Protein! It’s good for the body. Most of us know that. Protein helps the body develop leaner muscles, sustain energy levels throughout the day, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce the risk of certain diseases.
Is there an easy way to bring more protein into your rushed morning routine? For many of us, or morning habits are what help us set our day off on the right foot! Why not try this one: get a little bit more out of your morning coffee with some protein to help you feel full and keep your body running. Check out this article to learn about the benefits of protein coffee.
Here are five easy ways to incorporate more protein into your morning cup of coffee.
Add Whey Protein to Your Coffee
Whey protein is often a staple cupboard ingredient for those who monitor their protein intake. Most powdered proteins are a significant source of this nutrient, so why not simply add a small scoop of it to your cup? Be wary of what flavors you use, though! Sure, chocolate and vanilla mixed with coffee sound pretty perfect, but strawberry might be a stretch. Also, some studies show that whey protein and coffee may assist with weight loss.
Try Bulletproof Coffee
Bulletproof coffee has been a pretty trendy approach for those on a keto diet, or those simply trying to fill out some high fat, low carb diet with a bit of protein. Generally made with coffee and unsalted butter and coconut oil, it’s a pretty creamy but protein-packed approach to your coffee. It ups the calories, but it also ups the nutrients.
Add Some Soy Milk
If you like to add a bit of cream or milk to your coffee, switching to soy milk can be a healthier approach, but will also give you an extra boost of protein. Adding soy milk not only makes coffee taste a bit smoother and sweeter, it can give you a few extra grams of protein. One cup of soy milk typically has about 8 grams of protein.
Add Some Protein-Packed Creamer
If you’re still on the dairy train, why bother with soy or almond milk at all? Typically, one cup of regular dairy milk also has about 8 grams of protein. Some specialty creamers have a boost of protein. Add some powder scoops to your coffee for a creamier, latte-style coffee.
Add a Scoop of Peanut Butter
Generally, peanut butter has 4 grams of protein per tablespoon. But, more importantly, peanut butter is delicious. Adding a scoop of low sodium peanut butter to your coffee can make it creamier and tastier while adding the extra protein kick.
The Easier Protein
But really–why bother giving yourself the challenge of making and mixing coffee and the different ingredients and guessing how much protein is in whatever scoop or serving you’re using? I’m always in a rush or often running behind, or looking for what’s easiest and most effective and efficient.