Protein for breakfast: What you should be eating
Jennifer Sygo, registered dietician, M.Sc., RD
Published Monday, July 22, 2013 7:17AM EDT
The timing of our meals is important. And breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Whether it is before or after a workout, protein plays a crucial role when it comes to reaching our fitness goals. Check out these tips to creating a great protein-packed breakfast.
- Banana + no-nut butter
- Low fibre cereal + milk. In a bowl.
- Glass of orange juice and small bowl of yogurt.
Post-workout (recovery & breakfast):
- Smoothie: 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt - in a small glass (110 calories); 1 banana (110 calories); 1/2 cup 1% milk (55 calories) - in a small glass; 1/3 cup OJ (40 calories) - in a small glass; 3/4 cup mixed berries (50 calories) - in a small glass bowl
- Smoothie: 1 scoop hemp protein powder (120 calories) - in a small glass ramacan; 1 banana (110 calories); 1 cup almond milk (40 calories) - in a glass; 3/4 cup mixed berries (50 calories) - in a small glass bowl; 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds (65 calories)
- Overnight oats: 1/2 cup uncooked oats (160 calories) in a glass ramacan; 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (70 calories) - in a glass bowl; 1/2 cup blueberries (40 calories); 2 Tbsp. slivered almonds (100 calories) - in a small glass bowl
- Egg wrap: 2 scrambled eggs in a tortilla with avocado, lettuce, and tomato; on a plate