Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

I find that protein wakes up my brain and gets me ready for the rest of the day.

-Marisa Tomei

Let me open by saying, everyone needs a friend like Sarah in their life.

Sarah is this incredibly sweet girl I work with/bother on a daily basis with all of my health questions. She is the one that told me about my new love PB2 & while we were in Indiana earlier this year for training, introduced me to my new go-to breakfast treat!

We had been in Indianapolis for almost a week and were over the sight of eggs, bacon & hash browns that was served every morning. I am not typically a heavy breakfast eater so having a heavy breakfast almost every morning for a week almost killed me. I needed something light, filling and I needed it now!

Thankfully Sarah was feeling the same way, so she suggested we grab bananas & go down to the Starbucks in our hotel to see if they would make us a protein shake.Β I grabbed 2 bananas from our breakfast buffet and immediately followed.

She proceeded to ask for 2 breakfast protein shakes…aka a scoop of protein blended with cold brew coffee and a banana. IT WAS A GAME CHANGER! No really, it was thick like a milkshake but filled me up to where I was still full at lunch. I got my coffee, protein & breakfast necessities all in one trenti sized Starbucks cup!

Her coffee protein shake helped inspire my now every morning breakfast shake. No lie, I make one of these suckers every single morning and drink it on the way to my first office. Sarah, you’re a genius!Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

How to make my go-to Coffee Protein Shake:

First add ice into your blender (**this helps in the blending process, the lower the ice is the easier it is for the blender to crush).

Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

Next, add one heaping scoop of protein powder. My favorite is this Six Series Elite Whey Protein, it is smooth, has less than a gram of sugar & is not chalky tasting like most proteins.

Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

Slice up a banana & add it to the blender.

Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

Top with coconut milk or your favorite non-dairy creamer!

Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

And finally, add about 1/2 cup of chilled/cold coffee to your blender.

Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

Place the top on your blender & let it go to work. Blend on high for about 2 minutes until milkshake consistency is found.

Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

Coffee Protein Shake

Pour your coffee protein shake into a travel friendly jar or tumbler, secure the lid and you are ready to go!

Coffee Protein Shake

Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go

This protein shake has little to no sugar, requires zero effort to make & can be enjoyed at home or on the road depending on your morning commute. If you are like me and need a hearty (not heavy) breakfast, give this Coffee Protein Shake a try!

ENJOY!

 

 

 


Coffee Protein Shake- The Ultimate Breakfast On the Go
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 1 shake
Ingredients
  • 8 oz brewed coffee, chilled
  • 1 scoop protein powder (your favorite flavor)
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup ice (10-12 cubes)
  • 1 splash coconut milk, non-dairy creamer
Instructions
  1. First, if you brewed fresh coffee, set aside 8oz of coffee to cool (this is about 3/4 coffee cup worth of coffee).

  2. Slice banana into 4-8 small pieces.

  3. Add ice into blender.

  4. Follow by adding cooled coffee, a heaping scoop of protein powder, the banana & a splash of coconut milk into the blender.

  5. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until a frothy shake is formed.

  6. Pour into a large cup with a lid, serve & enjoy!

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