Aloha friends! Today is Friday, and the weekend is upon us….almost 🙂 I’m sure most of you are either just waking up or are in the midst of your workday. I’m hoping that you started your day in a healthy way by eating breakfast since breakfast keeps your metabolism going and provides your body with energy to get through the morning.
I do know, though, that many people are crunched for time in the morning before work (e.g.taking care of kids, trying to get to your morning workout, or mentally preparing for the tough day ahead). Unfortunately, many people skip breakfast or opt for something quick and unhealthy, such as a donut (I so wish donuts were healthy because I would eat donuts everyday 🙂 Sadly the amount of calories and fat in 1 donut can almost be as much as a small meal).
I came up with this breakfast shake recipe because I have to wake up at 5:30AM to get ready for work and most definitely am too sleepy to either eat or make a healthy breakfast. Also I’m not really hungry at that time either. I like this breakfast shake because it not only contains a good amount of protein and nutrients needed to get me through a tough morning, it also has coffee!!! Healthcare people live on coffee, and I’m no different.
Below is the recipe for my healthy coffee breakfast shake. I also made a short YouTube video too on how to make this breakfast shake. I hope you all enjoy it, and stay tuned for more healthy recipes from Grace the Nurse in the future!
Healthy Coffee Breakfast Shake Recipe
1 or 2 cups of coffee
1 scoop of protein powder
1 Tbsp of chia seeds
1/4 cup of instant quick 1 minute oatmeal (any other oatmeal does not blend well, unfortunately)
1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or whatever milk you like. If you have an allergy to nuts, do not use almond milk)
A blender with container
Pre-chill your coffee for about 15 minutes in the freezer. Make sure to put 2 ice cubes in the hot coffee before placing it in the freezer to ensure the coffee chills nicely.
After 15 minutes, remove the chilled coffee from the freezer and place it in your blender container.
In the same blender container, put in the protein powder, instant oatmeal, chia seeds, milk, and ice.
Blend the container using your blender for a few seconds depending on how slushy you like your drink.
Afterwards, enjoy your healthy breakfast shake! Below is the nutritional info for this shake. Note: Protein powders are not all the same. Always make sure to read the label to see the nutrition info for the protein powder that you use.
The nutritional info below is based on the protein powder that I use:
- 200 Calories
- 6 g Fat
- 300 mg Sodium
- 240 mg Potassium
- 24 g Total Carbohydrate
- 12g Dietary Fiber
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