Breakfast Recipe: Protein Shake + Caffeine

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!


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