I've eliminated a number of things from my diet — even for a short period of time — but caffeine is not on that list. Luckily, there are a bunch of benefits to a coffee habit like improved workout performance and disease-fighting antioxidants. I can't get through the morning without a cup of coffee, but when I'm in a rush, I'm sorry to say it sometimes comes at the price of proper breakfast.
This caffeinated smoothie changes everything, since it combines cold-brew coffee and breakfast in one glass. Low in calories and high in protein, this chocolate drink will keep you fuelled and energised until your next snack or meal. Coffee-lovers (or former breakfast-haters) will fall hard for this creamy and sweet smoothie.
- 240 mL cold-brew coffee (I used Stumptown, but you could make your own)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Philosophie's Cacao Magic)
240 mL unsweetened almond milk
135 grams low-fat yoghurt
5 ice cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
- Cacao nibs, optional garnish
- Combine all ingredients, and blend until smooth. Top with the optional cacao nibs if you like, and enjoy immediately!
Source: Calorie Count
- 1 smoothie
- Total Time
- 24 minutes, 59 seconds
- Calories per serving