Losing weight has never been easy and many are even complaining about how they miss eating certain types of food because they want to shed extra pounds. Truth is, you don’t really have to let go of your favorite foods but rather eat in moderation. Like they always say, too much is bad for you. Fortunately, drinking coffee won’t be a problem with your weight loss goals because you can actually whip up some iced coffee protein shakes that can help you lose pounds. The best part is that you can mix one any time, even in the afternoon when you need a quick pick me up. Here are some recipes that you can try out.
- Coffee lovers protein shake. In this recipe, you will need a scoop of no sugar added vanilla protein powder, ½ cup cold or even room temperature brewed coffee, sprinkle of cacao nibs for topping, ½ ripe banana, ½ cup vanilla almond milk, 1 ½ cups of cubed ice, and 1 to 3 drops of stevia extract (optional). To make this shake, simply put all the ingredients, with the exception of the iced cubes, in your high powered blender and blend until they are mixed properly. Add the ice cubes slowly and process until your mixture becomes creamy. Add the cacao nibs on top. If you want to have more sweetness to your drink, add a few drops of stevia extract.
- Vanilla latte protein smoothie. The combination of coffee and vanilla is guaranteed to give you that smooth, creamy texture. To prepare this drink, you will need 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, 1 teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso powder, ¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, honey or sugar to taste, 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, ½ frozen banana, ¼ cup of coffee flavored yogurt, and ½ cup of crushed ice. Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until they are mixed thoroughly. You can top your drink with some whipped cream if you like.
- Thick banana iced coffee protein shake. Another protein shake that will be a hit to those who want to lose weight is the thick banana iced coffee protein shake. To make this beverage, you need to prepare around 2 cups of ice, 1 cup of unsweetened cold brewed coffee, 1 scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder, ¾ cup of unsweetened almond milk, a chopped frozen banana. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until the ingredients are mixed properly. Make sure that you add ice slowly until you have achieved your desired results. You can add some peanut butter or Greek yogurt if you like to add texture and thickness to the drink.
These are just a few protein shake recipes that will certainly keep you cool while losing weight. These shakes contain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that will help you shed those excess pounds that you are carrying in no time.