Supercharge Your Coffee

Article originally posted by CrossFit Journal on May 26, 2018. Written by Laura Bruner.

As a new mom with a full-time job, I have little time to make a full sit-down breakfast, so I decided to boost my coffee to include all three macronutrients and some essential micronutrients. My daily boosted mug of coffee has been my morning staple ever since.

Each macronutrient need is met: high-quality grass-fed whey powder and collagen peptides provide protein, an energy-dense date supplies the carbohydrates, and cashew milk and MCT oil provide fat to sustain me all morning.

Once the mug is brewed, I sip slowly and make the delicious drink last all morning as I check off items on my to-do list.


5 tbsp. coffee beans
Filtered water for brewing
4 oz. cashew or almond milk (15 calories: 0.5 P/0.5 C/1.25 F)
1 date, pitted (23 calories: 6.2 C)
1 scoop (approx. 27 g) grass-fed vanilla whey protein (110 calories: 20 P/3 C/1.5 F)
1 scoop (10 g) grass-fed collagen peptides (35 calories: 9 P)
1 tbsp. MCT OIL (100 calories: 14F)

Per cup: 283 calories—29.5 g protein, 9.7 g carbs, 16.75 g fat


  1. Grind beans and use your preferred method to brew hot coffee. I prefer a French press and use 12 oz. of water to 5 tbsp. of beans.
  2. Warm nut milk on a stovetop or in a steamer.
  3. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until frothy.
  4. Enjoy hot.


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