My absolute favourite meal of the day is breakfast! I am one of those people who wakes up and can not wait to eat breakfast. Part of my morning routine is starting my day with a nourishing high protein breakfast to keep me full. A long time coming I am finally sharing with you three of my favourite go-to high protein breakfasts! Of course there are all made with one of my favourite vanilla protein powders. These three protein breakfast recipes are always on high rotation. Plus my husband enjoys them daily too!
Today is meal prep day and I will be whipping up one of the below recipes. The only decision is which one to make this week?
3 Quick & Easy High Protein Breakfasts
1. Protein Oats
One of my absolute favourites for breakfast. The flavours you can create with protein oats is endless! I usually keep mine pretty simple and basic. Plus this recipe is great as you can prep and portion up all the dry ingredients for the week ahead. The night before I add liquid and fruit to the oats and store in the fridge ready for breakfast in the morning.
You also do not have to use vanilla protein powder. You can try chocolate, even strawberry, vanilla is our favourite though.
40gm – 60gm oats
1 Scoop desired vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)
3/4 water or milk of your choice (I always use water)
(optional – one teaspoon chia seeds)
Toppings of choice – frozen raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower kernels, bee pollen, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, nuts to name a few
Place in small container or small bowl oats, cinnamon protein powder and liquid. Mix all together. Add chia seeds if required. Add desired toppings. Cover and place in the fridge ready to serve in the morning. (Or afternoon whenever you desire to enjoy them!).
Ready in morning to enjoy straight from the fridge! If you prefer warm oats you could heat them up but we love ours cold.
2. Chia Seed Pudding
Not just a high protein breakfast but I also love this as an afternoon snack. Whenever I make chia seed pudding I put in a scoop of vanilla protein powder for extra protein boost! This recipe is from The Bod Fuel cookbook by Sophie Guidolin and also features on Sophie’s Blog (here).
Tip – The recipe does state to use reduced fat greek yoghurt but personally I would use your favourite yoghurt! So if you love a dairy free optionI say go for it! I have used a kefir style and worked fabulously still!
Another recipe where the toppings and flavours you can add are endless
1 Cup Oat Milk (almond milk, coconut milk, soy, cow’s milk your choice)
1 Cup reduced fat Greek-style Yoghurt (personally any yoghurt of your choice )
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/3 Cup (45gm) chia seeds
Choice of toppings
125gm blueberries (or other berries, kiwifruit, passionfruit etc)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (extra addition I personally make)
Combine all the ingredients, except flavour and blueberries in a large bowl. This where I add one scoop vanilla protein powder. Mix Well. Stand for 5mins. After 5mins stir again.
Add any flavours spices like cinnamon, matcha powder, cacao, ginger, lemon zest
Pour the mixture into two glass jars, cups or bowls. Place in the fridge to set overnight.
Serve top with blueberries (or other fruits)
3. The Smoothie
Who doesn’t love smoothies especially in summer, so refreshing! Smoothies are a great grab and go option for the busy mornings. Have all your ingredients portioned out in the freezer ready to pop straight into the blender. A delicious filling quick high protein breakfast in less than 5mins. This is one of my favourite combinations in the morning. And warning it does contain turmeric. So if you are not a fan of turmeric you can choose to not add any in.
100gm frozen mango
250ml unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 tablespoon oats (or tablespoon chia seeds)
Put everything in the blender and blend till combined. Pour into your favourite eco-friendly smoothie flask. Enjoy
Protein Powder Recommendations
It all comes down to personal preference. I always read a review before purchasing a protein powder for the first time. Protein powders can be expensive and you definitely don’t want to waste your money!
Some of my personal favourites are:
Gold Standard 100% Whey and Gold Standard 100% Isolate – I have had chocolate and vanilla in both! Personally I love vanilla in my oats/chia seed pudding. The vanilla also works well baking for protein pancakes
Blessed Protein Clear Vegan – 100% plant-based, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free! I have only had Vanilla Chai. Yummy in smoothies! I find when you use a plant based protein in oats you need to add more liquid and the consistency goes really thick overnight
Macro Mike have a range of plant based protein
EHP Labs Oxywhey and Isopept Zero
I purchase all my protein powders from Mak Fitness. Australia’s Number 1 lifestyle sports nutrition company! You can use the code MAKDANIELLE a checkout to save on your orders
Happy Sunday xx