Café Biscotti Protein Shake

My Italian breakfast of espresso & biscotti in a liquid protein packed form. It was a perfect on-the-go breakfast this morning. I drank it on the run while dropping off the car to get new brakes. Uggh $$$. Would have much preferred to drink it from my villa's balcony overlooking the crystal clear blue Mediterranean sea but I haven't won the lottery or been scooped up by a rich Italian man... yet.

Shelly's Café Biscotti Protein Shake

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk (or Milk/Water Combo)
1 scoop of Max/Ultimate Cookies & Cream Protein Powder
1 packet of Instant Coffee Crystals
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup (on sale now)
a couple of Ice Cubes
Optional topping: SF Land o Lakes Whipped Cream

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream, optional.

These instant coffee packets (Starbuck's Via or Taster's Choice) are great for adding to protein shakes & smoothies, puddings and custards.

Other Eggface favorite protein shakes & smoothies.


Sarah said...

mmmmmm, sounds yummy. i am waiting on a delivery of cookies and cream MAX. Also reading while munching roasted chick peas with Key lime (savory) seasoning. Tasty!

kareninflorida said...

Thanks so much for the great idea for using Via! I can't believe it never occurred to me to mix it in shakes or use in other recipes. I think I'll have to go celebrate by making a mocha banana protein shake! ;)

Anonymous said...

Ahh - you've discovered my secret recipe! I don't usually use the blender or the icecubes, but I love the Via with the protein and some milk for my 4 pm pick-me-up!

tailynn said...

Shelly, have you gotten your nails done lately? I think thats were all the men are at. I went this afternoon and there were three guys in there getting manicures! Who knew that was the place to meet men.

Mz. Soulsista said...

Wow! this sounds so friggin' good! Does the via come in caffeinated? It's my drug of choice, lol.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

LOL tailynn, Come to think of it last time there were two guys getting pedis... I think they might have been a couple though ;)

Mz. - Yep Via comes in leaded & unleaded.

robin dudley-howes said...

So when is your cook book out? These are fabulous recipes and although I never had the surgery I sure appreciate tasty healthy low calorie food. keep up the good work.

janalyn said...

Thanks for the great ideas, Shelly. I am dying to try Max protein but I am waiting for the coupon code to be reinstated. Do you know when that might be?

Eve said...

I saved your blog months ago for the Bean Patties and just opened it up today because I am always striving for new "smart eating" ideas and I saw your shakes. I can't tell you how important it is to like what you drink, because if you just take it like its medicine, you will give up on the shakes quick!

My spin on Protein shakes

Chocolate Light Soy Milk
Chocolate Protein
Tasters Choice Coffee ( or splurge and get a Starbucks Packet)

This makes an outstanding dark chocolaty Espresso shake!


Drop the coffee and put in Natural Peanut butter 1tbsp and you get a close 2nd to a P'nut butter cup!

cyndy40 said...

Thank you for another AWESOME recipe, Shelly! I had actually ordered some Max Ultimate the day that you posted this recipe. I had to wait until my Cookies and Cream arrived (which was today) to enjoy this goodie. I used Carb Countdown Chocolate for my milk. This is a new favorite!

Anonymous said...

This was so good! I used a half-packet of Via 'cause I'm new to coffee. :)

Curvy Girls are Chic said...

I will be sending people over to your site to view the protein receipes. This is great especially this one!