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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 102.4
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.0 mg
  • Sodium: 194.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 24.3 g

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Protein Mocha

Submitted by: PRAIRIEHARPY

Introduction

A warm protein drink? A coffee drink? A mocha? Lots of things for little calories and carbs! A warm protein drink? A coffee drink? A mocha? Lots of things for little calories and carbs!
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 scoop chocolate protein powder
    1 shot sugar free caramel
    fresh brewed coffee

Directions

Place the scoop of protein powder into a travel mug. My favorite is Nectar Chocolate Truffle, though I have done this successfully with Jay Robb chocolate whey protein, Lean Dessert Chocolate Fudge Pudding, and many others. Just about any brand will work.

Add a shot of your favorite sugar free syrup to the mug. My two favorites are Da Vinci Dulce de Leche and Monin O’Free Caramel. (The Monin syrups are typically thicker. I like my phony caramel thick.) Just about any sweet flavor will work. You can even get crazy with some orange or almond flavored syrups. Get a spoon and stir… stir… stir. Stir until the protein is completely smooth. This is important. You want to smooth it out with that little bit of liquid before you fill the cup.

Now, grab your fresh brewed coffee… which has either been sitting with the warmer off for at least 20 – 30 minutes… or, you’ve removed the lid from the pot, letting the steam escape while the coffee cools a bit. You DO NOT ever want to mix protein powder with liquid that is too hot. Doing so is what causes those nasty clumps. Fill your mug the rest of the way up with the coffee. I like to pour with one hand whilst stirring with the other. Be careful if you do this. Don’t burn yourself then blame me for it. You’ve been warned!

Put the lid on your travel mug and sip away. Your Protein Mocha will make you nice and warm on a cold morning, and it will provide you with a decent amount of nutrients. I love these things. I drink them all throughout the year, but nothing hits the spot better on a cold winter morn. Sometimes I add a squirt of Hershey’s sugar free syrup to the protein powder / syrup mixture. If I want to treat myself, I will add a small spoon of Smucker’s sugar free caramel topping and / or a dollop of Cool Whip Free or fat free Reddi Whip.

Read more at http://blog.prairieharpy.com/2009/11/13/protein-mocha-warm-breakfast-for-chilly-mornings/

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PRAIRIEHARPY.





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