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Good Morning Sunshine

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, in reality, all meals are important, but eating the right breakfast in the morning gets you ready to have the type of healthy day ahead that treats your body like the amazing, powerful temple that is.

Protein is a crucial part of breakfast. It supplies your energy for the morning, keeps you awake, alert and also focused. In addition, a high protein breakfast will keep you full, longer than a high carbohydrate breakfast. This will keep you from having a growling stomach half hour after eating that sugary high carbohydrate bowl of cereal.

For those who are not sure what a protein is or where to find protein, I’ll share some tips with you. Protein is a macronutrient found in foods, mainly in animal products, though some vegetables, legumes and seeds do contain a lower quantity of protein, you could find protein in them too.

My favorite high protein breakfast options include: Greek Yogurt topped with berries and nuts, chia seed puddings, scrambled egg whites with spinach or tomatoes, protein shakes with added veggies or fruits, oatmeal with some berries and almond butter, salmon lox with avocado slices, or low fat turkey bacon with some scrambled egg whites on the side. Delicious!

  • An egg alone contains 6g of protein. If you scramble two egg whites that’s a nice 12g of protein right there.

  • A Greek Yogurt can range between having 14 - 20g of protein per serving, depending on the brand. That’s 1/3 of the protein that the general population needs per day. How about that!

It really isn’t hard to get a high protein breakfast in your tummy first thing in the morning. It’s just a matter of being creative, meal planning, trying new foods, and experiencing the difference a high protein breakfast will make in your day. And once you do experience the perks, you’ll never want to eat a low protein breakfast again.