OK. HELLO. Life-changing post about to happen here!!!
So, recently I started following Kelsey Wells on Instagram and she posts all the time about Protein Coffee. And I thought…OMG THIS IS SO GENIUS.
And so obviously I copied her (with my own twist, as always) and found out that I’m 10000% late to the party and this is totally already a thing that people do and know about but that just figures because I swear I’m the last to know everything.
That’s what happens when you watch SVU reruns all day instead of learning about the world!!!!!
Anyways, this is a COMPLETE game-changer. First of all, it’s an incredibly easy way to slam down almost 30g protein first thing. I always try to start my day with ~30g of protein because I just feel like it sets the tone for the day. But, it’s not that easy.
Eggs are an AMAZING protein source (the best, actually) but 2 eggs only provide you about 13g of protein and I cannot eat 4 eggs. I have a weird thing where my body can only handle 2 yolks at a time or I get kinda sick to my stomach (and I’m a yoke girl all the way).
I’m also not a huge smoothie fan. I know, I know, weird, right? I make smoothies for NA because I’ll get a craving for one and I’ll make it a few times, post about it, then I’m just over it.
Except for the Coffee Bean Smoothie – that shit is fire.
But it requires blending. And I typically can’t be bothered to blend..SO. I started making iced protein coffee every morning and it not only tastes like an iced mocha, but it fulfills my AM protein goal.
AND – ok, since we’re on the topic of amping up your AM coffee situation, if you follow me on IG you know that I was recently sent a HyperChiller. This life-changing, $30 gem, chills HOT coffee in 1 minute flat….without watering the coffee down. I honestly thought it was too good to be true, but it’s not. And this post isn’t sponsored – just really really obsessed with my HyperChiller.
So, first I use my HyperChiller to chill my hot coffee (and I use this French Press – if you’re not French pressing, you’re not living). I pour it into a shaker cup, I put in 1 scoop of Designer Protein Chocolate Whey, 1 scoop of Further Food collagen, and 1/2 Tbsp MCT oil . Obviously, use whatever protein powders you want, but I like to tell you guys exactly what I use and what works for me.
And if you want my discount codes for Further Food or Designer (bc they’re amazing and both gave me codes for my readers), I’ll put them at the bottom of the post.
The chocolate whey protein is added straight up for flavor and lots of protein, the collagen is added because I religiously do 2 scoops of collagen every single day (and I explain why it’s my #1 beauty and wellness hack here), and the MCT oil is because MCT oil is a special kind of fat (medium-chain triglyceride) found in coconut oil that is a natural fat burner, energizer, and blood sugar controller, ALL things I want to start my day with.
Here’s the recipe – you guys are going to fall in love with this, seriously. I’ve had one every single day for the past two weeks and I don’t see myself quitting it anytime soon. Do it, and tag me on FB and IG to show me!
Author: Megan Hansen, RDN, LD
Prep time: 2 mins
Total time: 2 mins
Start your day with a DELICIOUS mocha iced coffee (or whatever flavor you want!) and more than 25g of protein.
8 oz cold brew or hot coffee
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use Designer)
1 scoop collagen peptides (I use Further Food)
1/2 Tbsp MCT oil
Pour hot coffee into a shaker cup. If you don’t have a shaker cup, you may want to use a blender to ensure it gets blended really well.
Add proteins and MCT oil and shake vigorously or blend.
If using cold brew, pour over ice, and enjoy.
Serving size: 1 coffee
I LOVE this hot or cold. I’m mostly doing cold right now bc it’s 1000 degrees in GA, but it actually blends even better in hot coffee.
PS – MEGAN20 will get you 20% off at Designer Protein and NUTRITIONADDICTION will get you 5% off at Further Food (where I buy my collagen).
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