I workout in the mornings before hitting the road to go to work. I work 30+ minutes away from home, so my mornings are rushed, to say the least. I brew coffee before my workout, then sip it on the way to work. But I am also slamming down my post-workout recovery protein, too. After arriving at work, a real breakfast may or may not happen… it’s hectic. I’m always looking for fast, on-the-go breakfast options. I stumbled across an article that had a wonderful solution to my problem!
There is a way to boost your morning coffee to include all the macronutrients you need (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) plus a few micronutrients.
Here’s a way to boost your coffee to cover breakfast and your coffee addiction!
12 oz. of hot coffee
4 oz. cashew or almond milk
1 scoop vanilla whey or plant based protein
1 date, pitted (for added carbohydrates to sustain energy)
1 tbs. MCT oil**
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy!
**MCTs or medium-chain triglycerides are a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits. Approximately sixty-five percent of the fatty acids found in coconut oil are MCTs, but concentrated MCT oil is growing in popularity due to research on the health benefits associate with the saturated fat.
If you are making this at work or on the go, you can sure omit the date! I also like to use “chocolate” protein instead of vanilla. That makes it a little more like a mocha. Protein options are endless these days! On the warmer days, I throw all the ingredients in a blender with ICE and make a Frappuccino.
So tasty! ENJOY!