One of my favorite ways to have a protein shake is with coffee. Not just any coffee, cold coffee.
Not just any cold coffee, Starbucks ‘Sumatra,’ coffee.
Here’s what I do. I brew a 16 oz. pot of Sumatra coffee the night before and let it cool. Then I put it in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning I pour the chilled coffee into the blender. Next I toss in one medium sized banana. One of my favorite healthy sweets is unsulphured black strap molasses. I add 1 TBSP of black strap molasses and 2 TBSP of chunky peanut butter to the concoction. Then I add in 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder to the blender. Now to make this a true weight gainer shake here comes the good part, add 1 cup of vanilla ice-cream to the mix!
Here are the macronutrient and caloric breakdowns for the ingredients:
- 1 Medium Banana 109 calories, 0 protein, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 0 fat
- 1 TBSP Black Strap Molasses 60 calories, 1 gram of protein, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 0 fat
- 2 TBSP Chunky Peanut Butter 200 calories, 7 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbohydrates, 16 grams of fat
- 1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder 200 calories, 22 grams of protein, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fat
- 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice-Cream 260 calories, 4 grams of protein, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 14 grams of fat
This weight gainer shake yields about 20 oz.
Nutritional information per serving
- 829 calories
- 34 grams of protein
- 90 grams of carbohydrates
- 36 grams of fat
- To make this a thicker consistency I usually freeze a banana the night before. Make sure to peel the banana before you freeze it. You can also add ice.
- For extra caloric and protein needs add another scoop of protein powder.
- Change it up and try different flavors of ice-cream and protein powder.
Protein shakes are a snap to make in a Magic Bullet.