A Delicious Combo of Coffee and Protein

Coffee and Protein

If you follow my posts you know I LOVE my Coffee. I have now found a new drink combo that combines both my protein and my coffee in a delicious flavorful drink with a grand total of 40.5 grams of protein – Boo Ya!!

I have combined my Protein Shakes and Coffee before (see my post Protein Iced Coffee Concoction), but this is a little bit different. One of my readers (Ryan R) is the one who told me about this combination and is now my new BFF, lol.

Over the summer I received some samples of the Click Mocha Espresso Protein Drink because I was looking for different ways to get in my caffeine and protein. I love this stuff and have combined it just with milk alone and loved it. Lately though I have not been good at getting in my protein like I should and that is when Ryan suggested this drink combo to me.

Here is what the drink combo is:

  • 1 Cup Warm Milk (I just microwaved it) = 8 Grams Protein in 2%
  • 1 Scoop Click Mocha Espresso Protein Drink = 7.5 Grams Protein
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Mix (I used CVS brand which I like) = 25 Grams Protein
  • 1 Cup of fresh brewed Coffee

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I mixed the Proteins in my shaker cup with the milk and then poured that in a bigger cup and mixed in my Coffee. I am not a fan of the Vanilla Protein alone and it has been sitting in my cabinet – I prefer the Chocolate when just making a shake. Well who knew I would love it mixed in with these other items.

I am so excited to now have a new drink that I love and that is filled with protein since I have been lacking. I drank it warm and because it was so much to drink at once when it got cold I just added in some ice cubes and it was even better cold.

So if you love coffee like me you have to try this – I thank Ryan for this recipe and now I will get in my protein for sure!!! I am actually finishing up one as I type.

Her I am over the summer enjoying my Click Mocha Espresso Drink which is tasty like I said even on its own and it also comes in Vanilla Latte – mmmmm.

My Chocolate Protein Iced Coffee Drink concoction

Chocolate Protein Iced Coffee

Chocolate Protein Iced CoffeePrior to my Gastric Bypass Surgery I was a BIG Coffee drinker and I am still enjoying a daily cup now. Today I decided to concoct an Iced Coffee Drink and add in some protein to make it even more worth my while. I thought it came out pretty tasty so I had to share.

Before indulging in Coffee make sure to check with your surgeon that it is allowed on your plan. I asked mine before I left the hospital if I was allowed and he said if you want a cup have a cup. I was like, OK. BUT It was not until a few weeks or so after the surgery that I started enjoying a morning cup every day and even with that I only drink about 1/2 of it.

Prior to surgery I drank coffee all day long. In the colder months I drink it hot and in the warmer months I like it cold. And nothing made me happier than a Starbucks Mocha Frappachino treat, which is not a good idea after surgery.

Today I was craving a cold coffee and decided to get in the kitchen like a mad scientist and see what I could whip up. I think it came out pretty good, not excatly the consistency I was hoping for – but I will work on that. It was yummy enough to share though so I thought I would do just that.

Here is what I used in my concoction:

Oh and as far as measurements I did not really go by any – I said I was a mad scientist didn’t I? *add evil laugh here*

  • Some Brewed Coffee
  • a little Skim Milk
  • a Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder
  • Scooper of Sugar Free Vanilla Ice Cream
  • a Squirt of Sugar Free Hershey Syrup
  • a Handful of Ice Cubes
  • a pinch of dragon scales – nah just kidding

I added all of that in my Magic Bullet Blender, blended it up and my concoction was born.

So I had a nice full Magic Bullet Mug of goodness that not only tasted good, but would give me a caffeine high, add to my liquid intake and give me more then 29+ grams of protein ( I would probably know the exact amount if I measured, my bad) How cool is that? The only thing missing was my straw – since us Gastric Bypass patients are not suppose to use one I had to skip it.

I think it tasted really good – next time I would like it to have more crushed ice to be thicker.

I also found Mocha Espresso Protein Drink that I am going to buy and try and maybe I can create my own Mocha Frappachino at home with all the benefits. They also make a Vanilla Latte flavor, but I am a Mocha girl.

I give this drink a thumbs up for my afternoon rev up.

If you have your own concoction that you think I should try Contact Me and share the recipe.

Now let me run while I am still caffeinated and clean my house, mop the floors, wash the dogs, do the laundry, clean the closets…Yeah right, NOT !! It sounded good though.

UPDATE: My new simple version I love – Skim Milk – about 16 – 20 ounces, 1 scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder, squirt or two of SF Chocolate Syrup and Coffee over Ice. YUM