6 High Protein Coffee Shakes that Will Make Your Morning Better

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People love coffee. And currently, there are over forty types of coffee. There is espresso, dark blend, and latte, to name a few. Lately, frappuccino and other cold beverages are taking the limelight too. Why? Because a quick caffeine boost can help start a busy day and people don’t always want a warm brewed coffee. Also, did you know that you can also make a high protein coffee shake to increase your protein intake at the same time?

High Protein Coffee Shakes: Top 6 Coffee Shake Recipes that are High in Protein

Having coffee protein shakes to start your day can make sure you get your target protein levels that you need. If you like to stay alert throughout the day with a little bit of caffeinated kick that you are looking for, try one or two (or all!) of the high protein coffee shake listed below:

1. Coffee Lovers Protein Shake - Low Sugar, High Protein Coffee Shake with Cocoa

Looking for a high protein coffee shake that is low in sugar? How about a gluten-free or vegan coffee shake recipe? Well, here is a recipe by Kristina LaRue that match all of these descriptions.

Ingredients include cold brewed coffee, no sugar vegan vanilla protein powder, ice cubes, banana, cacao nibs, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Add all of the ingredients (except ice) listed above into a high powered blender. Mix and blend until desired consistency is achieved. Slowly add ice cubes into the blender and continue blending until creamy.

2. Banana Flavored - Low Calorie High Protein Coffee Shake

Now, here is a high protein coffee shake by Health Life Style 365 that is also low on calories. It makes for a satiating drink in the morning, as well as a refreshing drink for late afternoons. Ingredients include ice cubes, unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, unsweetened cold brewed coffee, and chocolate or vanilla flavored protein powder.

Here is how you prepare Banana Flavored, Low-Calorie High Protein Coffee Shake:

  • Prepare all ingredients and combine into a blender.
  • Blend on high power until smooth.
  • Keep adding ice cubes until you achieve desired consistency.
  • Pour into a tall glass or tumbler and enjoy!

 If you want to make the coffee shake richer, feel free to add peanut butter or plain Greek yogurt. Source: indiatimes.com

3. Cafe Mocha Protein Shake - Mocha Flavored High Protein Coffee Shake

If you are a fan of mocha flavored drinks, here is Cafe Mocha Protein Shake by Jennifer Meyering. It only takes a couple of minutes to make and five ingredients such as chocolate protein powder, brewed cold coffee, vanilla protein powder, unsweetened almond milk, and ice. To see the full recipe, check Jennifer’s website.

To make this high protein shake, just add all the ingredients into a blender and get the blender on high setting. Blend the mixture until desired thickness or consistency. You can adjust the taste to your liking, as well as the thickness of the protein shake by adjusting ice or almond milk.

4. Chocolatey Coffee Shake - Chocolate Mocha Protein Shake

Can't get enough of mocha? How about chocolate? Well, if you prefer mocha and chocolate in a high protein coffee shake, here is a chocolatey coffee shake from kimscravings that might be the best pick for you!

chocolatey coffee shake

This Chocolatey Coffee Shake that is high in protein, is a perfect choice for coffee lovers. It will surely perk you up with plenty of protein, healthy carbs, and just enough caffeine to wake you up and fuel your workday or workout session. If you want to print the recipe, visit kimscravings and read the full details on her addicting high protein shake.

5. Vegan Coffee Smoothie - Rich and Creamy High Protein Coffee Shake for Vegans

Are you a vegan looking for a delicious coffee shake to cool your summer mornings? Then, you might like this rich and creamy high protein coffee shakes for vegans by lovingitvegan.com. It is amazingly easy to prepare, and doesn’t need a lot of ingredients to make. The only thing you need to do in advance is to put bananas in the freezer.

Here is a complete list of ingredients:

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 400 ml of your favorite non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons of almond butter (or nut butter)
  • 2-4 teaspoons of instant espresso or coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

To make your smooth and creamy vegan coffee shake, combine all the ingredients listed above in a blender. Blend on high power until smooth. Pour the coffee shake into a glass or on your tumbler for a coffee shake on the go. If you want to print the entire recipe, visit lovingitvegan.com for their printable recipe.

6. Thai Iced Coffee - High Protein Coffee Shake with a Twist

Do you want to try a unique coffee shake? Here is another recipe called Thai Iced Coffee from Jennifer Meyering. If you like to try different tastes of coffee shakes, do not miss out on this one!

For ingredients, gather a cup of brewed cold coffee of your choice, a scoop of your chocolate protein powder, one teaspoon of cardamom, a half teaspoon of almond extract, and one cup of ice cubes.

thai iced coffee shake

To make your Thai coffee shake, add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth on high setting. If you want the coffee shake’s consistency to be thin, just add a little bit of coffee or almond milk and continue blending. If you prefer thicker smoothie, add more ice. Stop the blender once desired consistency is achieved. Pour on your favorite iced coffee mug or any drinking bottle.

We hoped you like the six top recipes for high protein coffee shake. Enjoy your day with a sip of your favorite coffee drink in a cup!

About the Author:

Mike Zhang is the founder of the MZF Group. He graduated from the University of Toronto on the dean's list with a Masters Degree in science.  Mike was a two time National Muay Thai Champion, and a strength and conditioning coach to several learned athletes. He has over 14 years of experience as a Muay Thai Coach.