3 Healthy Breakfast Recipes With Milk



I've always loved drinking milk, day AND night and when Dutch Lady announced their 7-Day Breakfast Challenge, I was excited to be part of it. I usually skip breakfast due to my busy schedule but I managed to have 7 days of a relatively healthy breakfast because of this challenge! They even sent a surprise breakfast to my doorstep to kickstart the campaign!



Agent L agrees that Milk is important for a healthy lifestyle. Check out the surprise basket from Dutch Lady Malaysia. I received 7 packs of milk for the 7-day challenge


Check out my other attempts at having a healthy breakfast on my Instagram Feed

While some of us prefer to sip coffee or tea to give our sleepy bodies a jolt in the mornings, others lift their mornings with malt beverage or juices.

However, studies have shown that milk is the elixir our bodies need at breakfast.

“After about eight to 12 hours from your last meal, a glass of milk provides the nourishment your body needs in the morning to regulate itself,” said Ashlee Ng, marketing director of Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad.

“Besides, Malaysians are not getting enough calcium from their daily food intake. Nearly one in two children does not have adequate calcium intake*; and the average intake of calcium among adults comes up to less than half of our daily requirement**,” added Ng.

The nutritional gap may lead to a brittle nation. Hence, Dutch Lady Malaysia encourages Malaysian families to load up on milk before work or school. Just two servings a day helps meet a family’s nutritional requirements! Having one of the two servings at breakfast pumps at least 200mg of calcium into the body.

How can you have a healthy breakfast with milk? Here are 3 Simple Recipes you can try:

LASAGNE



Lasagna — it’s not just for an Italian dinner anymore. Try this delicious kid-friendly recipe with a South of the border twist for breakfast lasagna, perfect for a weekend brunch. When you want to add protein at breakfast, start with layers of scrambled eggs and tortillas instead of pasta. Top with spicy ingredients, including jalapenos, salsa verde and cilantro, and you serve up the flavors quintessential for a morning Mexican fiesta. When paired with a glass of milk, you have a tasty way to eat 20 grams of protein at breakfast.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons – vegetable oil, divided
3/4 cup – green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 – jalapeño chile, seeded, minced
1/2 teaspoon – ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon – dried oregano leaves
5 – eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup – green onions, minced (about 3) + more for serving
1/3 cup – fresh cilantro, minced + more for serving
1 jar – purchased salsa verde
9 – 6” corn tortillas
1½ cups – shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 can – low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
Plain nonfat Greek yogurt (optional)
Pair each serving with:
8-ounce glass of milk

Makes 10 servings
Directions
Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. In a large nonstick skillet heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium-high. Add the green pepper, jalapeño, cumin, and oregano; cook until vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes more. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Return the skillet to the burner and add the remaining teaspoon of oil. When hot, add the eggs and cook just until set, stirring often. Transfer eggs to the bowl with the bell pepper mixture. Fold in the green onions and ½ cup cilantro.
To assemble the casserole, spread ½ cup salsa on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Arrange 3 tortillas on the salsa, overlapping if needed. Spoon half the egg mixture over the tortillas. Drizzle with ½ cup salsa verde, then sprinkle with half the black beans and ½ cup cheese. Repeat layering with three more tortillas, the remaining egg mixture, ½ cup salsa, remaining beans, and ½ cup cheese. Top with the last three tortillas, then top with the remaining ½ cup cheese and any remaining salsa. Cover the baking dish with foil and refrigerate overnight if desired.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the lasagna, covered, for 30 minutes or until hot, then remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into 10 squares and serve with yogurt, additional green onions and cilantro. Pair each serving with an 8-ounce glass of milk.

RASPBERRY COTTAGE CHEESE PROTEIN PANCAKES 

While cottage cheese is not a traditional ingredient in pancakes, this protein pancakes recipe combines blended cottage cheese with rolled oats to add more protein at breakfast. Top with raspberries and these protein pancakes are a surefire way to excite your family about a high protein breakfast recipe. When you pair these protein pancakes with a glass of milk, you serve up 31 grams of protein in the morning. Many experts now recommend getting between 25 to 30 grams at every meal, especially breakfast — and raspberry pancakes with milk are a tasty way to hit that range in the morning.

Ingredients

1 cup – whole fresh raspberries
1 1/2 cups – small curd lowfat cottage cheese
2 cups – old fashioned rolled oats
2 – large eggs
3 tablespoons – granulated sugar
1 teaspoon – ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
3/4 cup – milk
Powdered sugar, honey, additional raspberries (optional)
Pair each serving with:
8-ounce glass of milk

Makes 4 servings (3 pancakes per serving)
Directions
In a small bowl, slightly mash raspberries with a fork. Preheat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat (275 degrees).  In a large bowl combine cottage cheese, oats, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla and mix to combine.
Transfer mixture to a blender along with 3/4 cup milk, blend until smooth. Gently stir in mashed raspberries. Lightly grease preheated skillet. Pour 1/3 cup of the pancake batter onto the skillet. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles begin to form around the edges. Flip and allow to cook 1-2 more minutes until cooked through. Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve pancakes warm along with remaining 8-ounce glass of milk. Top with additional berries, powdered sugar, and honey if desired.
Recipe and photo by Tiffany Edwards of Creme de la Crumb


CHAI QUINOA PROTEIN BREAKFAST BOWL 
When you want to get more protein at breakfast, try a breakfast bowl with quinoa. The goodness of chai quinoa protein, when paired with a glass of milk, gets 30 grams of protein at breakfast, which many experts now recommend as a great way to jumpstart your nutrition in the morning.

Ingredients

1 cup – pre-rinsed uncooked quinoa
2 cups – milk
1 – egg white
1 1/2 tablespoons – brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon – pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon – ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon – ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon – ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon – nutmeg
2 dashes – ground cloves
Shredded or flaked coconut for garnish (optional)
Almond slivers for garnish (optional)
Pair each serving with:
8-ounce glass of milk

Makes two 1 3/4 cup servings
Directions
Bring 2 cups of milk to a full simmer in a small saucepan. Add quinoa, return to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Cover, leaving a tiny crack for steam to escape, and simmer until about two-thirds of the milk has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in egg white, brown sugar, vanilla and spices. Return pan to stove, covering again with a tiny crack for steam to escape, and continue to cook on low until almost all the milk has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.
Serve with remaining 8-ounce glass of milk and garnish with coconut flakes and almond slivers if desired.
Recipe and photo by Elle Penner of According to Elle
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Indeed, a balanced breakfast paired with milk is the backbone of a physically and emotionally strong family and advocating breakfast with Malaysia’s No. 1 milk*** -- Dutch Lady PureFarm milk is none other than its ambassador, the debonair Aaron Aziz.

“As the saying goes, a family that eats together, stays together. Having calcium-rich milk at breakfast not only fortifies my family physically, it gives us the time to talk with each other and share a dose of family love before we start our day. This cements our bond as a family. So if I am not sleeping in or at work, my wife Diyana and I would definitely enjoy breakfast together with our kids!” he said.

Milk packs more punch than just calcium. Dutch Lady PureFarm is also rich with essential nutrients – some of which our bodies cannot generate on its own. An example is protein, which plays one of the lead roles in our growth and development, such as the building of bones, muscles, and tissue. Vitamin A is crucial for healthy eye function, Vitamin B2 supports cellular functions that transform food to energy, and Vitamin D3 aids absorption of calcium and phosphorus. 

“I try to provide my family with the best. That is why my wife and I only trust Malaysia’s no. 1 milk, Dutch Lady PureFarm for our family,” Aaron pointed out.
Did you know that most Malaysians don't meet calcium requirements? Check out the infograph below:

For more tips about how Milk is great for you, do check out Dutch Lady's Facebook Page.

Comments

  1. memang kena minum susu la kan.. densiti tulang makin hari makin menyusut.. risau osteoporosis jek.. hee~ 40% wanita yang berusia 30 tahun keatas menghidap maslaah osteoporosis tau.. jadi.. minum lah susu.. sebba.. skearang ni ade jugak awal 20-an masalah reput tulang..

    jaga kesihatan ya !!

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  2. Yay, your breakfasts are so healthy! Having milk is always a good idea, but not are into it. I like drinking milk before bedtime, helps me to fall asleep :D

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  3. I drink dutch lady since i was young. Now i introduce dutch lady to my son and he likes it

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  4. Such healthy morning meals that you have. I try my best but I always look for convenience. I really should try your recipes. Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. It's nice when we have extra time to make a proper breakfast

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  5. i have been drinking them for years. nice post

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  6. nice milk and full with benefits. love them

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  7. I like how you provide us with recipes. Dutch Lady milk is my favourite.

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  8. I like the Chia quinoa bowl. Looks good. How's your progress so far?

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  9. Loving how you paired up with breakfast with the milk! I wish I could have time to prepared those in the morning.

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  10. I don't drink milk that often but will always opt for milk instead of coconut milk to try to get that milk goodness in my body. My cats will surely agree with your cat! (They drink goat milk though)

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  11. Raspberry Protein Pancakes, yummy! Can't wait to try them out!

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  12. There is nothing better than starting your day with a healthy option.

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  13. wow thank you for your recipe! So healthy and I wanna start a healthy breakfast too.

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  14. Yummy! your breakfast looks superb. Looks like its time to go grocery shopping.

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  15. YUmmy breakfast and awesome recipes.. thanks for the share Hanniz... time to try my hand making some of these

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  16. Thanks for the breakfast recipe sharing! Lasagna seems like a new breakfast to try =D Dutch Lady is my favorite milk drink too!

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  17. Really...Milk can do wonders to our food and body. Thanks for the awesome recipes.

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  18. Wow, lots of simple breakfast recipes can follow here, thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Thanks for sharing such yummy and easy recipes to follow, shall try them out soon!

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