People love protein for the way it helps them build muscles and satisfies hunger pangs. People also love coffee for the way it tastes — but especially because of the caffeine it contains to help perk them up all day long. Therefore, it makes sense that someone would come up with the brilliant idea to combine protein and coffee into one product.
On Instagram, the #proteincoffee hashtag has been used on more than 7,200 posts. Whereas some of those photos feature people who have simply added whey protein to their hot mug of morning coffee, those who have attempted such a thing know that protein powder doesn’t always mix well with coffee. Perhaps that’s why there are products that combine protein powder with coffee or espresso to alleviate the need to mix protein powders in coffee.
Some folks take protein shakes and mix them in their Starbucks iced coffees, which makes for an easier way to create a smooth protein coffee mix.
As seen in the following photo, some of the protein coffees — like the one by Reflex Nutrition — have no added sugar. They also sell out fast, as witnessed by the previous posts about the protein coffee selling out and finally coming back in stock due to customer demand and popularity.
Other protein coffee products include the protein coffee blend by BuzzFit Nutrition, which goes for nearly $20 for about 8.5 ounces of the coffee mix. The protein coffee mix describes itself as a medium roast created from “Colombian coffee and high quality whey protein hydrolysate.”
As loved by most health fiends and fitness fanatics, most of these protein coffees don’t add sugar to their protein coffee mixes. The protein coffee blends can usually be mixed with hot water or milk — or even used to create an iced protein coffee drink, if not already mixed into a drinkable blend.
The Chike High Protein Coffee powder also has plenty of great reviews on Amazon, with people describing how they best like their protein coffee shakes made. Some of them report blending it with peanut butter, ice, milk or any number of things that they love in order to fit their fancies.
Be it iced protein coffee made from a user’s Keurig coffee machine at home, or people mixing their favorite protein drinks inside their Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffees, folks are finding ways to create their own protein coffee concoctions that are being called addicting.
With many health experts recommending getting healthy amounts of protein in every meal of every day, it’s no wonder that people are looking for ways to get more protein into their diets. And for lots of folks, coffee isn’t just a morning pick-me-up drink, but one that helps fuel their workouts.
Therefore, with caffeine present in many pre-workout supplements, protein coffee makes sense.
As a result, people are sharing their thoughts and recipes for protein coffee on social media, with a sampling of some of those comments appearing below.
“For my friends who luurrrv protein and love their coffee.. Reflex’s industry first protein coffee. #coffeegains”
“My kind of double fisting. Summer doesn’t have to spell disaster for your goals. Black iced coffee and 1.5 scoops of Rocky Road protein keeping things low calorie, low carb, high protein, gluten-free, and honestly tasting way better than any thick chocolate milkshake I’ve ever had. If I could describe it I would have to say liquid s’mores.”
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