In today’s article we’re going to change your mornings with some awesome high protein breakfast ideas!
But before we get started:
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that a lot of people skip breakfast.
And i’m sure you’ll agree with us when we say, we’ve all done it at some point….
You’ll also hear people telling you it’s the most important meal of the day.
And they would be right…
Especially if you load it up with protein!
Eating a protein packed breakfast will help to inhibit the production of hunger stimulating hormones by the body.
Therefore, taking a breakfast rich in protein is the healthiest way of starting the day.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring!
You can even combine some of the superfoods we spoke about before!
Below is a list of ten high protein breakfast ideas that are worth trying.
1. Parfait with creamy berry quinoa
The creamy berry quinoa parfait is a healthy high protein breakfast alternative to store purchased parfaits that contain large amounts of sugar.
This protein packed breakfast meal is easy to prepare and is made up of 1/3 cup of cooked quinoa mixed with 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt.
Vanilla extract, cinnamon, blueberries, and walnuts are added to the mixture as sweeteners.
With 25 grams of protein and 328 calories, this parfait is as sweet as it is healthy.
2. Nut butter toast with skim milk
Peanut butter has a higher protein content compared to ordinary butter.
Peanut butter combined with whole wheat bread makes up for a protein rich breakfast.
This high protein breakfast can be prepared by spreading one tablespoon of peanut butter on two slices of whole wheat bread.
Paired with skim milk and sliced banana topping, this breakfast has 22 grams of protein.
3. Boiled egg and cheese sandwich
Sandwiches can be prepared using a wide variety of ingredients from, vegetables to meats.
Of the many sandwich variants available, the healthiest has to be the boiled egg and cheese sandwich.
It might sound plain, but it’s quick and easy to make!
This breakfast sandwich is prepared using whole wheat English muffins, boiled egg and cheese.
A 1/2 cup of cottage cheese is smeared on the muffins and then topped with slices of boiled egg.
This meal has 303 calories and 25 grams of protein.
4. Strawberry smoothie
The strawberry smoothie is prepared by mixing 1/2 cup strawberries, honey, soy or skim milk, Greek yogurt, and a quarter cup of uncooked oatmeal.
The resulting mixture contains 21 grams of protein, making it a healthy alternative to conventional breakfast meals.
5. Chia crunch
You’ve probably heard a thing or two about chia seeds already….
The nutritional value of chia seeds is hard to ignore.
These seeds contain omega 3 fatty acids as well as 10 grams of fiber per serving.
When chia seeds are added to a mixture of cooked quinoa and low fat Greek yogurt…
the end product is a healthy breakfast meal with 22 grams of proteins and 202 calories!
6. Oatmeal with apple and walnuts
The primary ingredients of this breakfast are; oatmeal, walnuts, skim milk and chopped apple.
The dry oatmeal is cooked using the skim milk, chopped walnuts and apple, while cinnamon is sprinkled on top.
Honey can drizzled over the oatmeal as a natural sweetener.
This meal has a protein content of 24 grams.
7. Egg tortilla
Eggs are naturally rich in protein.
Thus any breakfast meal that has eggs as the primary ingredient is already going to be a protein packed breakfast.
One such breakfast meal is the egg tortilla.
This meal is prepared by scrambling 2 egg whites with one egg.
Once cooked, the eggs are placed on whole wheat tortilla and Monterey jack cheese sprinkled on top.
One tablespoon of salsa is also added before the tortilla is rolled up.
The finished tortilla has 25 grams of protein and 336 calories.
8. Salad with bread stick on the side
It might sound unorthodox, but a salad is a healthy breakfast.
This healthy breakfast option can be prepared using chopped tomatoes, shelled soybean and mozzarella cheese, drizzled with vinegar and served with whole wheat bread sticks on the side.
This high protein breakfast contains 25 grams of protein.
9. Almond bran
We’ve mentioned it a few times already, but…
Greek yogurt is recommended for breakfast due to its rich protein content.
The nutritional value of this yogurt can be added to further when mixed with bran cereal (try to find one low in sugar!).
This mixture is then topped with almond nuts, which are rich in Vitamin E.
Vitamin E acts as a great antioxidant.
The mixture is then topped up with blueberries or bananas for additional sweetness.
This mixture has 24 grams of protein and 303 calories.
10. Cinnamon French toast served with yogurt
French toast when served with yogurt delivers 28 grams of protein.
This high protein breakfast meal is prepared by soaking slices of whole wheat bread in an egg.
The egg soaked slices of bread are then cooked using a non-sticky pan and sprinkled with cinnamon or any other spice.
The slices are served with yogurt.
On this list, this French toast breakfast option offers the highest protein content.
And there we have it!
If you have any other suggestions for this list, or you try one out for yourself, let us know in the comments below!
We’ll be popping in and out of the comments to answer any questions!