Bariatric Mocha Latte

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

November 14, 2017

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Bariatric Mocha Latte

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How does a bariatric patient continue to enjoy coffee drinks on the post-op diet??

Isn’t that a constant question for most post-ops??

If you’re anything like me, what I enjoyed for a coffee drink for a few months no longer suits me like it did before. Or the season changes and low-calorie iced coffee drink no longer sounds good on a cold and dreary day! (Here is a link to an older blog post on low-calorie Starbucks® orders)

I’ve done several variations with hot coffee and protein shakes, almond milk, extracts, baking spices, etc. This recipe I like because I don’t need to have anything unusual in my house :)

I often have leftover coffee from the morning and don’t mind reheating that but if needed I make a small amount of coffee in my French Press or even my kuerig. Then I add almond milk, cocoa powder and some truvia. It’s great on these cold afternoons when I need a little something warm and sweet!

I personally drink decaf except for one cup caffeinated in the morning. Refer to your programs recommendations for caffeine but recommendations for my patients is to drink 64-96 oz water and limit caffeine to 16-24 ounces in a day. 

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Bariatric Mocha Latte

Cuisine: No Cook
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 2/3 cup unsweet vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweet cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp natural no calorie sweetener ex: Stevia, Swerve
  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed decaf coffee


  • Pour coffee into a mug. Whisk in unsweet cocoa powder and sweetener. Add almond milk and whisk all together.
  • Microwave 30 seconds. Whisk again. Microwave 30 seconds more.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Bariatric Mocha Latte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 221mg10%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 215mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 thoughts on “Bariatric Mocha Latte”

  1. I just joined your site as I have started to regain. I am 2 years out and the holidays really got to me this year! I am stopping it now from continuing to spiral out of control.

    I enjoyed your blog post about highly rated protein bars/chips, etc. I have a great Amazon card so I will be trying some of the items you noted in the post.

    I am also trying to “figure out” the best way to drink my coffee as I have always liked it loaded with stuff! I especially like the above blog about your mocha latte. I found a recipe somewhere – never can remember where, but probably on Pintrest. It includes much of what you have in the Mocha Latte recipe but it has cardamom in it as well. Basically it is almond or coconut milk, sweetener of choice (I think maple syrup was suggested but I used a blend of stevia, erythrytol and xylitol). The directions were to slowly heat the milk, sweetener and cardamom until steaming. Blend the hot milk blend and add to your coffee. It was really good.

  2. @ennael54 I’m excited to have you as a member and glad to hear you enjoyed the bariatric products post! I love the suggestion on cardamom…have never thought of that!! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I have signed up in hopes of guidance through this new journey and to have success. I am 5 months post op from gastric bypass and need guidance, recipes, and exercise videos to motivate me! So happy I found your site! Wish me luck everyone!

  4. @bobbiemod Good luck for sure! I’m excited to have connect and hope to be continued help on this exciting journey!

  5. These all look so could , can we substitute the almond milk with coconut milk of fat free milk ?

  6. @Christine Gersen I personally would not as it will increase the nutrition profile with coconut milk or fat free milk. Fat free milk has no fat but higher carbs and coconut is a saturated fat source so higher fat. You certainly can but something to be aware of, not have it often and watch your macros in your food journal.

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