LonoLife, the company that brought us trendy bone broth K-cups earlier this year, has debuted protein coffee K-cups that pack more protein than an egg. One pod of LonoLife’s coffee has 10 grams of protein, whereas a large egg has 6 grams. Each pod contains regular Kona coffee along with animal-based collagen, a protein supplement popular among those who practice the Paleo diet.
The idea is that while you’re sipping your morning brew, you might as well get a hearty dose of protein, along with the collagen that may make for healthier joints, hair, skin and nails.
The coffee “sneaks a dose of highly satiating protein into a beverage most people are likely going to drink anyway,” LonoLife co-founder Jesse Koltes told HuffPost. “Starting the day off with something that fills you up may stop you from reaching for something silly, like a sugar-loaded muffin, before lunch.”