People who love their morning coffee and those who are in the habit of skipping their morning breakfast could both use an infusion of coffee and protein in their breakfast to make sure they are not paying attention either.
Coffee-infused protein shakes that help you start your day make sure you get the protein you need saturated throughout the day, and give you the caffeinated kick you’re looking for.
Vanilla latte smoothie shake
This delicious and nutritious smoothie really tastes like an ice-cold vanilla latte! Plus, it has a dash of espresso for the occasional caffeine boost you might need early in the day for a great start of the day.
1 cup non-dairy milk
2 pitted Medjool dates
1 Tbsp black chia seeds
1 Tbsp raw cacao nibs
1 Tbsp raw almond butter
1 tsp raw vanilla powder (or pure vanilla extract)
1 espresso shot, cooled
1 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)
2 cups ice cubes
Directions: In a Vitamix or a high-performance mixer, mix all ingredients and stir until smooth.
Banana iced coffee protein shake
Coffee and whey protein powder provide the energy and a serving of fruit, a frozen banana, makes it the perfect blender breakfast on a busy morning. Whether you’re watching calories to lose weight or just need a quick breakfast with extra protein, this recipe delivers!
1 frozen banana, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup of brewed coffee, cooled
1½ cups of crushed ice
1 scoop (1/2 cup) 100% Vanilla-flavored Whey Protein Powder
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
½ teaspoon Chia seeds
1 pack of Stevia (optional)
Mint for garnish (optional)
Café mocha protein shake
Coffee and Chocolate Protein come together to create a café mocha protein shake that’s perfect for busy mornings … or anytime!
Recipe:1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
6 oz brewed cold coffee
6 oz unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice
Cold Brew Mocha Smoothie
This energizing mocha smoothie is made from cold-brewed coffee, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, dates and almond milk. Cool, creamy, delicious and perfect for breakfast or afternoon pick-up.
2/3 cup cold brew coffee
2/3 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla
1 scoop chocolate protein
2 medjool dates
2 cups ice cubes
1 Teaspoon cacao powder
1 Teaspoon cacao nibs (optional)
Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie
Packed with whole grains, fruits and coffee, this smoothie has everything you need to go from 0 to a fully functional adult in minutes.
1 banana, previously sliced and frozen
½ cup (120 mL) strong brewed coffee, chilled
½ cup (120 mL) milk (any variety)
¼ cup (25 g) rolled oats
Optional: spoonful of nut butter
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and add more milk as needed to achieve a consistency that suits your needs. Optionally top with a pinch of chocolate and serve immediately.