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Protein coffee: how to make it and why include it in your daily life

Coffee is undoubtedly a Brazilian passion. Many people even declare that “the day only begins” after having a good dose of coffee!

Known especially for providing energy for the most varied daily activities, coffee has also been a great ally for those who exercise regularly. So much so that it has become an essential ingredient of a recipe that is already a fever among practitioners of physical activities: protein coffee.

Protein coffee is nothing more than a mixture of hot ready coffee with protein (Whey Protein). It thus unites the advantages of these two ingredients, being an ally of those who seek a balanced diet and/or want to enhance the effects of physical exercises.

Learn how to prepare protein coffee and check out the benefits that the drink offers!

How to make protein coffee

Making protein coffee is quick and simple, a good option for those who can’t waste time preparing their pre-workout and/or coffee throughout the day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (tea) of hot coffee;
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey;
  • 2 tablespoons of honey.

Preparation: Beat all the ingredients quickly in the blender (enough time to mix well). Pour into a glass and it’s ready to drink.

As highlighted by bodybuilder coach Fernando Gouveia, trained in Sports Nutrition and Personal Trainer by CanFitPro, depending on the taste of each person and the type of Whey chosen, the use of honey to sweeten the “coffee” may even be unnecessary.

A tip is to also use vanilla Whey instead of chocolate, so the flavor of the protein coffee is varied, not getting sick of the drink.

It is also worth remembering the importance of using a good quality Whey and, of course, consuming it in protein coffee or otherwise only with the guidance of a health professional.

6 benefits of protein coffee

But, after all, why include protein coffee in your daily life? Check out the main benefits of this recipe:

  1. Energy for training: source of caffeine, coffee is already well known for providing energy, thus being a great ally for those who train and also for those who have a hectic routine.
  2. Greater energy expenditure: coffee can also help to speed up metabolism and stimulate the breakdown of body fat, enhancing the effects of physical activities.
  3. Adequate protein intake: Gouveia highlights that, in addition to the already known power of caffeine, protein coffee has the benefits of Whey Protein, such as supplementing protein intake in people with poor appetite.
  4. Helps in weight loss: the adequate consumption of Whey can also help in weight loss and reduction of body fat.
  5. Immune system improvement: Whey also promotes immune system improvement.
  6. Muscle recovery and lean mass gain: Gouveia also recalls that Whey works in post-exercise muscle recovery, increasing bone mineral density and increasing longevity. It is also very important for those who exercise and want to gain muscle mass.

It is important that the daily consumption of Whey is guided by a nutritionist, who will indicate the appropriate amounts and times, taking into account the particularities of each person and their goals.

When to drink protein coffee?

Gouveia explains that protein coffee can be consumed at any time of the day. “Between meals, after meals, for breakfast. However, using it as a pre-workout, it is possible to enjoy all the benefits of it for training: the up of coffee combined with the dose of pre-workout protein that will help in muscle hypertrophy and fat burning”, he says.

However, protein coffee should not be consumed in excess, which could lead to weight gain and/or excessive consumption of protein and caffeine. It is important to have the guidance of a nutritionist to know how much Whey should be consumed per day and how this consumption should be done (for example, only in protein coffee or in other meals of the day).

Contraindications and precautions with the consumption of protein coffee

Gouveia explains that the daily dose of caffeine should not be exceeded. “It varies between 300 to 400 milligrams of caffeine, which is somewhere around 3 to 4 espressos a day. Excessive caffeine can cause arrhythmia, malabsorption of nutrients, among other problems”, warns the tax educator.

In addition, highlights the coach, excess protein is also not advisable, and can cause kidney problems.

And can people who do not practice physical activities consume protein coffee? This is one of the biggest doubts. Gouveia answers yes. “Every human being needs to consume protein. And as already mentioned, Whey Protein brings numerous benefits to those who consume it. However, the person, for this, must also maintain healthy habits in their diet, and use Whey from protein coffee as a complement”, he explains.

Now you know why protein coffee has been used a lot, especially by those who practice physical activities regularly. Remember, however, that to enjoy its benefits, the ideal is to rely on the guidance of a nutritionist or other health professional.

The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only. They do not replace the advice and follow-up of doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, physical education professionals and other specialists.

Tais Romanelli

Journalist graduated in 2009 (58808/SP), freelance writer since 2013, totally adept at working from home. Communicative, always full of topics to talk about and inspiration to write. Responsible at work and outside of it; dedicated to commitments and the people with whom she lives; in love with family, dogs, home, the sea, moments of tranquility and also excitement.

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