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How to Lose Weight with Iced Coffee
You read right! You can lose weight with this protein filled iced coffee drink. Ok, so it’s an iced coffee shake. Yum, even better right?
Everyone struggles to lose weight. It’s hard, let’s face it. Then, throw in the challenges of daily life:
The list goes on and on. That’s why, we’ve found a cool, fun and tasty way to help you shed those extra pounds. Iced coffee is delicious, refreshing and gives the much needed caffeine boost that we all crave and need.
Iced coffee protein drink: You’re gonna learn what’s in it, how to make it, and how it works! Here we go.
Can you really lose weight with iced coffee?
The answer is yes! Now, to be clear, this is NOT the sugar-packed coffee chain frozen drink you get from your local cafe. This iced coffee protein shake is packed with protein, fruit, and yummy healthy stuff to help you drop pounds and keep your weight in check. Here are the ingredients and recipe.
Wanna know what’s in it?
Recipe (from Listotic)
SERVINGS: Makes about 2 servings (~115 calories/serving)
- About 2 Cups of Ice
- 1 Cup Cold Brewed Coffee
- 3/4 Cup Almond Milk (unsweetened)
- 1 frozen banana (chopped)
- 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)
Combine all of the ingredients (no particular order) in a blender and blend until smooth.
To mix things up, you can also prepare this drink puréed and poured over ice. Note: This does lower the servings.
For the perfect icy consistency start with less ice and gradually add more until desired consistency.
To add richness: Add in a little plain greek yogurt or peanut butter
Be bold and experiment by adding some of your own favorite ingredients (Flax meal, unsweetened coconut or almond milk, unsweetened greek yogurt, flax meal, coconut milk, etc.)
Make sure to use a protein powder that you love. If the protein powder taste is too overwhelming, try using 1/2 a scoop, and add a little plain greek yogurt.
You can also use more or less banana depending on your sweetness preference (psstt..more frozen banana makes it more creamy, like a milkshake).
My favorite ingredients
Bariatric Advantage Chocolate Protein Shake Mix
There are a bunch of different flavors: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, banana, etc. I’ve tried vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Chocolate is my absolute favorite. Vanilla is in second place and I liked strawberry the least. You’ll be drinking this shake all the time, diet or not!
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
I’ve tried a bunch of almond milk brands, and no im not just saying that. My son (he’s 4 ) has a dairy allergy and we tried a million (literally) brands of nut, hemp, and potato milks for him before we found Almond Breeze.
It comes in a bunch of varieties. My little guy drinks the vanilla and I love the unsweetened vanilla. It’s great for this recipe because the unsweetened vanilla version is only 30 calories per serving!
And, it is really tasty. There’s no comparison between this and real milk. It’s adds a lovely flavor dimension to your coffee shake.
They also have an Almond Coconut version!
Disclaimer: I am not a physician or nutritionist. Please consult your physician before starting any weight loss plan.
You make the protein shake and you can try substituting 1 to 2 of your 3 daily meals for shakes. So, a typical day might be, shake for breakfast, shake for lunch, and a regular dinner.
My husband did this (sans coffee, as he’s not a coffee drinker) and lost around 30 pounds in 1.5 months. He has always been prone to quick weight gain and quick weight loss so your results might differ.
Why it’s awesome
It’s awesome because it’s an iced coffee shake and you get to drink it throughout the day to shed weight. It’s tasty and it doesn’t get boring. Have you tried this iced coffee shake diet?
Share your results down below in comments. We’d love to hear from you!