High protein, low sugar protein shake is a coffee lover’s dream. GLUTEN FREE VEGAN. Only 4 ingredients- no cream!! Easy to make for an afternoon pick me up.
Toss all ingredients into the blender, top with cacao nibs and sip all the frothy goodness with a straw.
On a rainy day, there’s nothing I like more than sitting by the window and writing with a delicious treat nearby to sip or snack on. But as the rain falls, sometimes my energy falls, too!
So a quick caffeine boost definitely helps.
But I don’t always want a latte or even just brewed coffee. So, I came up with this protein shake that comes with a kick of cold coffee and some cacao nibs for a pretty finish.
Let’s call this babe, Coffee Lovers Protein Shake.
Blend with your favorite coffee.
Any chilled coffee will work in this recipe! I actually created this recipe with room temp coffee from my morning pot of coffee, but now that I use a Keurig for single brew– I often will just toss in cold brew or unsweetened iced coffee from the jug.
BTW, I LOVE Starbucks Blonde Roast and that I can buy this at the grocery for a fraction of what it would cost me if I were to go to Starbucks for an iced coffee.
For the love of coffeeeeeee…. I hope you love this gem of a recipe as much as I do. Make sure to look at the notes — I included some options for toppings (I like cacoa nibs!) and also a tip for making this shake more or less sweet, depending on what you prefer.
You’ll also find nutritional information (see those 25g of protein?). Here’s a video showing how easy it is to make!
Do you need a little pick me up? Go on you coffee lover, grab your favorite glass and the blender and get your coffee on.
Oh and if you make this recipe please leave a review below and tag me on instagram @loveandzest #loveandzest.
- ½ ripe banana
- 1 scoop no sugar added vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ½ cup cold or room temperature brewed coffee
- 1½ cups cubed ice
- sprinkle of cacao nibs, for topping if desired
- 1-3 drops stevia extract, if desired
- Add all ingredients except ice to a high powered blender. and blend until mixed together.
- Slowly add ice to blender and process until creamy.
- Top with cacao nibs, if desired.
- Note: If you desire a bit of a sweeter shake, stir in 1-3 drops stevia extract.
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Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, millennial mom of two active and hungry boys, which makes me an around the clock milkmaid and cheerio picker upper. Here on Love & Zest, I share (mostly) healthy recipes to fuel the whole family and real life stories of modern motherhood.
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