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Nutrition for Women

Iced Protein Coffee

Enhance your morning brew with an extra dash of protein.

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If you’re tracking macros, you might be squeezing protein in wherever you can throughout the day. One way you can consume (and actually enjoy) a serving of protein is through your daily cup of morning coffee.

Studies show that eating a high-protein breakfast helps increase muscle mass, calories burned throughout the day, glucose regulation and satiety. Eating a breakfast high in protein has also been shown to improve the body’s response to carbs in the following four-hour time window.

Here’s one of our favorite ways to incorporate more protein into breakfast.

How to Make Protein Iced Coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup milk (almond, soy, dairy, etc.)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (any flavor you like)
  • 1 cup coffee, cooled
  • 1-2 tbsp raw honey (optional)

Directions

  1. Add ice to glass. Pour cooled coffee.
  2. In separate blender or shaker bottle, combine protein powder and 3/4 cup milk.
  3. Pour protein mix into glass of coffee. Drizzle raw honey on top.
Iced Coffee
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Tips to Spice Up Your Coffee

Here are some additional tips and tricks to making your protein coffee:

  • Use vanilla protein with almond milk.
  • Instead of cooling a cup of coffee, use cold brew.
  • Top the rim of your glass with sugar-free caramel sauce.
  • Freeze coffee in an ice cube tray ahead of time.
  • Try different flavors of protein like cookies & cream.
  • Add a scoop of raw cacao powder antioxidants and flavor.