Like most people, I struggle with two things in the morning: making sure I have breakfast and getting caffeine into my system.
In the off-season, I find that I have more time to prep for breakfast, but once things get busy come August, that goes out the window. Enter combining my two issues and finding a solution:
A protein shake + caffeine.
I looked up a few recipes online, but ended up coming up with my own:
1.5 scoops of protein powder
6-8 ounces of water
2-4 shots of espresso
Put ingredients in a blender and mix. Serve over ice in a shaker bottle.
Tip: If possible, make the espresso the night before and leave it in the fridge so it’s cold.
I’ve tried a few different types of protein powder, but my favorites are pictured below. Top: Smoothie King’s Chocolate Lean 1 powder (my favorite smoothie!) Bottom left to right: Muscle Milk’s Vanilla Creme, Mocha Latte (which has caffeine in it!) and Peanut Butter Chocolate. I thought the peanut butter chocolate wouldn’t work with the espresso, but it was delicious!
What are your go-to easy breakfasts?
Have a great day!