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We’ve Got Your Healthier DIY Version Of The Unicorn Frappuccino

*Courtesy of Fit Mix Mom

Social media was totally abuzz when Starbucks came out with their limited edition Unicorn frappuccino a few weeks back. It packed quite the sugar punch with 59g in a 16 oz. Not to mention all the dyes and chemicals and artificial crap swirling around in there.

Of course, Yours Truly had the instant idea to come up with a healthier version you can make at home. So in the name of research, I went to Starbucks for a taste test–but they didn’t make them at that location. (Hey, I tried.) So although I have no idea what the real thing actually tastes like, I think you’ll like what I did come up with.

Granted, the “blue” layer isn’t really blue—it’s more purple—it’s just as magical! If you really want it blue, you could order some exotic, hard-to-find ingredient like blue matcha or something. But I ain’t got time for that.

A frosty blend of strawberries and mango with a swirl of sour blueberry fits my fancy! And it’s all for less than half the sugar of the original unicorn drink; just 25g of naturally occurring sugar in this fruity whip. If you indulge in a little whipped cream and sprinkles on top, obviously that will add a bit more.

Plus you’ll get a nice dose of protein (16g), so it’s a great post-workout treat!

Healthy ‘Unicorn’ Drink

Ingredients:

Purple layer:

  • 1/4 c. blueberries, frozen
  • 2 Tbsp. (1 oz.) plain Greek yogurt, frozen*
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp. pure stevia powder** or other natural sweetener, to taste (try 2 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey)
  • 1/4 c. milk of choice (dairy, coconut, almond, etc.)

Pink layer:

  • 1/2 c. sliced strawberries, frozen
  • 1/4 c. mango chunks, frozen
  • 1/4 c. (2 oz.) plain Greek yogurt, frozen*
  • 2 tsp. unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp. pure stevia powder** or other natural sweetener, to taste (try 2 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey)
  • 1/2 c. milk of choice (dairy, coconut, almond, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. First combine all purple layer ingredients in a blender cup. Blend until smooth. Pour into a cup and set aside.
  2. Rinse out blender cup. Combine all pink layer ingredients in blender cup. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour about 2/3 of the pink layer into your serving glass or jar. Then pour purple layer over top. Top off with rest of pink layer.
  4. Enjoy! (Top with whipped cream and sprinkles if desired.)

*You can easily freeze yogurt in an ice cube tray. (Dip bottom of trays in hot water for 20 seconds for easier loosening. Pop out cubes and store in freezer bag.) I keep plenty on hand for nice thick smoothies and shakes!

**See nutrition facts and where to get all-natural stevia in the original post here.

Lindsay (Trainer LJ) runs a free Facebook group to help moms on their fitness journeys. She is a certified trainer, slightly obsessive smoothie maker, wife and mom of 3 boys. A few of her favorite things include going running, getting stuck in yoga poses and hiding to eat all the chocolate.