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How Much Protein Is In Your Cup of Milk?

Want to get in on a little secret? It’s a really good one … and once you hear it, you’ll be surprised you didn’t know it already:

Protein is hugely important for our bodies for so many reasons.

That’s not the secret, though. Here’s a hint: You can easily get eight grams of protein by just opening your fridge, and it’s in drinkable form.


One 8-ounce glass of milk has eight grams of protein – compared to a large egg, which only has 6! That’s the secret.

And you’ll be surprised to see how milk compares to so many other things you’re already eating.   Want to know?

Ultimately, most of us, on average, only get about 13 grams of protein at breakfast, and some experts recommend getting 20 – 30 grams of protein at each meal.1,2  Adding a glass to your breakfast plate or bowl is one delicious way to high-quality protein to your AM meal.