We found that unsweetened plant milk works best- specifically almond milk, but you can also use whatever you have on hand, including dairy milk. Just keep in mind dairy milk is usually not low-carb friendly, and in the nutrition facts below you will have to update the nutritional values across the board to accomodate for the increase in sugar and increase in calorie consumption.
Low Carb Iced Coffee Protein Shake
We at Protein Milkshake were looking for a healthier way to drink iced coffee and increase the nutritional value at the same time. We had the idea of using Protein Milkshake protein powder to boost flavor, and input more protein into our diet. Introducing this guilt-free iced coffee protein shake recipe with a higher protein content that will help you jumpstart your day.
Is it okay to put protein powder in iced coffee?
Yes! Protein powder works very well in iced coffee as it not only gives the added benefit of protein, but also gives a smooth creamy texture to your iced protein coffee as well!
Iced coffee is a great way to jumpstart your day, and a protein shake will give you the fuel neccesary to work through the day until your next meal- combining these two drinks makes a super drink, as not only do you get the benefit of the energy boost the iced coffee gives you, you are able to maintain that energy and boost through the nutritional protein intake that comes from the protein powder of a protein shake!
Is this Easy to Make?
Making a protein iced coffee only takes one more step over your normal coffee making routine, but it is easy and simple to do. The three main components you will need to make an iced protein coffee under five minutes are Protein Milkshake, brewed coffee, and some ice cubes!
Once made, this iced coffee protein shake is a refreshing drink to have when you need a little pick-me-up, and is also great to have as a pre-or post workout snack for energy and recovery.
What Kind of Coffee Can I Use?
Whatever coffee you currently use- the options are truly endless and we recommend testing different brews to see what is your favorite. You can use regular or decaf if you are trying to forgo the caffeine. However if using regular coffee, a cup in the protein iced latte only consists of a half of a cup of coffee if you are worried about caffefine consumption.
Which protein powder is best?
We found that Protein Milkshake protein powder provides the best protein content as each serving of Protein Milkshake consists of 22 grams of protein. Protein Milkshake offers many different flavor variates to match the flavors of your beloved Starbucks frappe inspired protein drinks. Here you can find a sample variety pack of flavors featuring Salted Caramel Latte, Pumpkin Spiced Latte, Vanilla Bean, Cupcake Batter, Chocolate Cupcake, and even Strawberry Shortcake- each of our sample serving packs provide a taste of each different flavor. To go unflavored and let the coffee speak for itself, we recommend Chocolate Protein Milkshake.
Protein Coffee Ingredients
You only need a few ingredients to make a protein iced latte or coffee… coffee or espresso, plant milk, Protein Milkshake, and ice!
How to Make An Iced Coffee Protein Shake
This recipe is easy and pain free as possible,Just pour your coffee or milk & espresso over ice, add in your choice of Protein Milkshake, and shake it up in a cocktail shaker for 5-10 seconds!
- 8 oz cold brew coffee
- 3 tbsp Protein Milkshake (of your flavor choice)
- 1 cup ice
Mix all ingredients together into a cocktail shaker, shake up for 5-10 seconds and serve.
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