If you are anything like me, breakfast is usually on the run. My morning usually looks a bit like this: hit snooze on the alarm clock a few times, get up, shower, get dressed, run out the door…run back in the door because I forgot breakfast, off to work!
On mornings like these, protein shakes have become an easy and convenient breakfast when I just don’t have time for anything else. I recently decided to try adding protein powder to coconut milk and the results are amazing! The thick, delicious shake hits the spot as I commute to work. There are many options out there, but I’m very happy with the organic (unsweetened) coconut milk by So Delicious. By itself, the coconut milk doesn’t have any flavor that will interfere with your favorite protein powder. It’s cold and creamy with no odd aftertaste unlike other options like almond milk (blech!).
Enough with the small talk, I know what you are wondering. “How many carbs are in this magical coconut beverage you speak of?”. Let me answer that for you, just 1g per serving! Can’t beat that!
So, I usually pair 2 scoops of Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard Whey with 16 ounces of coconut milk for a tasty treat. The Extreme Milk Chocolate powder is my favorite! This will give me the following macros:
- Calories: 330
- Fat: 10g
- Carbs: 8g
- Protein: 48g
It’s thick, yummy, filling, and best of all…it’s easy! You can even try upping the fat content by adding some cream or MCT oil. I’m hooked!