Last Updated on September 12, 2023
Perfect Pick Me Up
First, I've never been much of a smoothie drinker. Mostly because I feel like I'm drinking a boatload of calories that do nothing to fill me up, but not so with this iced coffee recipe!
Consequently, it is super filling (holds me over until lunch), low in calories, high in protein, and the perfect morning pick-me-up! To be honest, it's not very sweet, but I'm a black coffee drinker, so it's absolutely perfect for me. Now, if you need an upgrade on your mixer, check this Ninja blender. Despite how bad I would like the infamous Vitamix blender or the Mega Ninja Blender, mine is the one I currently have and I do love it! Besides, it works great for my smoothies. If you need an all-in-one blender, the Vitamix or Mega Ninja blenders would be a great investment.
Cut this iced coffee recipe in half to make one small serving…
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Because this energy-boosting iced coffee recipe only has about 115 calories per serving, don't be afraid to add a little plain greek yogurt. In addition, add peanut butter to the recipe if you want to drink it as a meal replacement. Additionally, greek yogurt makes this recipe a bit more tart and luscious. Consequently, making this morning drink oh so amazing!
While store-bought iced coffee is convenient and delicious, I highly recommend supporting your local coffee shop and either purchasing a bag of coffee or a jug of their cold brew or iced coffee if available. Best of all, it makes the world of difference in taste! My favorite is the cold brew jugs or cold brew packets from my local coffee shop, Mission Cup Coffee. For that reason, I urge you to try their fresh-roasted coffee! Check out their fabulous mission and how they became Mission Cup Coffee.Print
- 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Cup Cold Brewed Coffee (unsweetened)
- 1 Chopped Frozen Banana
- About 2 Cups of Ice
- 1 Scoop of Protein Powder (Chocolate or Vanilla)
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients then blend until smooth (start with less ice and keep adding more until you get the consistency you like). Feel free to add a little plain greek yogurt or peanut butter to make it richer.
- You can also puree this recipe (with an unfrozen banana), then pour it over ice. Keep in mind that this will lower the servings.
- Don't be afraid to experiment and add some of your own favorite ingredients (unsweetened cocoa powder, greek yogurt, flax meal, coconut milk, oatmeal, chia seeds, peanut butter, etc.)
- Be sure to use a protein powder that you love. If you find the protein powder taste to be a little overwhelming, try using just 1/2 a scoop, and add a little plain greek yogurt.
- Use more or less banana depending on how sweet you would like your drink (the frozen banana also makes it a lot creamier– closer to a shake than a smoothie). When I really want to treat myself, I use 2 frozen bananas.