High-protein, low carb breakfast on the go has never been easier than this quick and easy protein coffee (aka proffee) recipe. Proffee may sound glamorous, but it couldn’t be more simple to make.
- 1 cup coffee cold brew
- 1 cup protein shake Store-bought pre-made (vanilla, chocolate, or caramel flavor)
- 1/2 cup ice
Add ice into a large glass
Pour cold brew coffee over ice
Add protein shake to coffee and ice
Stir until combined
It’s really up to you what type of coffee you use for your Proffee. I suggest using your favorite coffee you already have on hand.
Any of these will work:
- Drip Coffee – Be careful when pouring hot coffee into a glass with ice as it could cause the glass to shatter.
- Espresso One or two shots depending on your preferred caffeine intake
- Cold Brew Coffee – Prepared store bought cold brew or homemade.
- French Press Coffee
BOTLED PROTEIN SHAKE OR PROTEIN POWDER?
The appeal to using a ready-to-drink bottled protein shake over protein powder is that it can easily be poured over your coffee, where protein powders need to be mixed in a blender bottle, shocked together, or blended.
If you are using protein powder combine coffee, ice, whey protein, and a bit of unflavored almond milk into a big shaker cup. If you don’t like (or can’t have almond milk) regular dairy milk, soy milk, or oat milk are all good substitutes.
The end result tastes almost the same no matter if you start with protein powder or a prepared liquid protein shake.
- Coffee Syrups – sugar-free if you prefer a low-carb or keto coffee
- Flavored Coffee Creamers – Regular, plant-based, or sugar-free
- Frothed Protein Shake to top off your protein coffee
- Latte-Froth to top off your drink
The nutritional values listed below are an estimate and will vary greatly in this recipe depending on the type of protein used, if you added in flavored syrups or creamers, or if you’ve added milk for protein powder.