One of my favorite go-to breakfast or snacks is a smoothie or a protein shake. They are a great way to pack a ton of protein and good stuff into one tasty, easy to drink meal for anyone who’s constantly on the go. This is me most mornings. I’m out the door by 7:45 every day and don’t have the time to make a healthy veggie omelette as I might on the weekends. Shakes (or smoothies – what is the difference really?!) make breakfast a snap.
I love coming up with new recipes that remain low in sugar but full of protein and flavor. I recently came up this one that taste so amazing around 3:00 in the afternoon. Every day at this time, I get the munchies. I’m usually a little hungry and little tired and I just want to snack. My days of grabbing chips or sugary snacks are over, and when I just can’t take any more veggies and hummus, this one does the trick! A little natural sweetness, a little caffeinated and a ton of flavor that gets me to dinnertime. It even has a secret ingredients that makes it oh so creamy and it’s a great way to use the coffee that you left in your morning coffee pot! If you’re like me, this happens daily!
Ready to give it a try?
Creamy Coconut Coffee Protein Shake Recipe
1 cup unsweetened nut milk (almond, coconut, cashew or hemp milk work best)
1/4 – 1/2 cup leftover morning coffee, or fresh but cold coffee
1/2 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder (I use MRM Veggie Protein Powder)
3 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut (or to taste)
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1/4 of an avocado
1/2 cup crushed ice
Add all ingredients, starting with liquids first, to your blender. Use a high powered blender like a NutriBullet to get the best blend and creaminess. Enjoy – morning, noon or night!
What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Tell us in the comments below!
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