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Protein all day is how I roll. ?It’s what works for me from an energy standpoint as well as a weight loss catalyst.

I was not exactly shocked to hear that American’s aren’t eating enough protein in general. ?But I was surprised to learn that we are slacking big time in our morning protein choices.

I get it. ?It’s hard to find nutritious protein options. ?Did you know that many nutrition experts recommend 25-30 grams of protein at every meal, but Americans are looking at around 13 grams for breakfast.[1]

That’s not enough, y’all!

Let’s see how we can do something about that. ?The simplest way I can think to add protein is to add milk to your morning meals. ?#mymorningprotein

Here are a few meals incorporating an 8-ounce glass of milk- which gives you 8 grams of protein– that I use as my go-to before noon each day.

Oatmeal. ?The packet says to add water; I say ADD MILK!

milk oatmeal

It’s smoother, creamier, and adds some high-quality protein to the mix.

I finish the rest of the glass on its own!

Eggs.? I’m a big egg eater, especially in the mornings.

But I also love hard boiled eggs as a snack and add that glass of milk to help wash them down.

eggs hb

That’s eight additional grams of protein in the 8-ounces of milk. ?And it’s delish!

Smoothie. ?As a mom on the go, grabbing my morning protein can be a challenge. ?But making a smoothie with milk is NOT a challenge.

Here’s my quick and easy recipe for a nutritious milk and berry smoothie.

Very Berry Milk Smoothie


  • 8-ounce glass of milk (8 grams of protein)
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (17 grams of protein)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • One packet Stevia (or another sweetener)

milk smoothie 2.1

The instructions are simple: throw it all in a blender.

60-seconds later you’ll have a delicious milk smoothie that’s ready to take out the door.

Boom. ?Mom wins.

Milk smoothie

If you want to check for additional ideas on how to get #mymorningprotein in, click on over to?Milk Life.

Alright, now that you are getting some good ideas about adding protein to your mornings (don’t forget to aim for 25-30 grams each meal!), how about a giveaway? ?Milk Life is hosting this one with fantastic prizes for TWO winners.

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How do you add #mymorningprotein to your day? What’s your favorite protein breakfast meal?

[1] What We Eat in America, NHANES 2009-2010.
2 Layman D. Dietary guidelines should reflect new understandings about adult protein needs. Nutr Metab. 2009; 6: 12.

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Thursday 4th of February 2016

I usually have eggs with cheese or make a hemp protein smoothie.

Natalie S

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

My go-to for breakfast is usually a mix of eggs, oatmeal, fruit, cottage cheese, milk, lean meat, smoked salmon.

Heidi B

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Eggs, turkey sausage and some yogurt with Chia seeds.

Cyndi br

Monday 1st of February 2016

I eat cottage cheese for protein

erin dear

Monday 1st of February 2016

I like to add protein to my morning with smoothies!

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