As we start off 2024, you may have a renewed motivation to kick off your morning with a nutritious breakfast. A breakfast rich in protein and fiber can set the tone for a healthy and productive day ahead. Our cottage cheese protein granola bowl is a great way to start the day by incorporating a balanced blend of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Cottage cheese, a protein powerhouse, is an excellent choice for breakfast. Packed with casein protein, it offers a slow release of amino acids. If the texture of cottage cheese bothers you, you can blend cottage cheese in a blender or food processor.
A half-cup of full-fat cottage cheese is a rich source of phosphorous, which the body uses to process energy, and is also a rich source of vitamin B12 which helps keep nerves and blood cells healthy. Some brands also contain “live and active cultures,” which are great for gut health. It has a mild flavor, so you can blend it with a fruit of choice to adjust the flavor to your tastes.
Chia seeds, despite their tiny size, pack a nutritious punch with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and various micronutrients. Incorporating them into breakfast bowls or smoothies boosts both the fiber content and nutritional value.
High-fiber fruits like raspberries are also a great addition to a healthy breakfast. Raspberries are not only rich in fiber but also abundant in antioxidants and vitamins. Fiber is critical to supporting digestion, regulating blood sugar levels, and a healthy gut microbiome.
Adding Little Red Wagon Granola to your breakfast bowl helps boost both fiber and protein in your breakfast. Combining it with raspberries, cottage cheese, and chia seeds in a breakfast bowl is a high-fiber and protein breakfast with a deliciously sweet tang.
The benefits of starting the day with a protein- and fiber-rich breakfast are manyfold. Not only does it provide sustained energy levels, but it also assists in reducing cravings later in the day as well as nutrients to support metabolism, digestion, and overall health. Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2024 ahead!
Cottage Cheese Protein Granola Bowl Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- ½ frozen banana (or other preferred frozen fruit)
- 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener of choice (date syrup, maple syrup, honey, etc)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- *Optional: 1/8 to ¼ cup milk as needed if the mixture is too thick for your blender or taste
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup favorite Little Red Wagon granola
- Fresh fruit of choice: raspberries, bananas, pomegranates
- Add cottage cheese, frozen fruit, sweetener, chia seeds, and vanilla extract and blend until the mixture is well incorporated
- *Optional: add milk if the mixture is too thick to blend in a blender or if is too thick for your preference
- Scoop mixture into bowl and top with granola and fresh fruit
Power Through 2024 With High Protein Granola
Being healthy doesn’t have to mean your food is less delicious. At Little Red Wagon Granola, our products are so flavorful it’s easy to forget that they’re packed with nut proteins, complex carbs, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. And you can always create you’re own protein granola by adding greek yogurt, nut butter, or ricotta cheese! Visit our online store to stock up on your favorite Little Red Wagon Granola options!