11 high protein breakfast ideas to have on the go

11 high protein breakfast ideas to have on the goDitch the low-fat, low-carb mentality and begin embracing the power of protein. Protein is the only nutrient you need to have a trim body, to stay energetic and have a great start to your day. Of course, you need to add other nutrients in your diet — however, almost every food containing protein will have a decent dose of carbs, healthy fats and antioxidants as well.

While eggs are our favourite breakfast options because of their versatility and the level of satiation they give us, we have a wide range of vegan protein options available for you to try as well. The following breakfast options aren’t only loaded with protein, but they’re also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B, fiber and other nutrients vital for fabulous health and from high protein breakfast ideas.

1. PB and banana on toast

When it comes to vegan breakfast ideas, or breakfast with no eggs, anything with peanut butter will always have us drooling. Peanut butter is loaded with protein, fiber and good fats. Adding banana doesn’t only enhance the taste of this meal, but adds more potassium and fiber to it too. Simply spread PB on toast, place sliced bananas and top with chia or nuts.

11 high protein breakfast ideas to have on the go2. Yogurt with chia

Skip the nonfat yogurt and go for a Greek yogurt which provides 14 grams of protein per serving. Top with chia for fiber, protein and good fats and berries to sweeten it without needing any sugar. To amp its protein levels, add some nuts, high fiber cereal and/or any seeds you have in your pantry.

3. Avocado and egg on toast

A hearty breakfast can also be as simple as two main ingredients on toast. Spread some smashed avocado or guacamole over toasted whole grain bread, sprinkle salt and pepper and layer on a sunny side egg on top. Place another slice of toast over for easy transport in Tupperware.

4. Berry easy fruit bowl

Who said you couldn’t have dessert for breakfast? Whether you’re serving this to your family or colleagues at work, nobody will ever guess how easy it is to make this gorgeous fruit bowl. Simply bake a blend of berries in the oven until they’re soft, mushy and hot. Take them out, add dark chocolate chips and a cup of milk. Sprinkle a combination of nuts, whole grain cereal cranberries on top.

11 high protein breakfast ideas to have on the go5. Classic oatmeal with fruit

Combine oatmeal and milk in a pan and cook until contents reach your desired consistency. Pour oatmeal in a bowl and sprinkle on some sliced apples, cinnamon, bananas and chopped nuts.

6. Berry smoothie

While Greek yogurt is a great choice for a power packed, protein-rich berry smoothie, we want you guys to reach a little further and go for kefir instead. Kefir is a cultured beverage rich in probiotics, containing 11 grams of protein per cup versus the 9 grams of protein in nonfat yogurt. Throw in some berries to kefir and blend for a delicious and satisfying high-protein breakfast smoothie.

7. Banana with cottage cheese

11 high protein breakfast ideas to have on the goIf you want a breakfast that you can prepare in just a couple of minutes and have it on the go, banana is your savior. It’s rich in nutrients, sufficient to kick start your day. Add a single serving of cottage cheese for 28 grams of protein, including casein along with vitamin A and calcium.

8. Peanut butter and chocolate banana

Looking for something sweet that almost qualifies as a dessert? Say no more, we have the simplest and most delicious option that you can have for breakfast, snacks and even desserts. Simply slather peanut butter over banana and sprinkle dark chocolate chips all over. Ground nuts and dried cranberries are also great options to enhance taste and texture.

9. Frittata with greens and ricotta

11 high protein breakfast ideas to have on the goAdding greens and ricotta while preparing frittata doesn’t only amplify it’s nutritional content but also packs a serious protein and fiber punch to make this low calorie dish super filling. Opt for dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, Swiss chard or mustard greens as they’re packed with chlorophyll and magnesium, iron, fiber and vitamins A, C and K. Top the frittata with fresh herbs to boost antioxidants in your meal.

10. Peanut butter apples

Cut apples in wedges and place a dollop of peanut butter on the side as a dip. Wrap the apples in a foil if you want to save for later. Alternatively, you can have apples with raw cheddar.

11. Quinoa cups with ham

Quinoa is the mother of all grains, containing all essential amino acids required by the body. It’s actually a pseudo-grain or seed and it’s perfect to prepare a gluten-free high protein breakfast. To prepare easy quinoa cups, combine 2 cups of cooked quinoa with a combination of your favorite veggies, 2 eggs and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Season with salt and pepper, mix and add the mixture to a mini muffin tin. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Louise and Richard Thomas  founders of Fresh Start

Louise and Richard Thomas founders of Fresh Start

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