Mocha Protein Shake: Smoothie with Protein Powder for Your Weight Loss Breakfast

A balanced, quality diet should provide you with the amount of protein your body needs to function. But if you can’t stomach eating another steak or cracking one more egg, it might be time to start drinking protein shakes.

Protein powder is a quick, simple method to ingest a high amount of protein without needing ample prep time for a full meal or standard protein foods, especially in the morning. When you purchase a powder, make sure you always opt for an organic whey protein (or vegan) variety that’s free of pesticides, naturally sweetened and cold-processed.

Studies show a high-protein breakfast suppresses your hunger hormone ghrelin, curbs your appetite, and crushes cravings. Try this Mocha Protein Shake as your weight loss breakfast:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon Jell-O Sugar-Free Butterscotch Pudding
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup concentrated cold brew coffee (do not water it down), or really strong coffee, chilled
  • 1 cup ice
  • Instant coffee powder (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)


Directions:
In a blender, mix the milk and pudding powder until it thickens, about 2 minutes. Add coffee, protein powder and ice; blend until smooth. Top with chocolate shavings and instant coffee powder for some extra crunch.

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