Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake

Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake

Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake

There are a couple of things we must have in the morning: coffee, and protein. But let’s be honest, with our busy lifestyle, enjoying a hot cup of joe with our steaming plate of freshly cooked eggs just isn’t happening. We need something quick and easy that delivers. Step in, this magical cold brew coffee protein shake. Not to toot our own horn or anything, but this stuff is straight MAGIC. Not only that, it gives you two of your morning essentials in one. Like we said, magic.

Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake

Having a solid dose of protein in the morning is a surefire way to jumpstart your metabolism. It also prevents you from feeling hungry later on. Protein in the morning is a ridiculously easy way to set yourself up for success. In a world filled with flakey pastries and filled donuts, we need something on our side. And protein is it.

And coffee is just… well… COFFEE. Coffee lovers know that sometimes, the promise of that tasty little beverage is ALL that gets us out of bed in the mornings.

But lately, we’ve been learning more and more about acidic and alkaline foods (you want to stick to alkaline… more on that another time). And coffee is… *gasp* highly acidic. We may or may not have shed a tear over this sad fact. And no, this doesn’t mean we’ve completely forgone our coffee habit. But we did want to find an alternative for most days.

Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake

Cue in… Cold brew coffee. This little gem is still the coffee we know and love, but it’s been steeped in cold water for a number of hours, rather than exposed to hot water. The end result is an incredible, smooth coffee that has significantly less acid than normal coffee. And you can drink it faster, because it’s cold. Soooo… That’s a plus. All of the things made it the perfect addition to a coffee protein shake.

Let’s review: mornings + protein + coffee = happiness.

Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake

Now let’s bring it all together in this delicious, filling, caffeine kicking, miracle shake. We’re not kidding, this shake is EVERYTHING you could ever hope for in a beverage. A coffee protein shake that’ll make your mornings (or afternoons..) sing.

*Ben requests it numerous times throughout the day (he gets cut off at 2, unless we want him running around vacuuming the house at 2AM).*

Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake

This cold brew coffee protein shake tastes incredible, packs a solid dose of protein (AND some carbs), and hits the coffee fix. All in one. Thank goodness, because between smoothies, protein shakes, and coffees, we were really getting sick of 16 bathroom trips before 9.

In addition, this shake has minimal ingredients and packs maximum flavor. You can even get creative with it, and switch up the protein flavors.

We were originally using vanilla protein, but when that ran out, we decided to use the peanut butter protein we had (Orgain just came out with this flavor and it’s aaaaaamazing). We thought this was going to make the shake a little strange… But, it did the exact opposite. Instead of tasting of weird coffee and peanut butter (no thanks), the peanut butter flavor ended up just enhancing the coffee, and kicking up the creamy factor. YUM.

Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake

So the next time you’re scrambling to run out the door with your breakfast bar, coffee cup, protein shaker, and the 282987 other items you have, TRY THIS. One and done.

You’re welcome.


1 Cup Cold Brew Coffee

1/2 Cup Almond Milk

1 Banana

2 Scoops Plant Based Protein Powder

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

1 Tbsp. Flax Seeds



1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.

2. Hit blend.

3. Pour in your favorite mug.


5. Tackle the day like the boss you are.


  • Nicole @ bento momentos

    October 15, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Ooh I just bought this protein powder at Costco on sale. So excited to try out this recipe!!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      YES! We literally bought 3 of them when we saw they were on sale there! We also got the cold brew coffee there haha. SUCH a good deal!
      Let us know how you like it!

  • Emily

    October 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I’m definitely one of those people that choose coffee over food in this morning so this recipe is such a great way to get some protein in your body first thing!

    Musings & More

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Exactly! It’s seriously the perfect combination. Coffee, protein, and flax is such a powerhouse.
      And you know… the 1 cup of coffee is only a suggested serving size ;), feel free to add more!

  • Lottie

    October 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    It looks delicious!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 15, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks Lottie! It is SO delicious!

  • Rach

    October 15, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    This looks so delicious! This sounds like something I totally want to try!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      It is SO good! Either one of us has one EVERY day. I literally just drank one for breakfast this morning! With a little extra coffee…. Helloooo productive Sunday!
      Let us know how you like it!

  • Nevena Krstic

    October 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    This sounds really good! 🙂 xx

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      It’s delicious! You have to try it! You’ll be addicted :).

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    October 15, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    This sounds so good ahhh but I’ve been trying to ween myself off coffee–it’s my fourth or fifth day clean 😮 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Nancy

    October 15, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    This sounds like something my boyfriend would enjoy having every morning! I didn’t know that you can combine coffee with protein. Thanks for sharing :)!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 16, 2017 at 12:31 am

      We hope he loves it as much as we do! It’s pretty much a magical combination!

  • Eena

    October 16, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Oooh, I love this. I’ve been looking for the *perfect* protein powder, so I might have to check this out soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe – looks good. I also really love the fact that you placed it in a mason jar.

    cabin twenty-four

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 16, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      We LOVE Orgain protein powder! It’s plant based so it doesn’t do funny things to your tummy, it tastes good, and it doesn’t have weird ingredients in it! You should definitely try it!

  • Laura Mitbrodt

    October 16, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Yummy this looks amazing

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 16, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks Laura!

  • Agness of aTukTuk

    October 16, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Yum! This is an awesome protein share, Susie! Just the perfect recipe for an awesome start of the day!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 16, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks Agness! It’s SUCH a good (and easy!) start to the day!

  • Emily

    October 16, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Omg this looks so good! I am obsessed with any kind of coffee drink (ovbs), and I the added protein too. 😉


    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 16, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      YES to anything coffee! But this makes you feel like you’re being healthy about it haha. And it fills you up!

  • Ankita Bardhan

    October 16, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Strangely, I don’t drink coffee or tea. But my brother, in fact everyone in family can’t do without it morning! I guess I should share this post with them, especially my brother as he always skips his breakfast cos’ of his office schedule. Thank you for sharing this amazing shake 🙂

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      That’s amazing that you don’t drink either! And your body definitely thanks you haha. We absolutely consider it a vice! Tell your brother to try this! It’s such an easy way to get some good protein and carbs in. Skipping breakfast is no good! Let us know how he likes it!

  • April Nunez

    October 17, 2017 at 2:58 am

    It looks so yummy! Such a great post.

    April of:
    IG: @Aprilnunezzz

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 18, 2017 at 1:52 am

      Thanks April!


    October 17, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Looks so yummy! thanks for the recipe!!
    Mónica Sors

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 18, 2017 at 1:53 am

      It’s so delicious! You’re welcome!

  • The Gluten Free Guide to Everything

    October 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    It sounds great! I love shakes for breakfast, so definitely going to give this a try!

    Marije |

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 18, 2017 at 1:53 am

      We do too! Let us know how you like it!

  • zarrah

    October 18, 2017 at 7:34 am

    That smoothie looks healthy. It’s been a long time I tried protein shake.
    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 18, 2017 at 11:19 pm

      We LOVE protein shakes. Being plant based, they’re an easy and yummy way to get some extra protein in!

  • Zhanna

    October 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I don’t really like powdered protein no matter how many times I tried to convince myself that it has so many health benefits. But this recipe looks so easy and looks delicious on your pictures. I am planning to try it for sure.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      It’s hard to find the right protein! We’ve tried SO many different kinds, but we really like Orgain. Let us know how you like it!

  • Missy May

    October 18, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    So creamy and so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      We hope you love it!

  • Valerie

    October 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    This shake sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe…I’m definitely bookmarking it!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 18, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      It’s SO yummy! Let us know what you think!

  • Katya

    October 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    I think it is not hard to prepare this in the morning. If it boosts up my metabolism I can do this at least twice a day. Coffee protein shake + exercise and good mood = SUCCESS.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 20, 2017 at 2:03 am

      Right?! We completely agree! Not only does it taste great, but it’s a great caffeine and nutrient boost in the morning! Which is the best way to get your metabolism going!

  • Heather Rowland

    October 21, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    I love the sound of your recipe – perfect way to start a day with a combination of protein and coffee! Will definitely be trying in the near future…

    Heather xx

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 21, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks Heather! It really is the perfect combo! Not gonna lie, we’re actually drinking them right now haha. Enjoy!

  • the adventurer

    October 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Yum I love this option for coffee =o) I LOVE my coffee and am currently at three cups a day. This sounds like a great way to mix it up and get more protein into my diet =o)

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      October 21, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      It’s SO perfect! I love them in the morning when I need both a caffeine boost, AND a protein filled meal.

  • Myrrazen Kate Consulta

    November 3, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I totally need to try this! It looks super delicious!

    – Myrra, 😊

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      November 4, 2017 at 12:21 am

      It is SO delicious! You’ll be addicted!

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