Burnt out on eggs? Digging the vegan diet, but not sure how to meet your morning protein needs? Rest easy, because we have you covered. We scoured the web for high-protein breakfast ideas that don’t include eggs. And did we ever find some good ones!
Here are eight great ways to start your day with a high-protein breakfast, no eggs required.
Oatmeal is a healthy choice in general, but a number of tasty add-ins can take your cereal bowl from standard to oh-so-good. This High-Protein Oatmeal earns its name from the addition of protein powder, powdered peanut butter, collagen, flax seeds, and chia seeds—all excellent sources of protein and other vital nutrients.
Craving something sweet? Peanut Butter Banana Toast is a filling high-protein breakfast that takes almost no time to make. It gets natural sweetness from banana and peanut butter; optional mini chocolate chips make it even more of a treat.
Want to up the nutritional value of trendy avocado toast? Try adding protein-packed cannellini beans to the mix. The mashed beans and avocado make a perfect high-protein breakfast sandwich spread, or a dip or wrap filling for any time of day.
Chia seeds deliver plenty of protein, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients. You’ll have no problem justifying pudding for breakfast when the recipe revolves around this incredible superfood.
Yogurt parfait is easy enough to make. Just layer any combination you like of yogurt, berries, and granola. Presto, breakfast is served! But a few simple swaps can improve the protein content of your meal, without adding any extra prep time. Simply swap a high-protein granola for a standard style, and be sure to use Greek yogurt instead of traditional, as it offers more protein per ounce.
Get naturally complete protein in your breakfast bowl. Quinoa is another well-known, superfood that delivers delicious complete protein, perfect for vegans and vegetarians. It’s quick and easy to cook, and it makes an ideal egg-free high-protein breakfast when combined with apples, cinnamon, and honey.
You’ll find acai bowls in cafes and smoothie bars everywhere these days. They’re also easy enough to make at home. Try this Almond Butter Acai Bowl recipe that includes plenty of protein with the addition of almond butter, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds.
As the name implies, a protein shake delivers a big boost of protein. You can make your morning shake even more nutritious with this Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Shake recipe, which packs in extra protein from peanut butter and almond milk.
Drinking a protein shake is one of the fastest, easiest ways to get a high-protein breakfast without any eggs. Plus, it’s convenient—you can pack your protein shake to go. All it takes to make your shake is three simple steps:
- Add the ingredients and BlenderBall® wire whisk to your favorite BlenderBottle® shaker
- Close the leak-proof lid
- Shake until smooth
What’s your go-to high-protein breakfast? We’re always hungry for more great recipes. Share yours in the comments below.