6 Easy Protein-Packed Breakfast Recipes To Kickstart Your Day

So quick and easy to make, plus they're a delicious start to your day!

Cover image via Sugar and Soul & The Kitchn

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Breakfast is the most important meal, because it can help you fuel your body to power through the day

While it's important to have a balanced amount of nutrients, did you know that having sufficient protein consumption during brekkie can keep you full for longer? This prevents you from snacking so much throughout the day!

While we all love our breakfast carbs and sugars, it's important to get that protein in to start our day right

The recommended amount of protein intake per day is one gram per every kilogram you weigh, so experts suggest getting it from sources like milk and lean meat. A greater intake of protein may enhance muscle mobility, boost satiety, and build more lean muscles. Milk protein is one of the highly focused protein, as it provides other nutritional value such as calcium.

Here are the benefits of milk protein:

1. It is more than a good source of protein
While protein is good for you, you will also get 12 essential nutrients such as calcium and Vitamin D from drinking milk, which promotes a stronger body.

2. You will receive a complete protein intake
High quality protein in milk contains nine essential amino acids our body needs to function at an optimal level. However, since our body is unable to produce these high-quality proteins, we need to source them from milk.

3. It will give you better muscle and bone strength
The protein in milk helps build strong muscles, while the calcium improves our bone strength. The combination of both these nutrients will keep your muscles and bones healthy.

4. It is a convenient and excellent source of protein and other nutrients
Nutritious and hassle-free, you can easily get 10g of protein, along with 12 essential nutrients packed in a glass of milk.

The best part? Whether it is full cream, low fat, or flavoured milk, all Dutch Lady milk contains high quality protein and calcium, which makes it a great way to start your day.

In collaboration with Dutch Lady, here are some protein-based breakfast recipes you can whip up to kickstart your mornings:

1. Blueberry overnight oats

- 1/2 cup of rolled oats (gluten free oats can be used if necessary)
- 2/3 - 3/4 cup of Dutch Lady Milk
- 2 teaspoons of chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup, honey, or low-carb liquid sweetener
- 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries, plus more for toppings


1. Add oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla, and blueberries together in a jar, resealable container or a bowl.

2. Shake the jar or combine with a spoon. Seal and chill in fridge for at least four hours or overnight.

Recipe source: Life Made Sweeter

2. Cottage cheese omelette

Image via The Kitchn

- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon of Dutch Lady Milk
- 1/8 teaspoon of kosher salt
- A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 1 cup baby spinach (about 1 ounce)
- 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese


1. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and whisk until it is completely mixed and the eggs are a bit frothy.

2. In an 8-inch frying pan, melt the butter. Make sure the butter coats the pan evenly. Add the spinach and cook for 30 seconds or until wilted. Put in the eggs and make sure it coats the pan.

3. With a spatula, push the cooked eggs towards the center, to allow the uncoooked eggs to cook. Make sure the edges are set and the center is wet. 

4. Once it is done, remove the pan from the fire. Spread the cottage cheese over the eggs. Use a spatula to gently fold the egg over the filling. Slide the omelette onto a plate.

Recipe source: The Kitchn

3. Fluffy breakfast pancakes

Image via Dutch Lady


- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of Dutch Lady Milk
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter


1. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder).

2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, butter, and Dutch Lady Milk.

3. Combine the flour mixture and wet mixture, and mix well.

4. Place a lightly oiled pan or skillet over medium heat.

5. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of pancake batter into the pan to make one pancake.

6. Once the pancake’s surface is covered in bubbles, flip it over and cook until both sides are golden brown.

7. Serve with maple syrup, butter, jam or any desired topping.

Recipe source: Dutch Lady

4. Chia seed pudding

- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup of Dutch Lady Milk
- 1 teaspoon of honey or other sweetener (optional)
- Strawberries or other fruits for topping


1. Mix the ingredients in a jar. Leave it for about 2-3 minutes then mix again until there are no more clumps.

2. Let the jar sit in the fridge overnight, or for at least two hours.

3. When it's time to eat for breakfast, top it with your favorite fruit and enjoy cold!

Recipe source: Feel Good Foodie

5. Granola breakfast bowl

Image via Sugar and Soul


- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup of sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup of Dutch Lady Milk
- 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon of bee pollen (optional)


1. Pre-heat the oven to 190° C. Mix all the granola ingredients in a bowl, and lay it on a baking tray.

2. Let the granola bake for 10 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven and toss it, and let it continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes. 

3. Pour warm milk over the granola. Add the yogurt on top and garnish with the apple and bee pollen.

Recipe source: Sugar and Soul

6. Strawberry cheesecake french toast

Image via Dutch Lady


Egg wash
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of Dutch Lady Milk
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder

- 115g of cream cheese, warmed
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 3/4 cup of heavy cream
- 1 and a half cups of diced strawberries
- 1/3 cup sugar

- Icing sugar
- Maple syrup or honey


1. Whisk eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, and milk together in medium-large bowl to make the egg wash. 

2. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, lemon juice, and heavy cream to make cheesecake mixture. 

3. Cut two slices of bread into heart shapes, and spread the cheesecake mixture on one side for each slice. 

4. Place sliced strawberries on both sides, and combine both slices to form a sandwich.
5. Coat the sandwich in the egg wash. 

6. Melt butter in a skillet on medium-low heat and cook for 2-3 minutes or until crumbs are crispy and the bread is golden brown. 

7. Stack and garnish with strawberries and icing sugar. Top with maple syrup or honey, to your liking.

Recipe source: Dutch Lady 

Nothing beats starting the day with a delicious cup of Dutch Lady milk on the breakfast table, whether you drink it straight or with your favourite foods

Image via Dutch Lady

It's the ideal drink for you and your family to fuel your day, because it is packed with essential nutrients. Aside from calcium, it also contains high quality protein, vitamins, and minerals in just one glass. 

With Dutch Lady being awarded the Healthier Choice Logo Malaysia (HCLM) certification, you can be sure that they meet the nutrient criteria specified by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

The best part is, the Dutch Lady +Protein variant contains 30%* more high-quality protein, so you can have the complete package as you drink this beverage every morning with your breakfast!

*compared to Dutch Lady Full Cream UHT.

Find out more about the benefits of breakfast and milk protein on Dutch Lady's website

The information provided is for educational and communication purposes only and it should not be construed as personal medical advice. Information published in this article is not intended to replace, supplant or augment a consultation with a health professional regarding the reader’s own medical care.

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