We all want to find something tasty for breakfast, that is easy to make and is good for our bodies. A high protein breakfast is the way forward, as not only will it fuel your muscles it will keep you satisfied for longer than traditional low nutrient, high carb, high sugar options.
Many people may think that a protein shake is the only high quality high protein option out there, but this is not true! There are other ways forward, and you don’t need to get rid of your favorite powder. Instead just change your approach, switch things up and find other great recipes!
Give these protein packed breakfasts a go. You won’t look back!
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water or milk
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tsp chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans work well)
- 1 tsp chopped raisins or dates
Cook oats as normal- i.e. combine the oats and liquid and put in the microwave or cook on the stove. Once cooked to your desired consistency, take off the heat and stir in the pumpkin, protein powder, spices and syrup. Top with nuts and raisins. I also like to add a dollop of nut butter – but that is just because I am obsessed with it!
Brownie batter overnight oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk or non sweetened milk alternative
- 1/4 cup of yogurt/ mashed banana/ pumpkin
- 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa (add more or less to taste)
- 1-2 packets of stevia (optional)
- 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
Combine the oats with 1/2- 1 cup of water in a microwave safe bowl. Pop in the microwave for about two minutes- depends on how strong your microwave is! Then, in a small bowl, mix together all of the other ingredients, and stir in your cooked oats. Depending on how hungry you are, this recipe will either feed one or two. If you are serving two, then divide the mix between two small bowls, mugs, or mason jars. Cover and refrigerate overnight so that the oats soften and absorb the liquid.Top with chopped nuts or any other toppings of choice! You can enjoy this cold or for a more brownie like taste/ texture, microwave your oats for 30-60 seconds to enjoy warm!
Banana protein muffins
Muffins were a childhood breakfast staple for us, but once we realized that chocolate muffins were not the best way to start the day, we changed our habit. However, with this healthy recipe, you can have your cake and eat it- I mean who does’t love a warm and sumptuous cake to wake up to in the morning?
- 1 large banana
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup of egg whites
- 3/4 cup oats
- 2 scoops of vanilla (or your favorite flavor) protein powder
- 1/2 tsp Stevia (add more to taste) (optional)
Preheat oven to 180 Celsius (350 F). Put all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. Put 12 cases into a muffin tray and divide the mixture evenly. Bake for 20 minutes, and enjoy!
Vanilla and Banana Protein Pancakes
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp natural vanilla extract
Ingredients (topping/ filling):
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1- 2 tbsp nut butter
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
Put all of the pancake ingredients into a blended and blitz for 30 seconds until well combined and smooth. If its too thick add milk or water 1 tbsp at a time until you reach a thick but pourable consistency. Cook the pancakes in coconut oil for about 30 seconds each side in a preheated pan. Top or fill your pancakes with your yogurt mix and sprinkle on your favorite nuts or dried fruits.