If there’s one constant in mine and Vishnu’s ever changing lives, it’s breakfast.  And not just any breakfast.  Almost every morning for the past few years, we wake up, brush our teeth, and make THE shake. 

Now that I think about it, I’m not sure why I haven’t shared the recipe on MIS until now.  Sorry about that!

As strange as it probably sounds, this shake is everything to us.  It’s delicious, satisfying, healthy, and the only way we know how to start our day. 

I’ve actually been making some variation of this shake for the past 4-5 years…before Vishnu and I got married.  And with his help, I think we’ve perfected the recipe. 

In fact, I know we have because everyone who tries our version asks for the recipe and/or asks me to make it when they visit (both mine and Vishnu’s families love this stuff!).  During Aekta and Adarsh’s engagement weekend, his parents tried my concoction and made me promise to email the recipe with links to all the necessary ingredients.  Ha!

Mocha Protein Shake 1

You’ll just have to take the fam’s word for it and make it yourself!  Trust me, you’ll wake up thinking about breakfast and this delicious shake!

Oh and don’t be scared by the spinach.  Not only does it add extra nutrients, but it also makes the shake a beautiful green color…don’t skip the spinach! 

Mocha Protein Shake 3

Mocha Protein Shake 4

Coffee Protein Shake
Serves 2

16 oz. plain unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee
2 tablespoons PB2 OR 1.5 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons chia OR ground flax seeds
2 tablespoons protein powder of choice*
3 handfuls of spinach leaves
2 frozen bananas**

Add ingredients (in the order listed above) to a high powered blender and blend until completely combined.

*We like the taste and texture of Sunwarrior Vanilla protein powder, but feel free to use your favorite kind.
**If you don’t have frozen bananas on hand, feel free to throw in 1/2 cup of ice cubes.

Side note: A lot of people ask what kind of blender we have.  We were gifted a Blendtec a few Christmases ago, and it is by far our favorite and most used appliance.  Simply put, it’s amazing.  I know it’s expensive and quite the investment, but it does so much more than make shakes (soups, sauces, ice cream, brownie batter, etc.).  I can’t even begin to explain how well it blends everything.  I use mine at least twice a day. 

Mocha Protein Shake 2

My next Blendtec investment will likely be the Twister Jar.  I haven’t quite been able to sell Vishnu on this, but I’m working on it!

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend! 

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By Parita

13 thoughts on “The Coffee Protein Shake We’ve Been Drinking for Years [Recipe]”
    1. So we used to get the chocolate Sunwarrior but tried the vanilla at my parents’ house and liked that better! But you really can’t go wrong with either.

  1. Thank you! Thank you so much for sharing. I never knew coffee could be added to shakes. I have been trying to do this health thing and drink shakes in AM. This will combine my love coffee and my attempt at being healthier. Thanks!

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