It’s common knowledge that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Yet, even still, almost 25% of Americans skip breakfast each day.
We want to help with that by giving you these high-protein breakfast ideas that are tasty, quick, and easy to make! Keep reading to learn about our favorite breakfasts!
1. Nutty Waffles
Take a toasted waffle, some natural peanut butter, and a small banana for a tasty, protein-packed breakfast! You can even use frozen waffles; just read the ingredients to make sure you get one high in protein.
Smother the peanut butter over the waffle, and cut the banana over the top and your high-protein breakfast is ready in minutes!
2. Avocado Toast
It’s popular because it tastes great and does fantastic things for your body! You can eat this with bacon or breakfast sausage. Both have a good amount of protein and add a little extra flavor to your food.
Start by toasting some whole grain bread, and mash up an avocado. You don’t need the whole avocado for one piece of toast, so be sure to share with the family. Spread the avocado over your toast, top with your meat, and enjoy!
3. Protein Pancakes
When you have a little extra time in the morning, making pancakes and topping them with almonds and maple syrup makes for a great start to your day! Start with your favorite pancake mix, or make it from scratch. Douse with maple syrup and chopped almonds for a crunch with each bite.
You, and your family, will be going back for seconds in no time.
4. The Perfect Parfait
Eating yogurt in the morning almost feels like cheating by starting your day with dessert, but it’s so healthy for you! Start with some plain greek yogurt, some of your favorite fruit (I love using blueberries or raspberries), and add some cinnamon oat clusters with flax seeds.
Mix it all up, and enjoy a quick, high-protein breakfast without all the mess.
5. Cereal and Berries
It doesn’t get much easier than this. Though, the trick is to make sure you eat a cereal that’s high in protein and low in sugar. The Kashi Go Lean cereal is a great choice to get protein without a sugar high. Add your favorite berries, nutmilk, and go to town!
We couldn’t make a list about high-protein breakfasts without talking about eggs! There are six grams of protein in each egg, and you can enjoy them any way you like! You can also make hard-boiled eggs to take on the go for mornings you’re too busy.
Just be sure to use healthy oils if you do decide to fry them to keep yourself on your healthy train.
7. Ricotta Toast
Craving cheese? We got you! The only thing you need is some ricotta cheese, whole grain bread, honey, and some blackberries.
Toast your bread, and while you wait, mix the berries and cheese together. Then, spread the cheese over your bread and top with honey for a sweet and savory breakfast.
8. Apple and Peanut Butter Smoothie
Too early for you to eat? Drink your protein instead! You’ll need some vanilla protein powder, a sliced apple, unsweetened almond milk, natural peanut butter, and a little nutmeg and cinnamon.
Take all the ingredients, throw them into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a cup, add extra cinnamon if you’d like, and enjoy your healthy, high-protein breakfast.
9. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Smoothie
Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Chocolate is definitely the answer. Take unsweetened almond milk, a banana, natural peanut butter, steamed and cooled cauliflower, tofu, and some cocoa powder. Mix everything in a blender until it’s nice and creamy.
Pour into your cup, and enjoy this healthier version of a chocolate milkshake, plus with more protein!
10. Black Bean Omelet
Gather your black beans, eggs, feta cheese, salsa, avocado, cumin, lime, hot sauce, salt, and pepper, and get ready for a high-protein breakfast that will keep you full until lunchtime.
People underestimate just how much protein beans have. Add that to an omelet, and you have a breakfast you’ll come back to over and over again.
11. Breakfast Pizza
Better than the cold leftover pizza from the night before! Take English muffins, scrambled eggs, ham, salsa, butter, and cheddar cheese for a tasty start to your day. Slice your muffins in half, and top with your ingredients.
If it’s not warm enough after you build it, put it in your oven for a few minutes! This will also make the cheese nice a melty, giving you the authentic pizza experience.
12. Smoked Salmon Breakfast Sandwich
Salmon is such a healthy food; we couldn’t leave it out of this list. Take Greek yogurt, Ezekiel bread, capers, red onion, baby greens, smoked salmon, and tomato for a protein-packed, tasty breakfast.
This breakfast has a ton of protein without increasing your calorie intake. Plus, this will keep you full until it’s time for lunch.
Enjoy These High-Protein Breakfast Ideas This Week!
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