5 Kicked-Up Coffee Drinks for Fitness Fanatics

The vast majority of us start the day with a cup (or three) of coffee. Surprisingly, coffee is a great source of antioxidants. Coffee can be beneficial to health and weight loss efforts when consumed at the right times, without adding excessive amounts of sugar and fat. Most flavored coffee drinks have the nutritional profile of a banana split, but these five recipes provide a tasty twist to your morning routine that will keep your mouth and waist line happy.

Note: All of these recipes can be mixed in a blender or shaker cup.   My two personal favorite tools are the BlenderBottle (with wire whisk) and the Magic Bullet.   Both are convenient to use and produce a smooth mixture.

Cinnamon Frappe

 

 

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Probably the tastiest recipe! This guilt-free treat will keep you satisfied all morning. The protein provides satiety, while the cinnamon helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Coconut Express

coconut milk in coffee

Coconut milk has the same texture as most store-bought creamers, but also provides a hint of tropical flavor. Two tablespoons of coconut milk contain roughly 50 calories, most of which come from medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). This type of fat is easily digested, but difficult for your body to store. You may never go back to traditional creamers once you try this one!

Double Chocolate Overload

coffee with chocolate

Chocolate lovers beware: this is addicting! I can’t think of a more stimulating way to start the morning.   Cocoa powder contains naturally occurring caffeine, so be prepared for an added jolt after sipping this concoction.

Mocha-Vanilla Shake

mocha vanilla shake

This is my favorite Sunday morning treat. The Mocha-Vanilla Shake is high in protein, contains a little healthy fat and is low in carbohydrates. Sweet fix = solved!

The Brain Boosterdrink coffee and MCT oil every morning

This is what I consume first thing in the morning most days of the week. The combination of MCTs and caffeine gives me focused, clean energy that lasts.

 

About Scott Hogan

Scott Hogan, Certified Personal Trainer and Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach (A.C.E.), blogs about nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle factors that contribute to peak performance.

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