Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like we need a break after the holidays?! The whole month of January was not only super long, but makes me feel like I need WAAAAAY more energy and time than I actually have. I usually have one cup of coffee (at least, depending on how many times I’m up with Boone!) in the mornings, but have found a sneaky way to have a MTN OPS Protein Iced Coffee that gives me energy, makes my hair, skin and nails beautiful (hellloooo, collagen!), tastes soooo good, and satisfies my craving for fancy store-bought drinks. Saving money and gaining energy with protein and a bunch of nutrients? Hallelujah! This particular recipe is for iced-coffee but you can easily make it with hot coffee too – just drop the ice cubes!
A few quick facts about the Collagen I add… I use it daily. It’s part of the EVA SHOCKEY SYSTEM (PSA: it’s on sale right now!) that I spent three years developing with MTN OPS and it is one of my faves. It’s unflavored, so you can mix it with anything, and one serving has 18g of protein and 20g of collagen… The protein keeps you full and satisfied, while collagen helps with healthy hair and nail growth as well as clear skin. If you want more info on this dreamy stuff, click here!
Base Coffee Recipe:
1 level scoop of MTN OPS EVA Collagen Peptides!
1/2 cup milk (I use Ultra 2% from Organic Valley, but you do you!)
1/2 cup cold or room temperature brewed coffee.
1 1/2 cups cubed ice.
Whipped Cream to top (optional but highly recommended!)
Directions: BLEND with a handfrother (or shake in a shaker bottle) and ENJOY!
Pro tip shared by an awesome comment below: to freeze coffee and keep some cubes at the ready to add to your iced coffee so it doesn’t get watered down…genius!
Do you have any fave iced coffee flavors or other drink ideas I should know about?! Drop them in the comments so the rest of us can be in on the secret! If you’re a super mama (or super dad, grandma, friend, etc.) that is crazy busy and in need of a SUUUUPER healthy boost, check out my recipe for my favorite Super Mama (or Man) Super Protein Smoothie.
I’ll see you back here soon with a new blog!
Photos by Jennifer Wilson Photography