Expert Advice on High-Quality Protein at Breakfast

From muscles to hair, bones to teeth, the body needs protein to be strong and healthy. But protein is more than just good for the bod – it actually helps to keep you full, so you don’t feel hungry by mid-morning. There is room for all kinds of protein in your diet, but not all protein is created equal. Milk protein is a complete protein, while most plant protein sources are missing some of the building blocks your body needs.

Milk is a breakfast powerhouse with 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein in each 8 oz. glass – and, wow, that’s more protein than an egg! See how milk’s protein stacks up against other common breakfast foods:

When it comes to an affordable, convenient, great-tasting morning protein that packs a serious punch, other breakfast options simply can’t match the power of milk.

 

Protein1

High-Quality, Complete Protein

Sausage (1 serving)

9 g

X

Milk (1 cup)

8 g

X

Instant Oatmeal (1 packet)

7 g

 

Peanut Butter (2 tbsp)

7 g

 

Soy Beverage (1 cup)

7 g

X

Almonds (1 ounce)

6 g

 

Egg (1 egg)

6 g

X

Bacon (3 slices)

4 g

X

Whole Wheat Toast (1 slice)

4 g

 

OJ (1 cup)

2 g

 

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1 USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25.