Cereal toppings for a protein breakfast
Whether you’re after a protein breakfast or just want to jazz up the morning meal, here is how to top up your favourite cereals with nutrients that will set up the whole family for the day ahead.
Chopped nuts for a crunchy breakfast
Get some extra protein in your bowl of cereal with a crunchy addition. Cashews, almonds and walnuts are not only tasty, but they also add some protein to your diet. So why not take crunchiness to a new level and add your favourite nuts to a bowl of CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal? Or pair it up with the chocolately taste of our NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal for a delicious breakfast.
Peanut butter for a smooth nutty flavour
The nutty flavours in a scoop of peanut butter make a good pair with breakfast cereals. Add it to milk and dissolve it in the pan over medium heat before pouring it over your favourite cereals! Or mix it with fruit and add it as a cereal topping.
Top it up with yogurt for extra protein
Yoghurt is a great cereal topping as it provides a source of protein and calcium. Whether you like the crunchy CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal or you can’t get enough of the delicious NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal, add a scoop of plain Greek yoghurt and start tucking into your bowl of cereals for a breakfast with added protein and flavour.
Fruits as Cereal Toppings
The natural sweetness of the banana is enough of a good reason to add a few slices to your favourite cereals. But it’s the fibre content in this beloved fruit that makes it such a popular ingredient for breakfasts. Win-win!
Strawberries are one of the most popular cereal toppings, but they’re well-worth the hype. A handful of these berries provide a dose of vitamin C, not to mention the unmistakeable flavour. Cut them in half for bite-sized portions.
Don’t be fooled by their size. Raisins are naturally sweet so they are a great choice for the sweet-toothed little ones in the family. Plus, you can store them in the cupboard for quite a long time, meaning you’ll always have a cup of raisins at the ready to perk up the morning cereals.
These tiny black-and-white seeds are taking the world of foods by storm. And it’s no wonder as a single cup of chia seeds is high in fibre and protein. So, if want to add extra fibre to your breakfast, why not get yourself some chia seeds!
Cereal toppings you can sprinkle
Cinnamon is a great way to spice up your breakfast, literally. We’ve made it the star in our CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal, but you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon to any morning cereals you may prefer and let the wonderful flavour take over.
Make sure you keep a cocoa powder supply handy. It’s always ready to lend its intense chocolate flavour to your hot drinks, but it will also offer an exciting new twist to your morning breakfast cereals. Add your favourite fruits and nuts to your bowl of cereal and then sprinkle some cocoa powder on top!
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Whole grain provides a range of vitamins, minerals, fibre, starch and other nutrients – that’s why it’s often recommended we eat three to four services a day ((Eatforhealth.gov.au 2015, 'How much should I eat from the grain (cereal) group?' para. 5). Breakfast is a good way to get some whole grain early in the day.
Source: Eatforhealth.gov.au 2015, Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and / or high cereal fibre varieties, viewed 9 September 2021, https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/food-essentials/five-food-groups/grain-cereal-foods-mostly-wholegrain-and-or-high-cereal-fibre
- Look out for 'whole' on the label – wholemeal, whole wheat and whole oats are all whole grains.
- Swap refined white breads, pasta and white rice for whole grain varieties (brown).
- Start your day with a breakfast cereal that clearly states it is made with whole grains.
- Mix wild rice with white rice, or switch to brown rice.
- Use wholemeal breadcrumbs to create a crunchy topping in savoury dishes.
- Choose rice cakes, rye crispbread, muesli bars with oats or other whole grains or plain popcorn as a whole grain snack.
CINI MINIS® Churros: Contains Wheat, Gluten. May contain milk.
MILO® Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soy. May contain other gluten containing ingredients.
MILO® DUO Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soy. May contain other gluten containing ingredients.
MILO® Protein Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soy. May contain other gluten containing ingredients.
NESQUIK® Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten. May contain other gluten containing ingredients, milk and soy.
For more information, please refer to our product pages.
CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal, NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal and MILO® Breakfast Cereals are all suitable for vegetarian diets. CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal and NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal are also suitable for vegan diets, when served with a plant-based milk. However, MILO® Breakfast Cereals are not suitable for a vegan diet.
None of our breakfast cereals are Halal certified. If you are interested in other Nestlé products, please see current Halal list.
Here is a list of sugar content of each of our cereals. Please note that every quantity is an approximation, and based on the serving size of 30g unless stated otherwise:
CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal: 7.5g.
MILO® Breakfast Cereal Original: 8.0g.
MILO® Duo Breakfast Cereal: 8.2 g.
NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal: 6.7g.
MILO® Protein Breakfast Cereal: 10.1g per serving size of 45g.
To find the sugar content of our breakfast cereals, you can visit the nutritional information and ingredient information on each product page.
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