Enough protein in the morning can help start your day with energy and focus, plus it keeps you feeling fuller longer. Get your protein from high-quality sources like milk and dairy products, eggs, fish and lean cuts of meat.
Creamy Breakfast Ideas
- 2 cups flour (you could try half white and half whole wheat flour)
- 2 Tablespoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 4 tablespoons oil
1. Pre heat and grease a griddle or frying pan.
2. Combine all the ingredients until there are no lumps. Make sure not to over mix.
3. Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter. When the edges become dry and the top is bubbly flip the pancake and cook the other side for about a minute.
4. Let cool and freeze any leftovers. Re-heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds per pancake.
#2. Healthy Oatmeal
2 cups - lowfat or fat free milk
1 cup - old-fashioned or quick cooking oats 1 teaspoon - brown sugar
1 teaspoon - ground cinnamon
1/4 cup - strawberries, sliced
3 tablespoons - sliced almonds
1/2 - banana
250ml glass of milk
1. Mix 2 cups of milk, oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often to prevent boiling over.
2. Cook until thickened; divide between 2 serving bowls and top with strawberries, cherries, and almonds or any nuts you have
3. Serve immediately with 1/2 banana and remaining 250ml glass of milk.
*This makes 2 servings.
#3. Steamed Milk
· 6 tablespoons honey
· 1 quart milk
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 3 whole cloves
· Freshly grated nutmeg
- Place 1 tablespoon of honey in each of six glasses; set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, scald milk until small bubbles start to appear around the edges.
-Remove from heat, and add cinnamon and cloves.
-Cover and let steep 20 minutes. Return milk to high heat, and bring to a boil.
- Remove milk from heat, and using a teaspoon, remove and discard cloves. Transfer some of the hot milk to a blender, filling it halfway full.
-Cover blender, and place a kitchen towel over the lid to prevent hot liquid from splashing. Whip on high speed until frothy, about 30 seconds. Pour into glasses, topping each with some foam; repeat with remaining hot milk.
- Stir milk to dissolve honey. Garnish with nutmeg, and serve
#4. Real Custard
1 cup whole milk
· 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
· 6 egg yolks
· 1/3 cup sugar
· Freshly grated nutmeg
· You may add flavors; vanilla
- Preheat oven to 163 degrees Celcius. Put a kettle of water on the stove to boil.
- In a small saucepan; add milk and salt to a simmer on the stove. Simmer for about 10 minutes. You may add your flavouring.
- In a bowl, whisk yolks and sugar until fully incorporated. Slowly pour the milk mixture into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
- Place six tea cups inside a roasting pan and divide the custard (the mixture) evenly among them. Carefully pour the boiling water into the roasting pan, halfway up the sides of the tea cups. Transfer to the oven and bake 25-30 minutes, just until the custards are set.
- Remove tea cups from the oven and transfer to the fridge to chill completely, at least two hours and up to overnight.
- Sprinkle freshly grated nutmeg over custards just before serving.