I find that protein wakes up my brain and gets me ready for the rest of the day.
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. 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!
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).
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.
Slice up a banana & add it to the blender.
Top with coconut milk or your favorite non-dairy creamer!
And finally, add about 1/2 cup of chilled/cold coffee to your blender.
Place the top on your blender & let it go to work. Blend on high for about 2 minutes until milkshake consistency is found.
Pour your coffee protein shake into a travel friendly jar or tumbler, secure the lid and you are ready to 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!
- 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
First, if you brewed fresh coffee, set aside 8oz of coffee to cool (this is about 3/4 coffee cup worth of coffee).
Slice banana into 4-8 small pieces.
Add ice into blender.
Follow by adding cooled coffee, a heaping scoop of protein powder, the banana & a splash of coconut milk into the blender.
Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until a frothy shake is formed.
Pour into a large cup with a lid, serve & enjoy!