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5 High-Protein Muscle-Building Breakfast Recipes

5 High-Protein Muscle-Building Breakfast Recipes
Emily Wilcock
Writer and expert1 year ago
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If you want to build muscle, then you’ve got to make sure you're getting enough protein at breakfast. But don't worry, you don't have to sacrifice those precious extra minutes in bed for it.

I know I struggle to get up in the morning, especially when it's dark and cold out. But when you know you're starting the day off with delicious waffles, tacos, or pancakes, it's a lot easier to drag yourself out of bed. Here’s how you can enjoy a tasty high-protein breakfast.

Protein Waffles

First up, and a strong contender to be the best breakfast of the week: protein waffles. And better yet, prep the mixture the night before so all you have to do in the morning is throw it straight onto the waffle maker. All that’s left is for you not to burn them in your sleep-deprived state. We believe in you.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 50g oats
  • 50ml milk
  • 1 scoop Impact Whey Protein
  • 1tsp honey
  • 5g chocolate chips
  • 30g Greek yoghurt

Instructions:

  1. First, mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Then cook on a waffle maker until golden brown.
  3. Serve with your favourite toppings.

Protein, Fat, Carbs

50g, 18g, 68g

 

Eggs, avocado and turkey bacon on toast

We like to call this one the “macro-friendly fry-up", but there’s no scrimping on taste. The perfect weekend option, when breakfast in bed is calling your name.

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of high-protein bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 35g avocado
  • 2 rashers turkey bacon

Instructions:

  1. First, toast your bread until golden brown.
  2. Then slice your avocado or mash it onto your bread according to preference.
  3. Fry the turkey bacon until cooked.
  4. Then fry the eggs until cooked.
  5. Add it all to your plate and dive in.

Protein, Fat, Carbs

42g, 24g, 35g

 

Vegan pancakes

Any day that starts with pancakes is bound to be a good day. They can be such a simple, macro-friendly morning win. And you can choose all your favourite toppings to make them that much better.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large banana
  • 50g oats
  • 1 scoop Vegan Protein Blend
  • 150-200ml almond milk
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 50g cashew yoghurt

Instructions:

  1. Blend the ingredients until you have a smooth pancake batter.
  2. Heat a frying pan on medium heat.
  3. Add your pancake batter, enough for one pancake at a time.
  4. When the pancake batter begins to bubble, flip it and cook on the other side.
  5. Then stack them high and cover with your favourite toppings.

Protein, Fat, Carbs

38g, 10g, 60g

 

Breakfast tacos

This lesser-known breakfast may appear to be a bit of a wildcard option, but that’s only because you’ve not tried it out yet. And the best part is you can run out of the door with a taco in your hand.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 200ml egg whites
  • 3 small tortillas
  • Salsa

Instructions:

  1. Scramble your eggs in a pan.
  2. Lay out your tortillas on your plate.
  3. Divide the cooked eggs between the tortillas.
  4. Top the eggs with a dollop of salsa, fold the tortillas and tuck in.

Protein, Fat, Carbs

45g, 16g, 50g

 

Super smoothie

The name says it all on this occasion. You can hit your macros simply by sipping on a tasty smoothie on your commute to work. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 40g oats
  • 150g frozen berries
  • 1tsp peanut butter
  • 200ml almond milk
  • 1tsp honey
  • 40g protein powder
  • Handful of spinach

Instructions:

  1. Chuck all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.

Protein, Fat, Carbs

46g, 14g, 60g

 

Take home message

And there you have it, your new motivation to get out of bed in the morning. Thanks to Marino we won’t be missing our morning macros any time soon.

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Emily Wilcock
Writer and expert
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Emily is studying Business Management & Marketing at the University of Birmingham and is currently on her intern year. She has a keen interest in both writing and fitness, so is happy she can now combine the two. She likes to spend time with her friends, both in & out of the gym.
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