Need fast and easy high protein breakfast ideas to help get your family fed and out the door? How about ones you can make ahead and store in the fridge or freezer? We have 10 of our favourite fast & easy high protein breakfast ideas that will get everyone off to the best start possible.
Protein is key in the mornings. It is a basic requirement to almost all bodily functions as it plays a role in our muscle, hair, skin, and connective tissue, enzymes, hormones, cells and fluids, in building muscle and maintaining a healthy weight. Protein provides fuel to keep you going all morning as it takes longer to digest so keeps you feeling full longer. Some studies show that consuming at least 30 grams of protein in the morning means you feel less hungry later in the day and it can be a great way to maintain your weight. If you are focusing on protein at each meal and snack, you are also less likely to consume large amounts of calories in empty carbs throughout the day.
10 Fast and Easy High Protein Breakfast Ideas
Protein Shake or Smoothie
Our Top 10 List of best whey and vegan protein smoothies is a great resource for great high protein breakfast ideas. A protein smoothie is a great way to get 20 grams of quality protein quickly. When made with Boomer Nutrition Protein Powders you get the added benefit of B Vitamins for energy and added leucine for muscle recovery and preservation, an important part of slowing age-related muscle loss.
Overnight Fridge Oats
These overnight fridge oats are so easy to prepare the night before and enjoy with your morning coffee or on the way to work. They are mega high in protein when you add a scoop of Boomer Nutrition Vanilla or Chocolate Protein Powder and – for a bonus – loaded with fibre. Add in your favourite fruit or get creative with flavours like pumpkin spice, chocolate & peanut butter or coconut & mango.
Chia Protein Pudding
Could be dessert, but these Chia Protein Pudding recipes are also great for breakfast. With over 30 grams of protein, this Chia Protein Pudding even makes a great breakfast since the Chia seeds are also high in fibre, calcium and magnesium in addition to protein. Chia seeds are easy to digest so no need to blend or puree them first.
Combining berries, granola and greek yogurt supplies you with a wholesome breakfast that includes whole grains, calcium, protein, fibre and countless vitamins. Make them fun by using tall acrylic glasses and placing ingredients in colourful layers. This breakfast even makes a great post work out re fuel.
Easiest 3 Ingredient Pancakes
3 ingredients never tasted so good together. These 3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes will change your mornings. The recipe starts with 2 eggs; right there you are getting 12 grams of complete protein and B vitamins, not to mention omega 3s if you buy omega eggs. Add in a scoop of Boomer Nutrition Protein Powder and you get 20 more grams of protein with the added benefit of B Vitamins for energy and added leucine for muscle recovery and preservation, an important part of slowing age-related muscle loss. The 3rd ingredient – a simple banana – gives you a serving of fruit, a dose of potassium and a dash of natural sweetener. That’s it!
Never make boxed pancakes again once you’ve tried these Protein Packed Oatmeal Pancakes. A great example of how easy it is to bake with a scoop of chocolate or vanilla Boomer Nutrition protein powder – it adds 20 grams of protein to the batch and makes these pancakes a complete meal. Made with rolled oats, oat bran, flax, an egg, 2 cups of milk, some oil and a scoop of Protein Powder, puts the protein in these pancakes off the charts. Add in a couple of mashed bananas, a tbsp of maple syrup and top with chocolate chips and you have a pancake that is perfect for any meal of the day.
Banana Whole Grain Waffles
Get a waffle maker pronto so you can make double batches of these Whole Wheat Banana Protein Waffles. Not only do they have 26 grams of protein from the 2 cups of whole wheat flour and another 24 grams from the 4 eggs, but we’ve added a scoop of protein powder to increase the protein in one batch of waffles by another 25 grams. That is a lot of muscle building, cell repairing, essential amino acid providing protein from breakfast waffles!
Who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast? These High Protein Breakfast Cookies not only make it ok to indulge, it is downright healthy! The secret to a healthy breakfast cookie is including fiber, protein and fruit while leaving out the refined flour or sugar. Add a glass of milk or pure orange juice and breakfast is complete.
Whole Grain French Toast
French toast is often overlooked as a healthy option, but if you combine whole grain bread with eggs, milk and even a dash of applesauce, this becomes a complete and balanced meal perfect for breakfast. Add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder to the eggs when you are mixing then, add a touch of liquid egg whites or milk and viola, you now have high protein whole grain french toast.
Bonus Recipes – Protein with Pumpkin Spice
Just because its Fall – Pumpkin Spice it all! Here you will find our favourite High Protein Pumpkin Spice recipes including waffles, chia pudding, oatmeal and cookies. Enjoy!
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