If you're looking for some easy, high-protein breakfast ideas, then this post has everything you need to make your mornings a breeze!
The way I look at it, the healthier your breakfast, the healthier you are all-day
It's a bit like making your bed in the morning
Making your bed is probably one of the simplest jobs you perform every day, but because most people do it within 5-minutes of waking, it's actually an amazing productivity tool
Within moments of you waking, you've completed one task
Subconsciously you've gently poked that snowball at the top of the mountain
So it makes sense to start your day as you mean to continue
We want to start our day with as much protein, nutrients and enjoyment as possible
So here are 10 amazing recipes, all high in protein, big on flavour and packed with nutrients
Let's start with the easy ones
Nothing is as easy as a protein shake
The beautiful thing is you can pile in whatever fruit and protein you fancy. It's actually surprisingly hard to make a bad tasting fruit smoothie
Just lob fruit in a blender and see what happens really
If you're looking for a convenient way to get fruit and protein in your diet, shakes are definitely for you
I get a lot of my clients on Greek yoghurt
1. It's crazy-tasty and 2. it's really high in protein!
100g of Greek yoghurt is around 10g of protein, which makes it a great choice for people who struggle to get enough protein in their diet
Just like protein shakes it's easy to adapt to what you happen to have in the kitchen cupboards
Feel free to experiment with various fruits, seeds, nuts, cereals and even jams
3. BACON BUTTYS
"But Ben, bacon is bad for you?!"
Bacon is cured in salt and the rind is pure fat, so this is an easy-fix
Shoot for reduced-salt if you're worried and remove the fat
The bacon eye is almost pure protein which makes it super lean
Pop three-five bacon eyes between two slices of good-bread with some ketchup and you've got yourself an easy, high-protein breakfast
Ever heard of proats? Protein + oats = proats
We all know oats are incredibly good for us, but we all also know porridge can lean towards the boring side too
So adding a decent-tasting protein powder with the milk when you combine is genuinely a great way to improve the taste and up the protein content
It also works perfectly well with overnight oats so I'll leave a link for both
Just careful which protein powder you use. From my experience, whey protein works well, but others like soya make it too chalky and "sawdusty" so experiment!
Fun fact; when I was 17 I had a protein pancake blog haha
So I consider myself a pancake-connoisseur
Anyway, protein pancakes are a fun way to start the weekend
In my eyes, nothing beats pancakes, a pot of coffee and cheesy music on a Sunday morning
And the beauty with pancakes is you can completely mix them up
They're also great the following day if you stick them in the toaster!
So use this simple batter mix and go wild with toppings!
This recipe's right up my street
All my favourite foods involve me eating with my hands
I'm not really sure why maybe the inner caveman in me?
So this one ticks all the boxes
The great thing is you can add whatever you like to fit your mood and cravings
You call easily add bits like:
Fried or scrambled eggs
And of course whatever else you're creative enough to think up
So have fun with it! For the actual recipe, click this link
Oh and one last thing I'll say, breakfast burritos are of course as healthy as you want them to be and can be packed full of protein, but this also means the calories can add up
If that's the case it's absolutely fine, just taper down your portions for your lunch or dinner!
This makes them a great option if you can't eat for most of the day or are too busy to stop and eat!
In my eyes, Omelttes fall into the category of "I love them, but can never be assed to cook them"
You'd never catch me frantically cracking eggs on a Tuesday morning before work, so once again omelettes for me make great weekend breakfast idea
Like most of the ideas above, omelettes are a blank canvas for you to add whichever ingredients you wish
So be a good gal or boy and shoot for lean proteins like ham or chicken and veggies like spinach, mushroom and tomatoes
Nothing screams "I can be fancy when I wanna be" than a salmon and scrambled egg bagel with chives on top
Once again this falls under the category of "finger food" so I'm all ears
The beautiful thing about this meal is the fact it's high in healthy fats as well as protein
Salmons a naturally fattier fish and the yolk of the egg brim this beauty with healthy fats that will keep you feeling full for AGES
This does mean this bagel is higher in cals, but that's fine as you can taper your calories from your lunch or dinner!
Alternatives: Try sliced salmon and cream cheese in a bagel
I don't know why I called it that
It's just a fry up but using healthier ingredients
This turns a classic Sunday fry-up into a protein gorge
Try these alterations
Bacon - Rindless bacon
Sasauge - try getting leaner chicken sasauges
Eggs - Stick with scambled or poached at a cafe as you don't know how much oil they use to fry them
White toast - Do you really need bread? If you do aim for brown as it will fill you up for longer
Latte - Milk has calories, water doesn't. Shoot for water-based coffee like Americanos
Hashbrowns - Cubiods of fried potato. Do you really want them? Yes? Then have them. If no, then don't
Somedays, you've just got to have Coco-pops
Or Frosties, or Cookie crisp or "Chocolate Pillows" if you buy knock-off brands from Aldi like me
I'm not going to sit here and tell you that these are the best food choices, or they'll fill you up for hours and hours, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with eating whatever you want come breakfast
Keep an eye on your calories and up your protein and nutrients later in the day and you're all set
Don't fall under the unhealthy cloak of "I can't eat that" or "Frosties are bad for me"
Food is food. Some just have more nutrients than others, it doesn't mean you can never eat them
Get the best start on your day imaginable with my top 10 breakfast suggestions
Start your day as best as you can by adding as many nutrients and as much protein as possible to your morning
You don't need hours of prep or a big-wallet to eat amazing foods like these so grab a couple of your favourites and add them to your "go-to's"
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