How to Power Up with Protein before noon!
Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Dime Media and Milk Life. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
Everyone should understand why timing matters for a high-protein meal and how milk can help you get 25 to 30 grams of protein before noon, preferably during breakfast time. Did you know that Milk also has 9 essential nutrients? And did you know that every 8oz glass contains 8 grams of high-quality protein?
Milk is one of the most affordable sources of high-quality protein you can find! This is why consuming an 8oz glass of milk per day is so essential.
I am wiser now, but it took many years to realize that protein intake at breakfast helps me stay full and energetic longer. This is why, nowadays, I stick to a healthy eating routine as I go from destination to destination. As a world traveler, I need to stay strong and alert in order to keep up with travel demands. Navigating through time zone changes, long flights, extreme climate adjustments and altitudes, not to mention enduring extreme activities. All of these factors can drain energy faster. This is why I joined the Milk Life (en esp. Somos Fuertes) campaign.
Milk Life encourages families to add milk to their diets, to enhance their recipes or just as a healthy snack. Dreams in Heels wants to share two of our favorite breakfast options to power up your morning!
Peanut Butter Banana Toast
1 slice Whole Wheat toast
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
1 med banana
1/2 tsp honey
1 med Apple
(Optional: part-skim String cheese)
One slice of whole wheat toast or even two. Add 2 Table Spoons of Peanut Butter, Yummy! Slice a medium banana and put the pieces on top of the peanut butter. Finally, add ½ table spoon of honey all over the bananas, it makes the perfect combination, but it is also soooo good for your body. Last but not least, serve it with an 8oz glass of milk to enjoy a full balanced breakfast, with high-quality proteins.
2 Large Eggs
2 Turkey Bacon Slices
A small cup of blackberries
1 Tbsp of low fat milk
2 Tbsps of shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Tbsp of milk
1 8oz Glass of Low Fat Milk
(Optional: 1 piece of toasted flatbread)
Pre-heat skillet add 1 Tbsp of coconut oil to a sizzle, then add 2-3 slices of turkey bacon and cook 5 minutes on each side. Crack two eggs, add cheddar cheese and 1 Tbsp of milk in a bowl and mix. Pre-heat skillet with a sliver of butter to a sizzle and pour bowl contents. You can eat the eggs scrambled or as an omelet. But if you sprinkle some shredded four cheeses, you will not regret it! Serve it up with an 8oz glass of milk to enjoy a nutritious power breakfast.
*Also as a snack to go, I really like to make Smoothies. I basically pair any fruits I have around with ice, one glass of low fat milk, cinnamon and vanilla. I especially love the papaya with milk combo shake. Be creative and enjoy!
For more fun breakfast recipes, visit the Fuertes Con Leche website (available in English and Spanish).
New Updates about the Somos Fuertes Campaign!
The Milk Life Somos Fuertes campaign recently launched U.S. Olympic Medalist and Cuban-American Gymnast, Danell Leyva, as their new strength ambassador. The goal is to educate others about the importance of fueling your day with a nutrient-rich breakfast. A simple way to add protein to your breakfast is by adding a glass of milk.
Check this great video of Somos Fuertes ambassador, Danell Leyva and his father/trainer, Yin Alvarez:
Remember to check out the Fuertes Con Leche website. Also share with us below: What do you do to ensure a nutritious breakfast and to feel fuller and more energetic throughout the day?