In the afternoon I like a coffee “pick-me-up” and am usually a bit hungry. Since I’ve been working from home, it’s even easier to pop into the kitchen and make something reasonably healthy that will sustain me through the rest of the work day. What I’ve settled on hits my needs well:
- High protein
- Some caffeine
- No added sugar
- Bonus in the summer because it’s cold!
Using a blender that has one of those personal sized containers that becomes the cup makes it super easy to throw everything together quickly.
========================================== | Nutrition Facts | | 1 serving | | Serving Size 535g| |========================================| |Chocolate Protein Coffee Smoothie | |----------------------------------------| |Calories 509.0 | |Calories from Fat 142.067 | |Total Fat 15.417 | |Saturated Fat 8.0 | |Trans Fat 0.0 | |Polyunsaturated Fat 0.85 | |Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 | |Cholesterol 0.092 | |Sodium 0.354 | |Potassium 1.126 | |Total Carbohydrate 62.2 | |Dietary Fiber 7.767 | |Soluble Fiber 0.0 | |Insoluble Fiber 0.0 | |Sugars 41.6 | |Protein 39.817 | ==========================================
Be cautious, this is not a “low-calorie” snack. This works well for me, in the scope of my total nutritional plan. Since my lunches are usually very light (mostly veggies and a handful of nuts) this is a great way for me to get more protein.
I was able to use NerdTrition again to generate the total nutritional info.