4 Ingredient Keto Coffee Protein Shake – Chocolate Mocha Keto Breakfast Shake
Enjoy your morning coffee AND a low carb breakfast all in one with this mocha keto coffee shake recipe! A simple, chocolate keto breakfast shake with cold brew coffee, just 7g net carbs, and loads of ketosis-fueling fats.
Keto smoothies and shakes are fantastic breakfast options for busy, on-the-go mornings. But, this keto coffee protein shake makes things even easier by combining your coffee and breakfast smoothie into the same, sippable treat! Best of all, it’s a great keto meal prep breakfast that you can throw together in just minutes.
You can make this keto breakfast shake with just 4 ingredients, and it’s still got everything you need to jumpstart your morning. Plenty of creamy, healthy fats from the coconut milk, cold brew coffee for a caffeine kick, chocolate protein powder for a flavorful protein boost, and a dash of rich, salty goodness from the cashew butter.
Blend it all together, and this mocha keto coffee shake is ready to sip and satisfy! A quick and easy keto breakfast option that’s equal parts delicious and nutritious. I’ll show you how to make this meal prep keto breakfast shake so all of your ingredients are ready to go when you need them in the morning.
How to Make Coconut Milk Smoothie Cubes
Whether you’re making a keto breakfast shake or keto smoothies of any kind, coconut milk is one of the best milk options to use. It’s rich, creamy, and chock-full of healthy fats—including MCTs, which are converted quickly into usable energy for the body.
Not only do those fats make this keto coffee shake perfect for a ketogenic lifestyle, but they also make this breakfast filling and truly satisfying! Of course, you’re welcome to pour coconut milk straight from the can or bottle into the blender. But, my personal recommendation is to first freeze your coconut milk into cubes.
Frozen coconut milk cubes will make your keto breakfast shake thicker and creamier—instead of using regular ice cubes which will water it down! To make coconut milk cubes, simply pour your coconut milk into ice cube trays and freeze overnight.
For the purposes of this keto coffee shake recipe, I prefer to use canned, full fat coconut milk. If you’re planning to make shakes every day of the week, it’s best to freeze 2 cans of coconut milk. Simply pop those in the freezer over the weekend or on your keto meal prep day, and you’ll have creamy keto smoothie cubes that you can use all week!
Keto Coffee Shake Ingredients
Whether you’re making this keto coffee shake as a meal prep breakfast or not, it’s a quick and easy option that you can whip up in just a few minutes. And, with only 4 simple ingredients! There’s very minimal prep required to begin with, but simply freezing your coconut milk cubes and brewing some coffee on your meal prep day can save you precious time in the morning.
Coconut Milk, Frozen into Cubes
See above for how to make your own coconut milk cubes for keto breakfast shake recipes. Or, you’re welcome to use liquid coconut milk instead, straight from the can or bottle.
Cold Brew Coffee
Personally, I just save the coffee that’s left over from our coffee pot each day and store it in the fridge to use cold later! For a meal prep keto breakfast shake, you can just brew a few cups of coffee on meal prep day and then refrigerate to use throughout the week.
Chocolate Keto Meal Shake or Protein Powder
For my chocolate flavor and a dose of protein, I made this mocha keto coffee shake with a low carb keto protein powder! You can use any chocolate shake mix or low carb protein powder that you like, just know that the specific nutrition for this keto breakfast shake will change.
I used Garden of Life’s Chocolate Keto Meal Shake, which has an optimum balance of nutrients for a ketogenic diet: plenty of wholesome fats (70%), a moderate amount of protein (23%), and low in carbs (7%). It adds just enough chocolaty flavor, as well as some natural low carb sweetness from the stevia.
Again, any chocolate protein powder or shake can work here, just be sure to look for a low carb variety for a true keto shake. Or, if you don’t care about this being a keto coffee protein shake, you could use a tablespoon of cocoa powder with a dash of the low carb sweetener of your choice!
Last but not least, I like to add a bit of creamy cashew butter to this keto breakfast shake for a dash of savory, salty flavor. That saltiness helps to bring out all of the rich, bold mocha flavors, and the creamy texture makes this shake even more lusciously sippable.
Of course, any nut butter you like will work in this recipe! Peanut butter, almond butter, or even sunflower seed butter for a nut free option. (If you happen to have macadamia nut butter lying around, it’s the ultimate keto nut butter!)
To Make Meal Prep Keto Breakfast Shake
With your frozen coconut milk cubes in the freezer and brewed coffee stored in the fridge, making this keto coffee shake is a breeze! Simply add your coconut cubes and cold coffee to the blender, followed by a scoop of chocolate keto protein powder and a spoonful of nut butter. Blend it all up until it’s perfectly smooth, serve, and enjoy!
Just a few minutes is all you need, so you can head out the door with a tasty keto breakfast that will satisfy you all morning. Whether your mornings are too hectic or you just can’t pull yourself out of bed to cook, give this meal prep keto breakfast shake a try!Print