Caffeine is a natural stimulant that many of us already consume in coffee, tea, and chocolate. It has an effect on the central nervous system of the body and can help give you an energy boost to get through tough workouts.
Caffeine is also associated with increased mental alertness, enhanced brain functioning, improved muscle memory, and possibly even reducing your risk of other diseases. A cup of coffee in the morning can help athletes and bodybuilders feel less fatigue in the gym and decrease muscle pain in the short-term. Of course, too much caffeine is never a good thing because it can cause jitteriness, dehydration, and abdominal cramping. Since caffeine is a mild diuretic, it’s important to drink lots of water to stay hydrated while consuming caffeine.
So to help you consume a beneficial amount of caffeine in moderation, we came up with this Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake Recipe to get your morning started off on the right foot. Of course, if you’re pressed for time, you can simply add 1/3 to 1/2 scoop of Challenger Nutrition Whey Protein Powder to your normal cup of coffee and add a little milk on top. This mixture can be a bit lumpy, so you’ll want to continue stirring it while drinking.
But we think this perfectly blended recipe is absolutely delicious, so give it a try tomorrow morning!
- ½ cup room-temperature brewed coffee
- 1 scoop Challenger Nutrition Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ banana
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ cups of ice
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender except the ice and blend.
- Add ice cubes slowly until the desired consistency is reached.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy with your breakfast!