I’m addicted to caffeine. I have no problem waking up early to hit the gym or head to the office, but I need a little bit of caffeine in my veins to get moving. This is a recovery shake that I’ll have after an early morning gym session on my way into the office. It helps me get that caffeine fix and it’s also loaded up with protein to start building muscle.
You can add half of a banana or milk if you wanted to add some extra sweetness into this morning beverage.
This is a lot healthier than an iced beverage from Starbucks in the morning and will help kickstart both your morning and your workout recovery!
You can use any type of vanilla protein powder. Another good option that I love is to use Optimum Nutrition’s Coffee flavored protein powder. It’s wonderful on its own but is made just for this recipe! You can get creative and do 1/2 scoop of coffee protein powder and 1/2 vanilla or chocolate for a little extra flavor.
Save money and save calories with this recipe by avoiding the local coffee shop after the gym!