Over the last few years, I’ve found myself having a few minor health problems. When I’ve talked to my doctors about the problems, the advice was pretty much the same. I needed to start taking better care of myself. I need to eat regular, healthy meals, get enough protein and nutrients to sustain my body, get more exercise and get more sleep.
So instead of making an unrealistic New Year’s resolution that I’d never keep, I decided to make small life changes this year that will be easier to maintain. That will have positive effects on my health and my life in the years to come.
My first change has been to what I eat and drink during the day.
Instead of skipping breakfast (and sometimes lunch), I’m making sure that I start every morning with enough protein to start the day right – between 25-30 grams.*
Many Americans tend to eat most of their protein in the evening and only get an average of 13 grams of protein before noon. This means we’re starting our mornings lower in the nutrient most likely to keep us full, which isn’t a great start to a busy day. Instead, we should all make an effort to help meet the recommended amount of protein in the morning.
In order to make sure I’m getting a protein-rich breakfast each morning, I’m pairing my favorite morning foods with milk. With 8 grams of protein in every 8 ounce glass, milk is a good source of protein and goes well with everything I love at breakfast time.
Whether I’m eating scrambled eggs with a slice of whole wheat toast, Greek yogurt with fruit or a bowl of overnight oats, milk helps get me closer to my morning protein goal with just one delicious glass.
Be sure to power up your mornings with a protein-rich breakfast including milk! You’ll feel full longer so you can focus on other things, which is a great start to an energized morning and a successful day!
Visit MilkLife.com/morningprotein to see how you can fill up your cup with milk to get closer to your goal of 25-30 grams of protein in the morning.
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2 Layman D. Dietary guidelines should reflect new understandings about adult protein needs. Nutr Metab. 2009; 6: 12.
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Brittney House says
I like milk in my coffee or cereal.
Starla B says
Yum! Breakfast is always my favorite meal. I love to enjoy milk in my scrambled eggs and also with my oatmeal. Of course I drink it by itself too!
Angie Agerter says
I love having milk in my morning smoothie. An easy way to get in what I need that doesn’t rattle my stomach like solid food does in the mornings.
Barbara Montag says
I like to add almond milk to my morning smoothie.
I enjoy it with my special k cereal and oatmeal
Cynthia C says
I cook my oatmeal in skim milk every morning.
Tari Lawson says
Quite honestly, I rarely have milk unless it is mixed in a recipe.
Adrienne Gordon says
In my coffee
Ann Fantom says
I put milk in my coffee every morning
Janet W. says
I like to enjoy milk in the morning in my cereal!
In the morning I enjoy milk in my coffee. I love milk.
Sharon Rooney says
I don’t normally have a glass of milk in the morning but I do enjoy milk in my morning coffee and cereal.
Jennifer Rote says
I like to pour milk over my granola in the morning.
Kristi C says
I like milk in my Raisin Bran in the morning.
Erika C. says
I enjoy putting milk in the oatmeal with raisins that I make in the morning.
kelly tupick says
I enjoy milk in the mornings by adding it to my cereal and my coffee. If i have a hot breakfast, i usually have a glass of milk with it.
Sarah VM says
I like to put milk in my tea in the morning.
Amy C. says
I enjoy my milk in breakfast cereal and shakes.
Debbi Wellenstein says
I like milk in my cereal and my smoothies.
I like milk on my cereal in the morning.
soy milk in a protein shake
jules m. says
i like milk in my cereal (special k red berries)
Lisa Ann says
I use milk in my morning smoothie.
Lisa Stover says
I need milk in my oatmeal. It tastes so much better than water 🙂 I also enjoy blending it with bananas.
Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
Love using milk for my morning smoothies. Makes them really creamy.
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We go through a ton of milk in this house!! We love dairy milk and soymilk. It goes in our cereal and oatmeal, our coffee, and we love it straight up in a glass!!
I love milk in my cereal
Alina Hahn says
I like to put it in my coffee and also pour my son a glass.
Linda Lansford says
I have milk in my cereal
I like to drink a glass of cold milk with my breakfast.
I drink a cold glass of milk each morning as part of my breakfast.
Jennifer Dunaway says
I enjoy milk in my coffee in the mornings.
I enjoy milk with my cereal of when I make a hot chocolate
with my cup of chai or with oatmeal or in a milkshake..
In my cereal
Stephanie Liske says
I love milk in my cereal.
I am lactose intolerant, but I enjoy creamer in my coffee!
Tricia G says
I drink a glass of milk every morning, but sometimes with that glass of milk I will enjoy scrambled eggs or a bowl of cereal.
Catherine R says
I enjoy milk in my morning latte
Anita Duvall says
I have a bowl of cereal with whole milk and I put milk in my coffee, also.
Jennifer W says
I’ve always loved a good glass of milk in the morning. Even when I’m running out the door and don’t have time to eat, I down a glass!
ashley w says
In my cereal
Stephanie Davis says
I love to enjoy milk in the morning with eggs and bacon and lots of toast!
I enjoy milk with my cereal or in smoothies.
Kim Henrichs says
On the weekends I love it in my oatmeal!
Hannah C says
I like to have milk in my cereal.
Courtnie Miller says
I like milk with my cereal!
heather s says
I have it with my cereal in the morning
Love drinking it by itself!
Katrina B says
I enjoy my milk with a bagel in the morning!
wen budro says
I love adding milk to my morning granola or oatmeal every morning.
On my Frosted MNini Wheats
Kenya F says
I love milk in my tea and oatmeal.
kim keithline says
I love milk in my cereal in the morning
patricia delgado says
I enjoy milk in my coffee and oat meal.
Sarah Hayes says
milk is good in my protein shake
Michelle C says
I like having a little dash of milk in my coffee. It’s also wonderful in cereal.
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Amanda Alvarado says
I add milk (and yogurt) to our morning smoothies.
Luna S says
When I do drink milk it is usually with my cereal.
Susan Chester says
I love milk on my cereal-usually Raisin Bran.
allyson tice says
i enjoy milk in my tea every morning! i love how creamy it makes my Chai!
Emily Morelli says
I like my milk poured over my hot oatmeal to cool it down.
Trisha Burgess says
I love milk in my oatmeal in the morning! Yum!
Erin Ellis says
I love a big glass of milk first thing in the morning! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
I love it. I always have it in my tea. Then usually once I finish that, I’ll just have a glass of milk. Either that or I’ll have a bowl of cereal with milk.
i add milk to my oatmeal
Terri Irvin says
I use milk in my muesli in the morning
Shane R. says
In the mornings, I put milk in my coffee sometimes if I’m out of half and half.
melina r says
I enjoy milk in the morning with my cereal. When we make a big pancake breakfast I also like to enjoy a cup of milk with it. t
beth shepherd says
I like milk with my cereal in the morning. Its a great way to start the day!
I always like to add it to my coffee
Only in my tea!
I like milk on honey nut cheerios.
natasha lamoreux says
I use it to make smoothies and also a little in my coffee.
Thomas Murphy says
I like milk with cereal.
Peggy Johnson says
I love my milk in my morning cereal
Monique Rizzo says
I love it in my Oatmeal in the morning. Thank you for the chance.
Richard Hicks says
I have milk almost every morning in a bowl of cereal
taryn c says
I like my milk in my cereal
steve weber says
I use milk in my cereal every single morning.
Melanie Montgomery says
I’ve been drinking a glass of milkin themortning.
Ashley C says
I have milk everyday either in my coffee or with cereal!
Katie Harris says
I love to use milk in my oatmeal coffee in the morning!
Adriana Gonzalez says
I enjoy milk with my oatmeal every morning.
Evans B says
I love having milk with eggs, sausages and toasted bread. We need all the protein in the morning!
I like mine with my cereal
Ashley C says
I like to have milk with my oatmeal in the mornings for breakfast
Tammy Randolph says
I like my milk in my cereal.
Jordan D. says
Milk in my iced coffee or smoothie in the summer/spring, or milk in my oatmeal in the winter!
I love milk with my cereal
Joy N says
I work at an elementary school and every morning when I get there I go to the cafeteria and get a little carton of milk to drink alone.
Karen Deva says
I like milk on my cold cereal or on my oatmeal.
Patricia Smith says
use milk and a banana in blender then microwave my oatmeal in it
I enjoy milk in my GrapeNut cereal in the morning!
in my cereal
I enjoy it in my hot cereal or my smoothie.
Heather B says
I am actually lactose intolerant. Luckily I can do small amounts of cheese though so an omelet with cheese is a good way to get my “milk”
Lisa V. says
I like it in my oatmeal and foamed in my coffee.
I have milk with my cereal.
Heather Dawn says
I like to have a glass of it with my breakfast.
Leigh Anne Borders says
I enjoy milk each morning with breakfast. I typically have a glass but it is also common to have it in our cereal, coffee, etc..
Jenny S says
Always in my coffee. I can’t have coffee without it!
Gayle B. says
I have milk with graham crackers in the morning. That’s the only way I like milk.
I like milk with my cereal.
Jill H says
I put use it to mix my protein powder after a run.
I love to enjoy milk in my cereal in the morning.
I like to have milk in my cereal.
Gina M says
I love having milk mixed into my oatmeal!
laura b says
I love milk in my bowl of Cheerios 🙂
Melissa Teears says
I like it in my cereal
Meghan Malicoat says
I have unsweetened almond milk every morning with my protein shake. I use the Chike Mocha coffee flavored protein and they taste amazing together.
Cori Westphal says
I don’t actually drink milk, but I get my calcium from yogurt or cottage cheese in the morning!
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Theresa Clift says
Only in my coffee
Kyl Neusch says
a glass in the morn
JennyLynn G. says
I enjoy milk with my oatmeal
Erica B. says
I like it with french toast.
Kay Deutsch says
In my coffee ☕️
Gail Fernandez says
I use milk in my hot tea in the morning.
I use milk in my oatmeal.
I enjoy morning milk with cereal.
Veronica Valdez says
I like almond milk in my fruit smoothies.
Bonnie Day says
I never was a milk drinker but since I discovered unsweetend almond milk I drink it almost every day usually with oatmeal sometimes in a smoothie
Karla R. says
I like my milk with cereal!
joe gesch says
I enjoy milk in coffee
Beth O says
I love it on my cereal or in a smoothie.
Jeanne Coulombe says
I love my milk in my coffee and cereal in the morning then I love a big cold glass with my oreo cookies
Angela P. says
I really only use milk in the morning in my cereal. I love cereal. I use 1 or 2 percent milk and try to eat it with healthy stuff like Special K, but have been known to dip into the kid’s stuff. I have a weakness for Fruity Pebbles.
Tasha Wilkerson says
I love milk in my honey bunches of oats!!!
susan smoaks says
i like milk in my cereal. it’s so good.
Daniel M says
i like it with cereal
Peggy Rydzewski says
No matter how old I get I still enjoy a bowl of cereal in the morning while reading the cereal box.
Melanie G says
I love to make a blueberry banana and fibre smoothie for the mornings when I’m on the go and can’t take the time to sit down.
I enjoy milk on my cereal in the mornings.
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Tina Reynolds says
I have milk in my cereal every morning
Milk in my morning cereal
Paula Michele Hafner says
I like a little in my coffee and some in my oatmeal.
Ellie Wright says
I enjoy it in my bowl of Frosted Flakes.
Cynthia R says
I enjoy milk in my tea and cereal.
I love ice cold milk in my cereal. Thank you for the great giveaway.
Melissa C. says
Gotta have some milk aka half and half in my morning cuppa.
Rosanne Morrison says
I have my milk cooking into rice pudding with a little cinnamon and nutmeg
Stephanie Larison says
I’m pregnant and I’ve been wayyy into strawberry banana smoothies lately, mine has milk in it, of course. I can’t get enough!
Shari Klyn says
I love milk on my cereal in the morning. This week I am eating Grape Nuts. Yummy!
Rhonda G says
I love milk in the mornings with my breakfast. Nothing better!!
Nancy Loring says
Drinking enough milk in this house is never a problem. I liketo have hot cocoa in the morning and I always make it with milk.
Keeley Sullivan says
I usually have milk in my morning cereal and my coffee.
I love to make oatmeal with milk and berries in the morning.
milk with chia seeds, whey and oats!
Katy S says
Almond milk in my smoothie!
I have milk in my coffee with some nesquik.
ken ohl says
I love a large glass with my danish in the morning
ken ohl says
I love a large glass with my danish in the morning
I like it with some Carnation Good Start–then I’m getting my protein AND some vitamins (plus it’s chocolate milk, so certain others are more likely to drink it too)!
Pam H. says
I have a glass of milk with breakfast every morning.
Melanie Comello says
I can’t lie, I love enjoying milk with a nice hotel full of cereal in the mornings 😉
Tammy Horn says
I enjoy milk with my cooked quinoa in the morning.
Miz Vickik says
Morning cereal with fruit is my fave!
I use it in my cereal.
I love eating a healthy cereal, and then having a glass of orange juice.
Kathleen S. says
I enjoy milk in my coffee in the morning. Thanks!
Vera S says
I like to have a small glass of milk with my oatmeal in the morning.
sandra davis says
I eat cereal every morning, so I have to have my milk with it.
I enjoy milk in the morning, in my coffee
Vera K says
I put milk in my morning smoothie.
Heather Hayes Panjon says
I Enjoy Milk With Cereal.
Jaime Cummings says
I enjoy milk in my cereal in the morning. It’s refreshing and delicious and gives me a real boost to get my day started.
I love to enjoy milk in the morning in a bowl of cereal.
Cheryl B. says
Either in my cereal or as a glass full.
Julia Barnes says
I like my milk on a bowl of cereal.
I love milk. I could drink with anything all day, In the morning i love it with biscuits and gravy.
christina moore says
I like milk in my coffee and ceral
Danyelle H says
I like milk in my coffee
Trisha McKee says
I enjoy it with my oatmeal and strawberries.
Amy Deeter says
i enjoy it in my Coffee in the morning !
I enjoy it with my oatmeal
I love mine with honey nut cheerios 🙂
Bryan E. says
I enjoy milk in my coffee each morning, along with a bowl of raisin bran cereal swimming in milk !
Candie L says
I like it with cereal. THank you
Laurie Emerson says
I like having a big bowl of Rice Krispies with milke in the morning.
Melissa Greco says
I enjoy putting it in my protein smoothies
In my coffee
Dawn Monroe says
I have it with oatmeal or cereal.
Rebecca Lock says
I like milk in my smoothies.
Ellen Casper says
i use milk in my oatmeal in the morning.