Get ready to experience greatness.
One day this winter, I had a brilliant hunch. Protein powder = milk solids + vanilla + sweetener. Vanilla lattes = espresso + milk + vanilla + sweetener. I love vanilla lattes… and my homemade version has cut my Starbucks spending down by about 90%.
At ~50-60 kcal a cup, you could also call this the ultimate skinny vanilla latte.
Also a great way to sneak protein into your morning (which can help keep you satisfied throughout the day)! I’m absolutely hooked.
Here’s the recipe:
Coffee (~1 cup): Brew, let cool until drinking temperature (3-5 minutes). If too hot, powder will clump.
Quest vanilla milkshake protein powder (~1/2 scoop, to taste): Dump into warm coffee.
Replace lid, insert blender bottle shaker ball, and shake! It’s even got the foam.
You can add a little half and half or milk to taste, if you’d like to give it a more latte-like color. It’s still gonna be creamy and awesome either way!
I’d love to know what this would be like with another flavor protein powder, like caramel or chocolate. Try any flavor you’d like, and please post the results if it’s great!
Disclaimers: I’ve only tried this with Quest Protein, so I can’t guarantee how other powders will hold up to the hot coffee. I can say you have to be certain you don’t get too excited and dump the powder in too early, because it will clump up. I can also say you might be hooked once you try this, but… it’s a fairly healthy treat!