Many people are taking advantage of warmer temperatures and increased hours of sunlight to get fit and ready for the summer. As they dive into new exercise regimens, hit the practice fields or take to hiking trails, they will be looking for ways to fuel their efforts.
Enter dairy, a protein powerhouse that provides numerous benefits to active individuals. Dairy protein can help build and repair muscle, strengthen the immune system, regulate metabolism and keep you satisfied longer. Also, dairy foods are a tasty, convenient and cost-effective way to power up with protein throughout the day.
Note: Calorie needs differ per individual, see choosemyplate.gov for guidelines.
Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Shake
Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 serving
1 cup fat-free or 1% low-fat chocolate milk
1/2 cup frozen bananas, sliced
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in blender; blend until smooth and creamy. Serve in tall glass or to-go drink container.