If you’re anything like me, you love iced coffee, but you hate spending $6 at Starbucks or the like. This iced coffee protein shake is good anytime of the day, but especially when you’re done working out. It’s incredibly simple and takes no time at all as there are only four (4!!) ingredents.
Brief History of Fail
I’ve tried this before. It did not turn out well. I first got the idea from using vanilla protein powder just as you would with regular coffee creamer in hot coffee. That also tastes pretty good. But then I wanted iced coffee. I tried to replicate the ease of the cup of coffee by using only vanilla protein and Foldgers instant coffee.
I do not recommend that. That’s 2 scoops of protein down the drain.
I could have looked on the internet for some recipes but A) I’m lazy and B) I like to create. Nevertheless, I was a little gun shy to try this again.
And then an Idea came to Me
I just got back from an early morning mountain bike ride, and seeing as the weekends are usually when I allow myself to indulge in a coffee shop iced coffee, I was actually craving one before I actually got done with my ride. I thought, “man, how great would it be if I could have an iced coffee protein shake? I’d get the protein I need from the ride as well as satisfy my craving.”
So now I try again.
Unlike last time, just using vanilla protein, it had finally dawned on me that the iced coffee I normally get is an “iced mocha latte”. DON’T JUDGE ME!!
“Ok, ‘latte’. That’s like, steamed milk in coffee or something, right? Ok, I don’t have milk, but I do have vanilla protein powder and water. That’s kind of like milk. I also have instant Starbucks Via; that’s way better than Foldgers.
“Mocha, that’s chocolate, and I have chocolate protein powder too.”
Deep breath, let’s try this again…
Iced Coffee Protein Shake
- 16 oz. cold water
- 1 or 2 ice cubes
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1.5 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 2 packets of Starbucks Via instant coffee
In a blender, add 16 oz. of cold water. Throw in a just a couple of ice cubes for good measure, like only 1 or 2. Turn the blender on low and gradually increase speed so everything will mix smoothly once you start adding things. I’ve had problems in the past with the protein clumping together and never being evenly distributed. Having the water moving before you add the protein powder solves this problem.
Sorry, got off track there…
So, you’ve got the water moving, now gradually add 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder and 1.5 scoops of chocolate protein powder. Again, go somewhat slowly to avoid clumping, but don’t take too long or the protein will foam up and make it too fluffy to drink.
Now add 2 packets of Starbucks Via instant coffee. Again, let this blend for about 3 sec. and immediately turn off the blender. Viola!!
Pour the mixture over a bunch of ice in a glass. Drink. Be amazed. Share and ‘Like’ the shit outta this post with your friends. Thanks!!