There is hardly any better start to my day than coffee. It gives me energy and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I had a mission to find a way to make my coffee more nutrient dense (specifically protein rich) while making cuts in the fat and sugar department. I came up with this recipe:

  • 1 cup of Coffee
  • 1/2 to 1/4 cup of 1% Milk
  • 2 Scoops of Chocolate Whey Protein Powder (I get mine from
  • 1 tsp of Creatine Monohydrate (from

I add all these things into my nutribullet (you can use any mixing appliance of your choice) and it becomes a forthy mocha like goodness.

As this recipe is written, this cup of joe gives me 235 calories and the macro breakdown works to 44g of protein, 1.2g of fat, and 10g of carbs. This is a lot of protein for a energy giving drink, and makes hitting protein goals much easier. I added creatine monohydrate to help my body recover from more quickly from my workouts, and on training days, it helps keep glucose in the muscles to get through an intense training session feeling energized.

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