Let's talk about coffee. It tastes great, of course, but many also turn to coffee for the energy boost and improved focus that comes from the caffeine it contains. It is beloved by many, including moms – and, for lots of busy moms, coffee is a non-negotiable part of their daily routine. You probably start your morning off with a cup or two and likely scatter some more throughout the day.
Maybe every afternoon, a few hours after lunch, you hit a wall. Don't worry, it's not just you. In fact, the afternoon slump is natural and is actually a response to your body's circadian rhythm. The slump can also be related to what you ate for lunch – if your lunch is too light on protein, for example, it won't have much staying power. When the slump happens, you probably reach for or order, your favorite coffee beverage. But if your pick-me-up tends to be one of those typical fancy coffeehouse drinks, it could be loaded with extra fat, sugar, and calories that you don't need. Sure, you may get a lift from the caffeine, but there's not much else in there that is going to carry you through the rest of the day.
Don't worry, we're not suggesting you give up your coffee. But we are suggesting that there's a much better option out there – one that's more nutritious than the drinks you've been settling for. A new alternative is the high protein iced coffee: a refreshing and energizing beverage packed with protein that tastes great.
Unlike some afternoon pick-me-ups, a protein coffee like the mocha-flavored High Protein Iced Coffee by Herbalife Nutrition contains just 2 grams of sugar, no artificial flavors or added colors. It's big on taste and the 100-calorie drink mix provides 15 grams of protein and 80 mg of caffeine per serving. It's the perfect healthy snack to energize your life.
So, instead of carving time out of the day to stand in line, make a pot of coffee, or hit the drive-thru, you can prepare your own delicious iced protein coffee in minutes. The time you save could give you a couple more minutes of "me time" in the day or simply allow you to spend more time with your kids.
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Written by Susan Bowerman, M.S., RD, CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, Herbalife Nutrition for The Healthy Moms Magazine and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.