Are you starting your day with sufficient protein? Probably not. Most people consume too much sugar and carbohydrates with their quick bagel or breakfast cereal. Yet researchers have found that those who eat a high-protein breakfast consume up to 26% less calories throughout the day and feel more satisfied, alert, and energetic. If you are searching for some ideas for healthy, tasty breakfasts, look no further. You can have a quick, convenient start to your busy day while getting the fuel you need to be your best. Here are seven ways to pack more protein into your breakfast.
Granola - It sounds too good to be true, but that quick bowl of granola could be just what you're looking for. But not all granolas are created equally. Make sure yours packs plenty of protein and little sugar. Feel free to sprinkle more sunflower seeds or chopped Promax bars on top for an extra boost.
Egg burrito - Scramble an egg with some shredded cheese and leftover lean meat from last night's dinner. Add a spoon of salsa or hot sauce for a quick egg burrito in less than five minutes.
Nut butter sandwich - Make an adult version of the PB&J with almond, cashew, or even peanut butter on toast. Spread with gourmet jelly or even a drizzle of chocolate sauce for a tasty treat with your morning coffee.
Yogurt Parfait - In a bowl or parfait glass, layer Greek or regular yogurt with granola, nuts, or chopped Promax bars. Spoon in some fruit jam or sliced fresh berries or bananas. Make it extra special with a drizzle of honey.
Smoothie - Make your own delicious, protein-packed breakfast shake to go in just minutes. In a blender, toss a few ice cubes, then fresh or frozen fruit and a banana. For protein, add a scoop of protein powder, chopped Promax bar, or small container of yogurt. Blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness and add honey if needed.
Cottage cheese - Cottage cheese is packed with 25 grams of protein in only one cup. Enjoy a quick serving of cottage cheese with fresh or even canned fruit on top, or spread over toast.
Protein bar - For quick protein on the go, you just can't beat a protein bar. Promax bars come in a variety of flavors. To find the bar that is just right for your busy mornings use our Promax Product selector today.
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