Protein Power-Up Iced Coffee

Protein Frappacino

protein coffeeThis ‘one-cup-wonder’ contains 2 favourite ingredients; coffee and chocolate, this drink is perfect for anyone looking for a pick-me-up or caffeine boost. You’ll also get your morning dose of protein.

A store-bought iced coffee product such as a mocha frappaccino can contain up to 450 calories (for a grande with full-cream milk) and up to 40g of sugar for unflavoured variants – that’s 10 teaspoons! Add flavouring and that increases to between 60-75g of sugar. Making it at home, puts you in control of the ingredients and quantities to ensure a tasty beverage that doesn’t contain too much sugar.


Cool fact: Mazagran, a cold, sweetened coffee beverage that originated in Algeria around 1840, has been described as “the original iced coffee”. It was prepared with coffee syrup and cold water.

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  • Single or double shot of espresso (as per preference)
  • 1⁄2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1⁄2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder, chocolate flavour
  • 10 ice cubes


  1. Brew the espresso shot(s) and allow to cool.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend 
until smooth.
  3. Add more ice (thicker) or more almond milk 
(thinner) to achieve desired consistency.


Author: Tanja Schmitz

Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.