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.
It's sweet enough from the banana, that you don't really need to add any extra sweetener. But if you like your coffee extra sweet, just add your sweetener of choice before blending.
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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 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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Espresso Protein Shake
- ½ cup cashew milk
- ½ banana frozen
- ⅔ cup ice cubes
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- dash of cinnamon
- ¼ cup egg white protein powder
- 2 ounces espresso or strong coffee
- honey or sweetener of choice optional
- Add all ingredients to Vitamix or high-speed blender in the order listed.
- Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.
Can I make that with Almond Milk.
Yes, you can Evelyn!
How much honey (or sweetner)? Ty! Going to try this tomorrow morning!
It really is to taste. I don't use any additional sweetener in mine. Hope you enjoy it!
This is sooooo good! I decided to try this as my first healthy smoothie with my new diet and I am impressed. Thank you for posting this recipe!!!!
Yay! Glad you love it Chrissy!
Hi, I am allergic to bananas so could I leave it out of this shake? Are there any alternatives I could use??
Hi Susan, the banana adds creaminess and sweetness to the smoothie. You can sub a little bit of avocado or coconut cream and your favorite sweetener. Just play around with how much you add to get it as sweet as you like.
Which milks will work for me? I'm allergic to nuts
Hi Kandi, if you can have coconut milk, that would be the best substitute for this smoothie.
Hi im allergic to eggs is there substitution for this.
Hi Abigail, you can substitute collagen or your favorite protein powder.