Love it, Like it, Hate it: Protein Coffee Drinks

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Coffee + Protein?  It’s a match made in multi-tasker heaven – but if we’re not careful, we could also be sipping a day’s worth of added sugar!  In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, Molly gives us the Skinny on the best and worst of protein-coffee drinks in stores!

 

LOVE IT!

 

PJs Eat Fit Protein Velvet Ice - with Ochsner Eat Fit

 

Small Eat Fit Protein Velvet Ice (12 oz): 98 milligrams caffeine

  • 170 calories – 160 mg sodium – 15 grams carbs – 2 grams fiber – 6 grams sugar (2 grams added sugar) – 17 grams protein.

 

Medium Eat Fit Protein Velvet Ice (16 oz): 123 milligrams caffeine

  • 230 calories – 210 mg sodium – 22 grams carbs – 2 grams fiber – 8 grams sugar (3 grams added sugar) – 21 grams protein.

 

ICONIC {180 mg caffeine}

  • 130 calories – 220 mg sodium – 380 mg potassium – 8 grams carbs – 3 grams sugar – 20 grams protein
  • Ingredients include: Grass fed milk protein isolate, coffee, blue agave, chicory root, sunflower oil, monkfruit, stevia leaf extract, sea salt…

LonoLife Kona Blend Protein Coffee | Hydrolyzed Collagen Stick Pack & K-Cup

  • 45 calories - 10 mg sodium – 2 grams carb – 0 fiber – 0 sugar – 10 grams protein
  • Ingredients: Hydrolyzed collagen (pure bone collagen) infused into coffee

 

 

LIKE IT!

 

CalNaturale Svelte – Cappuccino {“contains small amount of naturally-occurring caffeine”}

  • 180 calories – 7 grams fat – 1 gram sat fat – 135 mg sodium – potassium n/a – 21 grams carbs – 6 grams sugar – 11 grams protein
  • Ingredients include: Soymilk, rice syrup solids, cane syrup, inulin, coffee, vitamin/minerals, stevia…

 

Orgain Organic Cold Brew Coffee + Protein

  • 100 calories – 5 grams fat – 2 grams sat fat – 220 mg sodium – 400 mg potassium – 9 grams carb – 2 grams sugar – 10 grams protein
  • Ingredients include grass fed milk protein concentrate, cream, erythritol, cold brew concentrate, locust bean gum, gellan gum, stevia, etc.

 

Java Pro  by Isopure (70 mg caffeine per serving)

  • 100 calories 1.5 grams fat – 1 gram sat fat – 110 mg sodium – 5 grams carb – 0 fiber – 4 grams sugar – 16 grams protein
  • Ingredients include milk, coffee, salt, sucralose, caffeine…

 

HATE IT!

 

Orgain Organic Nutritional Shake – Iced Café Mocha {0 mg caffeine}

  • 250 calories – 7 grams fat – 1 gram sat fat – 260 mg sodium – 320 mg potassium – 32 grams carbs – 12 grams sugar – 16 grams protein

 

  • Ingredients include: Organic protein blend, Organic Carbohydrate Blend (cane juice, brown rice syrup, rice syrup solids), sunflower oil, inulin, guar gum, carrageenan…. + Vitamin Blend, Organic Veggie Blend (0.0017 ounces) and Organic Fruit Blend (0.0017 ounces)

 

Starbucks Doubleshot Protein Coffee {approximately 110 mg caffeine}

  • 200 calories – 2.5 grams fat – 1.5 gram sat fat – 120 mg sodium – potassium n/a – 32 grams carbs – 20 grams sugar – 20 grams protein

 

  • Ingredients include: Brewed starbucks coffee, reduced-fat milk, skim milk, milk protein concentrate, sugar, erythritol, calcium caseinate, chicory root fiber, carrageenan, monk fruit extract…

 

 

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