Can you put protein powder in coffee?

Wondering how to put protein powder in coffee? You have come to the right place. 

protein powder in coffee

Add protein powder to your coffee.

Adding protein to your breakfast is a great idea. Dietary protein is the most satiating macronutrient, which means that eating lots of protein in the morning will keep you full until lunch. This is key if you are trying to lose weight. Research shows that low-sugar, high-protein foods help fuel weight loss efforts because they help curb cravings. That is, by adding protein powder to your coffee, you are less likely to snack between meals.

Can you add protein powder to coffee?

Giving coffee a protein boost is a great idea, but it is easier said than done. Protein powder and coffee are not exactly a match made in heaven, and mixing protein powder with coffee with only a spoon will make a mess. To avoid this, follow the instructions below.


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Why drink wholesome?

This recipe was made with drink wholesome mocha protein powder. It is perfect for baking. Most protein powders are not good for coffee because they are made with protein concentrates and isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein. 

Unlike real foods, protein concentrates and isolates are missing the nutrients that make food taste good. In other words, they can ruin a good cup of coffee. With enough trial and error, you can make these protein powders work, but how much chalky coffee are you willing to make? 

Another reason why drink wholesome is perfect for coffee is that it is sweetened with monk fruit. Monk fruit, also known as lo han guo, is a small, melon-like round fruit native to Southeast Asia. Monk fruit sweetener is made by removing the seeds and skin, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice, which is then dried into a powder. 

We use monk fruit sweetener because it has a sweetness similar to that of sugar. Artificial sweeteners and stevia, on the other hand, are either way too sweet, or have a bitter aftertaste. Order samples to experience the monk fruit sweetness for yourself.

Now without further ado, here is how to put protein powder in your coffee. 


-¼ cup drink wholesome mocha protein powder

-¾ cup of dairy-free milk

-½ cup ice (optional)

-¾ cup coffee (or 1-2 shots of espresso)


Mix the protein powder and dairy-free milk in a shaker bottle or blender. Then transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and heat it over low heat, stirring constantly. Heating too quickly can cause clumping. When the mixture begins to simmer, slowly add the coffee or espresso.

Protein coffee is good any time of the day. Sometimes, I blend coffee, ice, and protein powder for a frozen, high protein treat.

Make high protein coffee with drink wholesome.

Hi, my name is Jack. I created drink wholesome because I was sick of protein powders that upset my stomach. drink wholesome is handmade in Plymouth, MA. 

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.