Coffee is one of those things that has always been a constant in my life. My dad had me drinking coffee at age ten, and the habit has stuck with me. Sure, I go through periods where I am not drinking it, but it is comforting to know it is always there waiting for me when I return to it. Kind of like family. Okay, more like your bed. Coffee is my nice warm bed at the end of a long day.
In coffee’s case, however, it tends to be at its best in the morning, when its drinker is half awake and attempting to remember what day of the week it is. I’m not going to lie, that scenario pretty much sums up my morning self these days. So much so that I have found myself leaning toward protein shakes first thing in the morning to break the fast, and waiting until later on when my brain is firing at its full capacity to bring out the oats, waffles, eggs, and all those fancy breakfast goods.
I imagine you can see where I’m going with this by now…
Who wants to drink a plain old protein shake when you can pour some coffee in it. And some vodka. Wait, scratch that last part, sorry. This coffee protein smoothie has all your morning bases covered. You are getting a meal and your coffee in at the same time. Efficiency at its finest, people. And for those of you who prefer slow mornings sipping a warm mug of coffee, well a cup of hot coffee is the perfect way to warm up after you drink this smoothie. Two cups is the new one cup. Actually, go pour yourself a third, I won’t tell.
Coffee Protein Smoothie
|Meal type||Beverage, Breakfast, Snack|
- 1 banana (frozen)
- 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla, chocolate, or unflavored will work best)
- 3/4 cups non-dairy milk (I recommend coconut or almond)
- 1/2 cup coffee (brewed and chilled)
- 2 tablespoons coffee grounds (optional, but highly recommended)
- 1 cup ice
|Add all ingredients to a blender and blend away.|