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High-Protein Breakfast Recipes | 6 Delicious Ideas

These high-protein breakfast recipes are the perfect way to get your day off to a strong start.


We’ve put together some of our favourite breakfast ideas for you to put to the test — whether you’re after a vitamin-boosting smoothie bowl, or fancy treating yourself to the pancake cereal craze that took over the internet recently.

Getting a good amount of protein in your first meal of the day is a great way to set yourself up for success. Protein is a key macronutrient needed for maintaining and growing muscle,1 so it’s vital for any training goal. Plus, it also slows down the digestive process, helping you to stay feeling full for longer after you eat — ideal if you’re trying to cut out mid-morning snacks.2

Find the full recipes below.

 

1. High-Protein Breakfast Smoothies 3 Ways

These smoothies are a sweet & simple way to get going in the morning — packing in protein along with plenty of essential vitamins and minerals.

high-protein breakfast smoothies

Recipe here.

 

2. Protein Oats 3 Ways

It might be old school, but sometimes you just can’t beat a classic bowl of porridge. Plus, these delicious recipes from Niall Kirkland show that you can get real creative with your flavourings & toppings.

protein oats

Recipe here.

 

3. Sheet Pan Protein Pancakes

This will transform your pancake game, trust us. Forget standing over a hot frying pan, praying you get the flip right — you cook these sheet pan pancakes in one easy batch.

sheet pan protein pancakes

Recipe here.

 

4. High-Protein Breakfast Bars 2 Ways

Using only 4 ingredients, these bars are ideal for an on-the-go breakfast solution. If you’re the kind of person who would rather hit the snooze button than give yourself enough time to eat at home, these are perfect for taking with you to make sure you’re still giving your body the nutrients it needs in the morning.

high-protein breakfast bars

Recipe here.

 

5. Protein Pancake Cereal

Yep, cereal just got a serious upgrade. We guarantee that you’ll be thinking about this bowl of pure happiness for the rest of the day once you’ve tried it.

pancake cereal

Recipe here.

 

6. Vitamin-Boosting Smoothie Bowls 3 Ways

What better way to start your day than with a boost of essential vitamins and minerals? Not only do these smoothie bowls look absolutely incredible but they’re a great way to get in important nutrients that can help to keep you healthy.

smoothie bowls

Recipe here.

 

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  1. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
  2. Devries, M. C., & Phillips, S. M. (2015). Supplemental protein in support of muscle mass and health: advantage whey. Journal of food science, 80(S1), A8-A15.


Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.


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