I started this morning with a run. A few weeks ago I decided that instead of driving to my neighborhood gym that I would start to run there and back. The weather here in southern California is exceptionally nice for February so I enjoy being out in the sunshine. I start my mornings off and running though, get the kids off to school then I head for a workout.
Did you know that the average person doesn’t get enough protein in their mornings? It’s actually hard to make sure that you get the 25-30 grams of protein before noon that many experts recommend. So I like to start my mornings simple and full of the things I enjoy. Protein that will not only fuel my workout but also keep me going all morning long. That’s why a glass of organic milk is a great way to start your day. We are happy to partner with The National Milk Life Campaign on this post.We use organic milk in our home and I know that Organic farms preserve milk’s goodness by following strict standards set by the USDA that stipulate farmers can only use organic-approved substances for their crops and livestock. That means there are no synthetic fertilizers, and they cannot use growth hormones or antibiotics. Plus they never use genetically modified (GMO) crops or feed for their cows. That means not only am I feeding myself the very best but I am also feeding my entire family the best when we have organic milk with our breakfast.
One of my favorite ways to make sure I get in added protein to fuel my day is an avocado toast. I like to buy a seed bread that has 12g of protein, it’s one of those added ways I can make sure my body is getting the protein it needs.
Southwest Avocado Breakfast Toast
- 2 slices Protein packed whole wheat bread
- 1 avocado (1/2 an avocado per slice of toast)
- 1/4 cup bell pepper
- 2 TBSP of fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup small tomato
I really like adding fresh vegetables for color and flavor. It makes a really filling breakfast idea and it’s one of my favorite quick breakfasts too. Serve it alongside a delicious and cold glass of milk and I have everything I need to power me through my workout and jumpstart my day. If you want to learn more about morning protein be sure to visit the Milk Life website.Not realizing that I should have more protein in the morning I’ve been trying to challenge myself to find foods that are high in protein and make them a part of my morning breakfast. Like enjoying oatmeal with a scoop of my favorite meant butter and a glass of milk. Favorites like toast and eggs are also at the top of my list and they are simple breakfast ideas the whole family actually likes!There are so many ways to incorporate more morning protein into your life. My favorite way is to enjoy a cold glass of milk, whether with my morning breakfast or after a long workout. You can learn more about organic milk and more about morning protein on the website.
What are your favorite morning breakfast ideas?