This espresso protein shake is creamy and thick like a frozen espresso drink from the coffee shop—but it's high-protein, dairy-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free.
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. This post contains affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure statement here.
I use an unflavored egg white protein powder for the extra protein. I like that the ingredients are just egg whites with nothing added. That way you can control what's in your shake and add whatever ingredients you like.
With coffee, egg whites, and a little fruit, this espresso protein shake is breakfast in a glass. And you don't even have to stop at the coffee shop.
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