Protein Coffee!

Coffee is easily one of my trickiest vices. If I had my way, I’d start every day with a hot cup of coffee laden with the sweetest, tastiest creamer imaginable. Sugar free? No thanks. Low fat? Heck no! I like it rich and naughty.

However…

This isn’t great for the waistline. A cup like that can run 200 calories plus and full of fat and sugar. Not the healthiest way to begin your morning. I had switched to plain half and half in flavored coffee, which was an okay substitute- higher in fat, but low in carbs and no sugar. Recently though, I had a great idea. Protein coffee!

protein coffee

Simply take about a half scoop of your favorite protein powder (I use Cellucor Whey protein powder in cinnamon swirl- yum!) and mix with a few tablespoons of warm water. I put it in my Magic Bullet to blend until smooth, and to give it a frothy texture.  Add the mixture to a cup of hot coffee and voila! You have delicious, protein rich coffee. If you use the same protein as me, the coffee has 65 calories, 1 carb, no sugar and12.5 grams of protein. Not bad at all!

I also experimented with both unsweetened almond milk and coconut milk. Out of the two, the almond milk was slightly lower in calories and carbs, and actually tasted a little richer. Both were tasty, but you can really get away with just adding warm water. Try it out!