My Top 10 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

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


1. PROTEIN SHAKES



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


Try this awesome 5 smoothie recipes




2. GREEK YOGURT, HONEY & BANANA



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


Click here for more Greek-yog suggestions




3. BACON BUTTYS



Huh?


"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




4. PROATS



Ever heard of proats? Protein + oats = proats


Clever hey


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!





5. PROTEIN PANCAKES



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!




6. BREAKFAST BURRITO



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:


  1. Chicken sausage

  2. Bacon eye

  3. Fried or scrambled eggs

  4. Baked beans

  5. Sliced avocado

  6. Mushrooms

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!







7. OMELETTE



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


Try these 11 omelette ideas here




8. SALMON & EGG BAGELS



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




9. "FAKE" FRY-UP



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




10. COCO-POPS






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




CONCLUSION


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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