Need some caffeine to kick-start your day or workout?

This dairy-free protein shake can double as breakfast, or a pre-workout boost.

I religiously use caffeine in the form of coffee for my pre-workout (with a dash of beta-alinine). Energy drinks overload my central nervous system and make me feel like crack-cocaine had intercourse with clenbuterol (hardcore weight-loss stimulant).

Rick James himself would be scared.

Enough silliness, let’s get right to it! Vegetarian bodybuilders will love this concoction.

Chia seeds (superfood) provide fiber, quality protein, zinc, and B vitamins. Banana protects against muscle cramps during workouts, and provides complex carbs and electrolytes. Peanut butter provides protein, fiber, electrolytes, Vitamin E healthy fats, and…the texture and taste that only peanut butter has.

Ingredients

  • 2 shots espresso, or 1 cup organic iced coffee
  • 1 tsp all-natural, no sugar added peanut butter
  • ½ ripe banana
  • 4 tbsp. rolled oats (use 2 tbsp for lower carb)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder (Garden of Life Organic RAW Meal Chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 6 ice cubes

Serves 1

If you liked this recipe, check out Vegan Coffee Protein Shake with Cacao and Almond Butter. We also have a nice collection of vegan protein shakes on our Pinterest page.

If you want to pair this up with a power-snack try 4-Ingredient Vegan Coconut Chocolate Mousse For Post-Workout, that doubles as a healthy dessert.