Did you know there is a new coffee recipe going viral on TikTok? It’s called Proffee. This coffee recipe uses protein, so you can get that protein in with your favorite cup of coffee in the morning or when you’re done with your workout.
This article will tell you all about Proffee and how to make this protein coffee at home. It’s a super easy recipe you can make in just a few minutes.
It is best used when you’ve just gotten home from that morning workout or when you are just starting your day.
Are you ready to learn all about this protein coffee? Then grab yourself a nice cup of coffee and start reading away!
What is Proffee?
Proffee is a coffee recipe made by combining coffee and a protein shake. Proffee is usually made by adding ice cubes and a few espresso shots to a cup and mixing a protein shake through it. Sweeteners are optional in this recipe.
TikTok made this Proffee craze possible, with hundreds of people sharing their protein coffee.
This protein coffee is made by using espresso shots. Most of the time, one or two shots are added to a protein shake with some ice in it and flavorful coffee syrup.
Ingredients needed to make Proffee
Would you like to give this protein coffee a try yourself? Then you are in the right place. For this recipe, you are going to need to gather a few things to get started:
- Protein powder or Protein shake
- Favorite coffee
- Big cup to mix the coffee
- Ice cubes
- Coffee syrup (optional)
Let’s dive a bit deeper into the ingredients, as you can make this protein coffee a few different ways, using other ingredients.
Best protein to use
Usually, a protein shake is used to make this recipe. Because this protein shake is ready to drink, this is the protein that is most commonly used.
You can also use a protein powder to make this protein coffee. The protein coffee will need to be mixed with some water to make it drinkable, but it will result in the same amazing coffee.
For this recipe, I’ll be using whey protein with vanilla flavor. But you can use any flavored or non-flavored protein you have at home. If you are using non-flavored protein, you might want to add some kind of sweetener to your coffee drink.
If you’re still looking for a good vegan protein with vanilla flavor, you can check it out here. It works perfectly for this recipe instead of using whey protein.
You can opt to use a flavorful coffee syrup, to spice things up. You can choose all kinds of flavors. This way, you can make a different flavored Proffee each day.
The best way to make this recipe is by combining all the ingredients into a big cup, stir or shake it all up and drink it on your way to the gym.
But you can also make this recipe when you’ve just gotten home from a workout. You can then use a large cup you have at home to make this recipe, just like I’ll be using for this recipe.
Best coffee to make Proffee with
Coffee is the base for this protein coffee and is an essential part of making a delicious coffee drink. You can choose to make this recipe using quite a few different ways of coffee. You can make this recipe by using:
- One or two shots of espresso
- Cold brew coffee
- French press coffee
- Pour over coffee
Most commonly used are the espresso shots, which you can easily order at Starbucks and ask for them to add ice to the shots of espresso. This way, you can add your protein shake, and you’re ready to drink your Proffee.
If you want to brew some coffee at home, you may want to brew some espressos using the AeroPress or Moka pot. You can also brew a good cup of coffee using the French press or a coffee using the Chemex or Hario V60.
Cold brew coffee is also great to make this recipe. The cold brew coffee contains a lot of caffeine, which will help you perform in the gym and get you energized to give it your best.
For this recipe, I brewed two espressos using the AeroPress and made the protein shake. But more on this a bit further down. Let me tell you a bit about the equipment used to make this recipe yourself:
Equipment list to make Proffee at home
You can make this recipe by using different types of equipment. If you’re going to be using a ready-to-drink protein shake, you can mix this with the coffee of your choice and add some ice cubes to make it more refreshing.
In the recipe down below, I’ll show you how to make the protein coffee using protein powder and combining this with coffee and ice cubes. To follow the recipe, you want to collect the following items:
- Whisk and bowl or shaker for the protein drink
- Coffee brewer to brew your favorite coffee for this recipe
- Big cup (or glass) to put the drink in
As you can see from the equipment mentioned above, this recipe is super easy to make in no-time, making this protein coffee so great to make after a workout.
I’ll be using a whisk and bowl to make my vanilla protein drink. This will result in the same base for this recipe, like using a ready-to-drink protein shake. And I’ll also be brewing my own coffee. Let’s get into the recipe:
- Whey protein powder
- Water for the protein shake
- Coffee of your choice
- Ice cubes
- Coffee syrup (optional)
Are you ready to prepare a super easy protein coffee from scratch? Let's jump into it:
- Start by brewing your coffee. I used an AeroPress to brew two shots of espresso for this recipe.
- Mix the protein powder and water in a bowl using a whisk. You can also use a shaker to create your protein shake.
- If you'd like to make this recipe using a ready-to-drink protein shake, you can skip the steps of making a protein shake.
- Add ice cubes to your cup. Use as much many ice cubes as you like. Your coffee drink is best enjoyed very cold.
- Pour the protein drink into your ice cube-filled cup.
- Now, add the coffee of your choice to the cup.
- Stir your protein coffee, so all the flavors get combined.
Your Proffee is now ready to be enjoyed! You can drink this protein coffee before or after your workout.
The amount of protein powder to add can differ depending on your brand. I use two scoops of protein to get 30 grams of protein. I've also had protein brands that need one scoop to get the same amount of protein.
Take a look at your protein powder label, so you know how much you have to add.
You can use any coffee you like to drink throughout the day to make this recipe.
Optionally, you can use a blender to make this recipe. Add all the ingredients into the blender and turn it on. Your Proffee will be mixed very well, and it is even more manageable and less time-consuming than mixing the ingredients yourself.
The number of calories and nutrition is based on the protein powder I use at home. This will slightly change depending on the brand you use. There isn't that much of a difference between protein powders - calorie-wise.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCarbohydrates: 2.4gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 2.4gProtein: 30g
What does it taste like?
This awesome mix of protein and coffee tastes very sweet and delicious. The protein powder makes for a great basis for the drink, while the coffee is there to cut through some of the sweetness and give you that slight punchy flavor.
I really enjoy drinking this protein coffee as it is the perfect way to get both my protein and coffee consumed in a relatively short time.
When is Proffee best consumed?
Proffee is best consumed after a hard workout. Getting some extra protein after having a solid training session will help your muscle grow stronger.
You can also drink Proffee before going to the gym or going for a run. The caffeine in the coffee will help you perform better and get your workout in on those tough mornings.
How many calories are in Proffee?
Proffee contains roughly 160 calories. This can change depending on the number of sweeteners used or adding more protein to make your protein coffee.
I use a protein powder that contains 155 calories for 30 grams of protein. This can change depending on the brand of protein powder you like to use or when you’re using a ready-to-drink protein shake like one from Premier Protein.
This easy-to-make protein coffee is excellent for those who want to get some extra protein in, combined with some flavorful coffee.
I really like to use this recipe myself when I’ve got a hard workout planned for the day. I make this recipe before getting started with the training, so the caffeine in coffee will help me perform better.
I recommend trying to make this recipe before and after a workout and see what feels best for you. It’s a great way to threat yourself to a nice coffee and have all the benefits of protein as one drink.
If you’re interested in more coffee recipes, you can check them out below. I’d love to see you back on my blog soon, as I’ve got a lot of amazing recipes to share with you.
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