6 Amazing Coffee Protein Shakes
Wouldn’t it be perfect if there was a protein shake, which offers plenty proteins, boosts your energy, is super healthy, tastes terrific and the best of all: costs just a few bucks? There is! I am not trying to sell you a wonder-shake. What I am talking about is a coffee protein shake!
Just think for a minute about it. Coffee is rich in caffeine, a powerful stimulant which gets absorbed into your blood and then travels to your brain. After arriving, it helps you to stay aware, boosts your memory, improves you focus and increases your energy level.
Of course you might think: “Caffeine is a psychoactive drug with various harmful properties. You should minimize your caffeine intake as much as possible.”
To all haters out there: You are not wrong…but you are also not completely right. Caffeine is only dangerous and harmful to one’s health, when consumed in high amounts. Four cups of coffee are linked to earlier dead, whereby most health experts recommend one or two cups coffee a day.
So instead of drinking a boring cup of coffee in the morning, do something for your health and prepare a coffee protein shake. Here is a list with amazing coffee protein shake recipes. Just follow the instructions and try it by yourself!
Simple Coffee Protein Shake
This one is quick and easy. Grab a half banana and throw it into your blender. Now add one scoop vanilla protein powder, ½ cup milk and ½ cup cooled coffee into the blender. Mix everything together and serve it. Additionally you can add some ice into the mix or sprinkle some cacao over your finished protein shake.
What I like about this particular coffee protein shakes is the fact, that the simplicity leaves space for creativity and experiments. As an example: Instead of adding cacao, you can choose cinnamon, chia seed or vanilla extract as refinement.
The best way to find your favorite coffee protein shake is to try a lot of them! Now for everyone who needs a little inspiration: try the following protein shake recipes!
Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake
What would be a coffee protein shake list without a chocolate shake? For this protein shake we are going to use chocolate flavored protein powder, you are free to add some chocolate into your coffee protein shake, but be aware!
If you want a healthy protein shake, you have to use dark chocolate without added sugar and a cacao content of 60% or more. Dark chocolate has numerous health beneficial properties, like lowering high blood pressure and improving blood flow.
Unfortunately it’s hard to find healthy chocolate in your average store, so buy the chocolate online.
Now let’s come to our chocolate mocha protein shake recipe! Add one scoop chocolate protein powder in your blender. Put ½ cup milk, ½ cooled coffee, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract into the mix.
If you choose to add chocolate pieces into your coffee protein shake, use about one tablespoon. Now add some ice and let the blender crush the mixture and that’s it!
Peanut Butter Coffee Protein Shake
I yet have to find a protein shake recipe, where peanut butter doesn’t fit it. If you are a peanut butter fan as much as I am, then I recommend you to take a look at our peanut butter oatmeal smoothie recipes.
Beside tasting absolutely terrific, peanut butter is a great source of nutrients. A study proved that 2 tablespoons peanut butter a day can help you to reduce diabetes risk by 30%. So grab a jar of natural peanut butter and add 2 tablespoons of it into your blender.
Now we take one scoop chocolate protein powder, ½ cup coffee, ½ cup milk, some ice, a half banana and throw it into our mixture. Let the blender do his job and enjoy your super tasty peanut butter coffee protein shake.
The next protein shake recipe is for our vanilla fans!
Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake
If you are a real vanilla fan this one is going to be your favorite. Prepare one scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ cup coffee, ½ cup almond milk and ¼ cup sugar free vanilla yogurt.
Mix it all together and serve your vanilla coffee protein shake with walnuts on the top or chia seeds.
Vanilla does not only fit to ice cream and protein shakes, it’s also super healthy. Vanilla contains antioxidants, which fight cancer and heart diseases. Furthermore it helps to relieve depression.
Our next protein shake is perfect for spring and summer.
Cherry Coffee Protein Shake
Might sound like a weird combination, but believe me, the weirdest combinations are sometimes the best. I recommend you to enjoy this cherry coffee protein shake cold on hot summer days.
Pick 1 cup frozen cherries, ½ cup cooled coffee, ½ cup milk, one scoop berry protein powder or chocolate protein powder and put it into the blender of your choice. Now add one teaspoon vanilla extract, some chia seeds and ½ cup ice into the mix.
Blender everything together and violà, a cherry flavored coffee protein shake. Our next protein shake recipe is a tropical, bitter-sweet and coconut flavored adventure.
Coconut Coffee Protein Shake
Combine coconut milk with coffee and peaches, and you get a wonderful mix of sweet and bitter. Use 1 cup coconut milk for this one, ½ cup peaches, ½ cup cooled coffee, one scoop vanilla protein powder and some ice.
Enjoy this coffee protein shake ice cold on hot summer days or on cold afternoons, when you wish to be on a tropical island for a couple of minutes. You are free to add chia seeds to improve the nutrients content or use berry protein powder instead of vanilla.
As always: Don’t be afraid to experiment. If you like to try a caffeine-free protein shake sometimes then visit Total Shape’s homepage. Try different protein shake recipes and tell us about your experiences.
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