What you include in your protein shake really depends on your preferences, but these are some important ingredients to consider, especially to aid in weight loss. There are a few staple items every iced coffee protein shake could contain. Did you know caffeine also helps you to lose weight? This is because caffeine can speed up your metabolism, which makes you burn fat without exercising, nor doing anything in particular. Let’s check it out!
Vanilla Protein Smoothie
This recipe is a little different, as it uses coffee-flavored yogurt, as opposed to brewed coffee. However, it’s still packed with tons of coffee flavor while the yogurt adds a nice creaminess to the smoothie. You just need to pour the ingredients such as 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 tsp instant coffee powder, 1/4 cup coffee-flavored yogurt 1 cup almond milk, and 1/2 cup crushed ice. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. It’s as simple as that.
Cafe Mocha Protein Shake
This cafe mocha protein shake calls for both chocolate and vanilla protein powder, giving it extra flavor and protein. This recipe doesn’t require any fruit, which means fewer carbs and sugar. The ingredients that you need are 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 6 oz brewed cold coffee, 6 oz unsweetened almond milk, and 1 cup ice. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
Chocolate Chip Mocha Breakfast Smoothie
While this is called a chocolate chip mocha breakfast smoothie, if you’re looking for a healthier option, skip the chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream. The chocolate protein powder will have enough chocolate flavor and sweetness. However, if you want a little more chocolate, opt for cacao powder.
The ingredients that you need are 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, 3/4 cup brewed coffee bold, 5 oz vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 1/2 cups ice cubes, 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional), Chocolate syrup (optional, for topping), and Whipped cream for topping. Add all ingredients, minus the chocolate syrup and whipped cream, to the blender, and blend until smooth. Top with chocolate syrup and whipped cream, if desired.
Caramel Latte Smoothie
If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast or snack, this caramel latte smoothie has you covered. With a homemade, healthy caramel sauce, cashews, and coffee, what’s there not to love? The ingredients that you need are 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla or chocolate), 1/2 cup brewed coffee, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup cashews, 6 pitted dates (optional), 2 tbsp healthier caramel sauce (optional), and 6 ice cubes. Add cashews and milk to blender and blend. Add caramel sauce, coffee, dates, ice, and protein powder and blender until smooth. Drizzle caramel sauce on top, if desired.
Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie
Unlike any other iced coffee protein shakes on this list, this coffee smoothie utilizes rolled oats and nut butter for added protein, healthy carbs, and nutrients. The ingredients that you need are 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee chilled, 1/2 cup milk of your choice, 1 banana, 1/4 cup rolled oats and a spoonful of nut butter. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
Those are iced coffee protein shake recipes for weight loss that make your breakfast super quick and easy, and not to mention delicious! They’re great for on the go or just sipping, and can even aid in weight loss.