Protein Coffee

  Protein Coffee in a coffee mug, toped with whipped cream


As a mother of small children, coffee is my friend….my BEST friend.  As a woman trying to lose weight and gain lean muscle, protein is also my friend.  So when trainer Irene of GetUFit posted this recipe idea, I knew I HAD to give it a try.

This is SOOOO good people.  All the great taste of coffee, with a hint of yummy vanilla and punch of protein. Depending on what vanilla whey powder you use, you’ll be adding about 10-12 grams of protein to your morning coffee! AWESOME, right?! Pair this tasty beverage with a  Power Muffin or Greek yogurt with some fruit  for a complete powerhouse of a breakfast!

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Protein Coffee

Enjoy your coffee, while adding 10-12 grams of protein. Pair this Protein Coffee with Greek yogurt for a complete powerhouse of a breakfast!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 0 minutes


  • 3 Tablespoons Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 2 Tablespoons HOT water
  • 8 oz of your favorite brewed coffee


  • Whisk together hot water and protein powder until well combines, smooth and creamy.
  • Mix protein mixture in with brewed coffee and enjoy!


NOTE:  Do not just add the powder to the hot coffee,  it will not dissolve


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 237mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3mg

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Post Updated August 2020

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  1. OMG this just made my day! To be able to say “Don’t worry, my coffee is good for me!” is like a dream come true! Will be trying this in the morning for sure!

    1. I know! It’s the best of both worlds 🙂

  2. I’ve been doing this for a while. I whir (?) little cool coffee with the powder in my magic bullet. Sometimes I go crazy and use CHOCOLATE protein powder! Sometimes I also add cinnamon! Crazy! 🙂

  3. As someone who has battled obesity (and won) my whole life, this site is giving me tons of ideas to continue to live healthy!! Giving this idea a try in the morning!

  4. I plan on trying this recipe this morning & I can’t wait. I’ve been looking for tasty ways to incorporate more protein in my diet to encourage weight loss & lean muscle growth as you said, & this is perfect! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Bernadette Wheeler says:

    I tried this but just smile not getting it. 3 T powder + 2T hot water made a crumbled paste. I added more hot water and got a nut butter sort of consistency. I went forward anyway and added met warm black coffee. Lumpy undrinkable mess. Can you send pics of your process. I just have to get more protein in and am trying to change from bullitt proof coffee which I love.
    Thank you so much for any help.

    1. Da Kampling says:

      I had the same problem with it being a chunky, nasty texture. I have a handheld blender that my kids used to make ice cream shakes… I used the blender on it and it was smooth and frothy and wonderful!