Some days I need a caffeine IV.
The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of JAVAPRO.
I’m actually not a huge coffee drinker. It takes too long for me to drink! By the time I’m half way through the cup, it’s cold. That’s not to say I couldn’t use the caffeine. I’m not a morning person, and the flourescent lights in my office don’t help matters.
What I do love are protein powder creations. Since I can’t bring myself to drink enough regular coffee, I was thrilled with Nature’s Best offered me a bag of their new Mocha JAVAPRO whey protein powder. It never even crossed my mind to drink it. I was excited to bake with it!
Side note: I’ve never actually had a traditional protein drink just mixed with water.
This is protein powder is unique because it includes real coffee! Finally, a way to get my caffeine fix without struggling to finish a hot cup ‘o joe. I immediately used the JAVAPRO protein powder in my traditional untraditional way. It may seem strange… but it’s good!
Mocha plantain bread! With peanut sauce… is there anything peanut butter isn’t good with?
I’d made a Gingerbread Protein Bread in the past, and I used that recipe as the base for this mocha java version. The mocha flavor was perfect for this chocolate lover, and I really enjoyed the shot of energy the cake-like bread gave me. Plus, who doesn’t want an excuse to eat cake for breakfast?
One serving of the protein powder packs 20 grams of protein and 80 mg of caffeine; perfect for pre-workout muscle fuel for endurance and energy! For more information, check out their Facebook Page.
Mocha Plantain Protein Bread
- 1 medium plantain, fully ripe*
- 1/2 cup liquid egg whites
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp no sodium baking powder
- 1 serving mocha java protein powder (31 g)
Preheat oven to 350.
In a small blender (I used a Magic Bullet) blend all ingredients except the protein powder.
Add protein powder and blend again until just combined.
Pour into a prepared pan (I used 8-in round) and bake for 15 mins.
Makes 2 servings.
*A plantain is fully ripe when the skin has turned almost black; it will be aromatic and sweet.
Approximate nutritionals (for 1 serving): 161 calories, 1.2 g fat, 124.9 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrates, 1.9 g fiber, 9.4 g sugar, 17.4 g protein
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Are you a coffee person?
Have you ever made a plain protein shake (protein + water)?