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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Works for me Wednesday



Mocha Morning smoothy

A couple of months ago I started a new job. I am now commuting 50 miles one way. I go in early to beat the traffice. I am also a "gotta have breakfast" person. I also do better with a good dose of protein. So I created this coffee smoothy. I refridgerate leftover coffee. Or I make coffee expressly to refridgerate. After packing lunches in the morning, I get out my handy Oster Blend and Go cup, pour in about a cup of coffee, a splash of milk and a scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder, 4-6 ice cubes and blend. I put the cap that came with my cup (at WalMart), stick in the straw and run out the door. Once I get to work I add a granola bar and an orange to round out my breakfast.

Come Fall I'll have to figure out something warm. I can't see protein powder in hot coffee, but who knows. My Cold Mocha smoothies for breakfast, It works for me.

16 comments:

Mama Duck said...

Ugh, I used to have a commute like that. Sounds yummy!

Laurie said...

That sounds delish! I am a "have to have breakfast person" too... and I always want it to include protein. Why are all the best smoothies always hot weather drinks?

Pam said...

Like that idea and will share. I drink a protein shake every morning. Unfortunately, I don't like coffee. But I know lots of folks who do including my husband. Thanks. Pam

Katrina said...

This sounds great. I think both my husband and I would enjoy this. Thanks for sharing it!

Amy said...

Yummy! I have just started buying Carnation Instant Breakfast. Recommended by the dietician (I have really low blood sugar) so I have been trying to incorporate this into my morning routine. I have been trying to add a banana to it (to switch it up a little bit!)

Thanks for the tip!!

Shalee said...

Great idea for when you are on the go like yourself. I must say that I hate that you have such a commute to work though. I can not imagine being on the road for an hour, just to get to work. (I know, I know... I'm spoiled.)

Beck said...

Where did you find chocolate protein powder? I like that idea!

Katherine@Raising Five said...

That protein in the morning makes a difference! Sounds yummy!

Tess said...

that's a great idea. I love fruit smoothies myself (usually at night though) but haven't added protein powder yet. I will definitely need to try this.

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

That does sound really yummy...I love coffee...maybe I could add ice cream too LOL :)

Overwhelmed! said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

I just posted my first WFMW. Stop by and take a peek. :)

Pieces said...

I do coffee, milk and sugar free Nesquick in the morning. Protein powder would be even better. I wonder where to find it?

Maggie said...

I have Designer Whey protein. I got it at my local Megamart: Meijer's in the Pharmacy section with the supplements

Maggie

stephanie said...

Sounds yummy! :)

Carol said...

I just heard Miller is coming out with caffinated beer. Would that be the coming home from work drink? Kidding! But I did hear that.

Sandra said...

That sounds really good. I LOVE coffee and always have leftover in the pot, now I know what to do with it :)

My WFMW is up too :)