Protein Coffee

The best part? It works for both iced and hot coffee.


In the morning, how often do you find yourself grabbing something quick to eat or skipping breakfast altogether?

Whether you’re tired, not hungry, or short on time, it’s understandable! The problem with a typical grab and go breakfast though (think toast and almond butter, a muffin, bagel and cream cheese, or pastry), is that carbs and fats are usually covered, but the protein is lacking. Chances are however, even the grab and go or no breakfast crowd still has their morning cup of coffee – which is the perfect opportunity to sneak some protein in!

Infused with your favorite protein powder, this sweet, creamy, and EASY hack will take your coffee to the next level. And the best part? It works for both iced and hot coffee. So no matter your drink of choice, you can transform your everyday coffee into one that rivals Starbucks and their crazy, delectable concoctions – without all of the added sugar!

Protein Coffee


  • 1 scoop protein powder any flavor
  • 3-4 oz. unsweetened dairy-free milk or water
  • Optional: 1 scoop of collagen, pinch of stevia or sweetener
  • 1 cup black coffee hot or iced


  • In a shaker cup or with a milk frother, mix the protein powder into the water or milk (along with the optional ingredients if using) – it’s important to mix the protein and milk separately, otherwise the protein may clump up if added directly to the coffee
  • Pour the protein into a cup of coffee; if you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, you can pour half of the protein in and store the rest in the fridge for your next cup of coffee!


  • *Protein: some protein powders yield a different consistency or graininess when mixed into coffee, so a little trial and error in finding the perfect protein powder for you may be needed
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The add-ins that make for desirable, drool-worthy coffee drinks are unfortunately the same ingredients that make most coffees less than healthy. Not everything that goes into your mouth needs to be healthy, but if it’s something you consume every day, making it even a little better for you can have a BIG impact on your overall health!

Which is why chocolate protein powder should be one of the first flavors you try here; it makes for a velvety fusion of hot chocolate and coffee that doesn’t taste remotely healthy. And speaking of hot chocolate, you have to try this recipe!

If you’re in the market for a new coffee or wanting to branch out, some of my personal favorites are: Texas Truffle from World Market, JOT, Dunkin’s Chocolate Glazed Donut, and Wandering Bear. With their organic, flavorful cold brews, I’d have to say that Wandering Bear sits at the top of the list (with JOT a close second). Non-organic coffees can contain myotoxins and mold, so drinking organic is a seemingly small, yet substantial choice. If Wandering Bear has piqued your interest, you can save on any and all sized orders with my code, SU10.

Whether you skip breakfast, grab something convenient, or think about food from the moment you wake up, it doesn’t hurt to have a couple breakfast options that you can prep in advance and readily reheated before your day gets started. Here are two reliable recipes, one sweet and one savory, you can throw into your breakfast rotation:

If interested, the macronutrients are below. They are kept separate at the very end of each recipe blog so that this can remain a safe, positive space for all as not everyone wishes to see the nutritional information.

Every protein powder differs, but the macros of the coffee are simply the macros of the protein powder + dairy-free milk. If a leaner protein powder is used, there will only be a few grams of carbs and fat with 20+ grams of protein!

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