Mocha Protein Smoothie Made Simply at Home


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!

Simple Solution

Using a blender that has one of those personal sized containers that becomes the cup makes it super easy to throw everything together quickly.

Banana, frozen pieces 1 (medium)
Ice cubes3
Milk (whole)1.5 cups
Whey Protein Powder (chocolate)1 scoop
Powdered Peanut Butter (P2B)2 Tbls
Vanilla Extract1 tsp
Cinnamon1 tsp
Nutmeg0.5 tsp
|            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.

Nutritional Information

I was able to use NerdTrition again to generate the total nutritional info.

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