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
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.
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
Add just ½ cup (or a full cup) of your favorite coffee into your keto shake for a boost of caffeine and mocha flavor! You can use store-bought or homemade cold brew if you like.
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.
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!