Start Your Day with a Little Muscle Fuel
I hope you’re in this one with me in being a a big supporter of the idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s your first punch of energy after a night of starving your muscles, so you’ve got to do it right, especially if you’re trying to tone up and increase your lean muscle.
Now you’d probably agree that breakfast is also the meal that gets the most boring for us in terms of options. Whether it’s eggs or oatmeal, even the healthiest quick breakfast ideas can grow old fast.
That’s why we’re going to look at 5 awesome high-protein breakfast ideas that I did research on to make sure that you check all the boxes when it comes to the nutrients your muscles require.
If it’s not obvious already the reason protein is so important is that it also keeps you feeling full and preventing that effort-damaging sweet tooth to poke its ugly head and wreak havoc on your healthy eating plan.
I hope you enjoy these options, I know for one I’m going to be trying at least one of them this week and your goal should be to do the same!
5 of the Best High-Protein Breakfasts to Burn More Calories
- Egg & Avocado Breakfast Wrap
Keep a few whole grain tortilla wraps on hand for this one. Just scramble up 2-3 whole eggs, toss them in the wrap with a little salt and pepper, and top with half an avocado, cut into slices. The avocado will add a ton of satisfying flavor, and it comes with its own dose of protein!
- Egg White & Oats Breakfast Bowl
In a cereal bowl, add 1 serving of plain quick oats, the corresponding amount of water, a handful of frozen blueberries, and 1-2 egg whites. Throw in a dash of cinnamon, and heat in the microwave on higher for 2 minutes or until cooked. The egg whites add a whole new texture to your oatmeal, and some protein to boot!
- Greek Yogurt & Quinoa Berry Parfait
Granola is pretty high in fat and sugar, so I’m offering up a healthier alternative to the classic parfait. Start with about 1/2 a cup or so of plain non-fat Greek yogurt (this stuff is super high in protein). Then grab some plain, unseasoned quinoa (also high in protein) from last night’s dinner from the fridge, and sprinkle on a couple of tablespoons before adding fresh berries on top.
- Banana & Nut Breakfast Cup
This one is great for on-the-go. Grab a tall cup or mug, add a sliced up (and preferably chilled) banana, and top with 1/2 a cup of low-fat cottage cheese. Finish off with some chopped walnuts for an energy-packed, high protein meal.
- Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
This last one is pretty versatile. Start with about a cup of dairy alternative (almond or coconut milk work well) in a blender. Add 1/2 a cup of frozen blueberries, 2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt, some chia seeds, and some ice. The last (and most important) ingredient is a scoop of natural protein. One of the best casein protein supplements on the market is Optimum 100% Natural Whey or for a vegan variety try Gardenia All Natural Vegan Protein. Simply blend on high and enjoy!
Looking for more healthy breakfast ideas? Also check out 10 of the Best Healthy Breakfast Alternatives here.
Which one of these is your favorite? Please leave a comment below…