You don’t have to have eggs for breakfast to get protein. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can incorporate protein into their breakfasts with Greek yogurt. Most Greek yogurts have twice the protein of tradition yogurt making it a great choice for bariatric patients. One crucial step for surgical weight loss patients or anyone trying to lose weight is to check the calories and sugar content of Greek yogurt. Compare the Nutrition Facts label at the store before buying to make sure you choose a brand that is lower in sugar and calories.
In 3 easy steps you can have a breakfast with less than 200 calories and 14 grams of protein that not only is good for you but tastes good, too. If time is a problem for you in the morning, don’t worry, this recipe should take longer than 5 minutes to prepare. If even 5 minutes is too long, you can do the first 2 steps the night before, cover it, and set it in the refrigerator to complete in the morning.
Peanut Butter Banana Bowl
Add 1 ½ teaspoons of natural peanut butter to a bowl.
Mix in ½ cup Greek vanilla yogurt.
Top with ½ banana, cut into slices.
You can add a dusting of cinnamon on top if you don’t mind one extra step.
One more nice thing about this recipe is that you can change it up a little and make it different so you don’t get tired of eating the same thing. Try changing to chunky natural peanut butter. Switch out strawberries or blueberries for the banana. Try almond or cashew butter instead. Top with chia seeds or hemp hearts. Be creative, but make healthy, low sugar choices.
The above recipe is suggested by Dr. Shillingford, M.D., P.A., a Center of Excellence surgeon specializing in laparoscopic and robotically assisted bariatric surgery. Dr. Shillingford is proud to perform gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgeries in Northwest Medical Center’s Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, where patients are taken care of by staff specially trained in the field of bariatrics. This prestigious designation attracts patients from all over Florida, including Miami, Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, Orlando, Wellington, and Jacksonville. Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery patients often ask for recipes that easy to prepare, taste great, and are protein rich to fit into their post bariatric surgery diet.