We’ve all been there, it’s midday, you have three more hours of work to do, and you can’t keep your eyes open. You’re just sitting there, staring at your computer screen or counting down the minutes until the team meeting is over.
If your energy levels start to wane late afternoon or after a tough morning workout, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s a common time of day for your system to take a little hiatus and put brain power on the back burner.
You don’t have time to go to a coffee shop, you need a pick-me-up, and you need it ASAP.
Enter this midday boost protein latte.
This beverage is much more than a cup of coffee, with whey protein, collagen, and nootropics — it’s your afternoon snack and energy boost in one.
This latte recipe is:
The main ingredients are:
Optional additional ingredients
- Almond milk
- Coconut milk
- One more
3 Health Benefits of Midday Boost Latte
#1: Protects Your Joints
Many athletes experience joint pain now and then from everyday wear and tear. While this may seem like a normal side effect from being an active person, joint pain is no laughing matter. In fact, many athletes find themselves seeking anti-inflammatory supplements and medications so they can continue being active.
Aside from the fact that it can throw you off your training schedule, joint pain is often a sign that something more serious is happening with your connective tissue.
When athletes supplement with collagen, it not only enhances their collagen production, but it significantly decreases joint pain.
In a clinical trial taking place over 24-weeks, athletes taking collagen supplements experienced less joint pain when walking, lifting, standing, and at rest[*].
#2: Promotes Muscle Growth
Hitting the gym and eating a bunch of protein sound like no-brainers when it comes to muscle growth. While these are certainly important considerations, if you really want to get targeted with your training, you need to include branch chained amino acids (BCAAs).
BCAAs are specific amino acids that work in your body to stimulate protein synthesis in your muscles — leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Through several mechanisms, BCAAs initiate a signaling cascade that enhance your muscles mass.
If you’re looking for a real boost in your physique, targeting these amino acids in your diet is a must. More muscle helps you lose unwanted fat, so you’ll be toning up while you slim down.
So, where can you find these BCAAs?
Whey protein happens to be a fantastic source of all three BCAAs and is exceptionally high in leucine — the ring leader BCAA[*].
#3: Boosts Brain Function
Decaf coffee gives this protein latte its rich, nutty flavor, but the real energy boost comes from the nootropics.
Nootropics support brain health and enhance your cognitive performance. From the structure of your brain cells to the function of their signaling chemicals — nootropics can help.
Depending on your goals, adding in a boost of brain nutrition can help boost your physical and mental performance.
Some of the benefits of the nootropics found in this recipe are:
- Ginkgo biloba supports healthy nerve function and aging
- Omega-3 fatty acids enhance memory recall and support the structure of your brain cells[*][*][*]
Midday Boost Latte
There are times when it doesn’t matter how many cups of coffee you drink, fatigue and brain fog tank your energy and your productivity.
Instead of turning to cup after cup of black coffee, try this midday protein latte. It’s packed with good fats and nootropic herbs and amino acids to keep you going all day — without the crash.Print
Midday Boost Latte
Looking for a midday energy boost? This keto coffee latte is decaf, but with MCTs, whey protein, and nootropics, you won’t miss the caffeine.
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cups 1x
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and mix on high until smooth.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 138
- Fat: 15 grams
- Carbohydrates: 5 grams
- Fiber: 0 grams
- Protein: 28 grams
Keywords: protein latte