Vanilla Latte Energizer

Got a tough day ahead? Swap your latte for this protein powerhouse with a caffeine kick.

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Cottage cheese provides energy-boosting B vitamins—a half cup packs 12 percent of your daily dose. It can be tricky to find, but go for low-sodium cottage cheese when it’s available.

Ready in: 5 minutes

Makes: 1 serving


  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • ½ cup brewed strong coffee or espresso
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ice cubes


Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 230, Total Fats: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 500 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 15 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 15 g, Protein: 38 g, Iron: 0 mg

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