Coffee Protein Breakfast Shake Recipe

Yields: 1 serving
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Coffee: 1 cup brewed coffee, chilled or frozen into ice cubes
  • Milk: 1 cup of your preferred milk (dairy, almond, soy, oat, etc.)
  • Frozen Banana: 1/2 banana, frozen for sweetness and thickness
  • Protein Powder: 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • Nut Butter: 1 tablespoon almond butter, peanut butter, or other nut butter
  • Sweetener (optional): Honey, maple syrup, or stevia to taste

Flavor enhancers (optional):

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Handful of spinach for extra nutrients

Equipment:

  • High-powered blender

Instructions:

Prep your coffee:

  • Chilled: Brew your coffee in advance and allow it to cool completely in the refrigerator.
  • Frozen: Brew a strong cup of coffee, let it cool slightly, then freeze into ice cube trays.

Combine ingredients:

  • Add all ingredients (coffee/coffee ice cubes, milk, frozen banana, protein powder, nut butter, sweetener, and any desired additions) into your blender.

Blend!:

  • Blend on high speed until completely smooth and creamy. If it seems too thick, add a splash more milk. If it’s too thin, add a couple more ice cubes.

Taste and adjust:

  • Give your shake a taste and add more sweetener or flavorings if desired.

Enjoy!

  • Pour into a tall glass and enjoy immediately for the best texture.

Tips:

  • Make it ahead: Prepare the coffee ice cubes and freeze the banana the night before for quick assembly in the morning.
  • Customize: Get creative with your protein powder flavors and additions. Consider berries, a dash of vanilla extract, or even a sprinkle of cacao nibs.
  • Storage: This shake is best served fresh. If you need to store leftovers, keep them in the refrigerator for up to a few hours, but they might separate slightly.

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