Espresso Protein Shake

Espresso Protein Shake

This espresso protein shake is my instant breakfast for those days when I don’t have time for anything more complicated. It’s creamy and thick like a frozen espresso drink from the coffee shop — but high-protein, dairy-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free. I think it’s sweet enough from the banana, so I don’t add any extra sweetener. But if you like your coffee extra sweet, just add your sweetener of choice before blending.

I often make this protein shake before I head to the gym in the morning. I pull the shot of espresso while I get the rest of the ingredients in the Vitamix, then add the hot espresso on top and blend. With the frozen banana, cold cashew milk and ice cubes, the shake still ends up frozen. I use an unflavored egg white protein powder for the extra protein. I like that the ingredients are just egg whites. With caffeine, protein and carbs, this espresso protein shake is breakfast in a glass.

Espresso Protein Shake on

Espresso Protein Shake
  1. Add all ingredients to Vitamix and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.


P.S. Take a look at the Paleo Grubs Book. With 470+ easy-to-prepare Paleo recipes in 17 comprehensive categories, you’ll never wonder what to make.


  1. […] 3. Espresso Protein Shake Here’s a protein shake especially suited to your morning workouts. You can drink it before your workout so you have more protein to feed your muscles as you work out, or after your workout as a recovery shake. It’s made from cashew milk and uses egg white protein powder keeping it dairy free. This makes it a great option for those that don’t want to use whey protein powder and avoid any and all lactose issues. The banana gets lost in the coffee flavor, and the caffeine can help boost your metabolism. […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>