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A protein packed breakfast is the best way to start your day, giving you the energy and feeling of fullness that will keep your productivity optimized until lunch time. However, if you are like many other people, you prefer to start your day with nothing more than your favorite cup of coffee. Use these tips to add protein to your coffee to improve your health and enjoy more energy than ever throughout your morning.

Cow milk has approximately 8 grams of protein per cup, so, depending upon how much you add to your coffee, this can be a great start to infusing your coffee with protein. When using nut milks, do not assume that the protein count is higher. Most milk alternatives are lower in protein content than cow milk, with the closest one, soy milk, coming in at 4 grams per serving.

An easy way to add several grams of protein to each cup of coffee is by adding a serving of protein powder. Depending on which style you choose, this can also add great flavor to your drink as well. It blends in best if you add the protein powder to your milk or creamer first, rather than directly to your coffee.

Other, less conventional additives can add protein to your coffee if they are to your taste. Some examples include plain yogurt, peanut butter, cacao nibs, and almond butter.

How do you add protein to your morning?