We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s true. As the first meal of the day, breakfast gives us the energy to jump-start our morning that can’t we can’t get from coffee, like carbohydrates and protein. Not only that, we also treat our body to vitamins and minerals that are key to staying healthy.
But if you start you go to school or start your workday in the morning, sometimes it can be tough to get up in the morning and still have enough time to make yourself something to eat. Skipping breakfast can become a bad habit that’s tough to break. That’s why we’ve sought out the best protein-rich breakfasts that you can make ahead of time and take with you on the go.
1. Sweet Potato and Tofu Scramble Mega Breakfast Burrito
These Sweet Potato and Tofu Scramble Mega Breakfast Burritos have everything you need to start your day off on the right foot. Fluffy scrambled tofu with sweet potato, spinach, and other exciting flavors make this possibly the breakfast — and lunch or dinner — ever. You can make a big batch of these and freeze them so you always have a big, filling breakfast ready for eating. Top it with some salsa, avocado, and fresh cilantro, and you have a fresh and filling breakfast that’s also great for taking along on your morning travels.
2. No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars
Are you an energy bar person? Do you spend heaps on store-bought bars so you can have an easy breakfast? Well, time to change that now. You’ll love these No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars. If you love peanut butter, please add this to your to-do list. You won’t regret it! Packed with peanut butter, oats, and almonds, this will keep you going for hours.
3. Vanilla Lucuma Buckwheat Shake
This Vanilla Lucuma Buckwheat Shake is nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and low in fat, but still high in protein and fiber. Soaking buckwheat overnight and then blending it transforms your smoothies into something so rich and creamy, you won’t believe that texture was achieved through an uncooked grain. The frozen pear, vanilla, and spices all complement the flavor of vanilla protein powder so nicely, you’ll want to keep this recipe in your breakfast rotation.
4. Dirt Pie Overnight Oatmeal
Dirt pie is a dessert made from chocolate pudding, topped with crushed chocolate cookies, and decorated with gummy worms and this Dirt Pie Overnight Oatmeal recreates it for breakfast. A fudgy overnight oatmeal is sweetened with dates and made rich through the addition of a tender, roasted sweet potato. As the oatmeal sits overnight, the texture thickens thanks to protein-rich chia seeds and the natural sugars of the dates saturate the entire jar leaving you with rich, chocolatey goodness for breakfast. It’s then topped with chocolate cookie crumbles and fresh strawberries in place of candy.
5. Raw Jelly Doughnuts
These no-bake, soft, and fluffy Raw Jelly Doughnuts are made from nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and coconut sweeteners. With a dehydrator, these healthy and decadent treats only take about an hour or two and then you’ve got yourself a week’s worth of portable and protein-rich breakfast bites. In fact, the biggest problem you’ll have with this recipe is resisting the urge to eat all the batter while waiting!
6. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins
Fuel up! these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins can be made in big batches so you can guarantee that you always have a breakfast that will give you energy. They’re packed with carbs, protein, peanut butter, and a little bit of chocolate for the soul.
7. Breakfast Quinoa Fruit Salad
Are you tired of having oatmeal, chia pudding or bread for breakfast? Try this Breakfast Quinoa Fruit Salad! It is packed with flavor and high in protein content – perfect to keep you going until lunchtime. You can make a big batch of the quinoa base and then divide it into little mason jars with fresh fruit, so your breakfast is always ready to go, even when you’re running late.
8. Plant-Powered Protein Squares
These Plant-Powered Protein Squares are the perfect thing before school, work, a workout, or during a hike because they’re packed full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They will keep you full, satisfied, and give you lots of energy without making you feel like you hit a wall 15 minutes after eating them. Ditch the premade bars and give these easy energy squares a try!
9. Classic Breakfast Sausage Links
These Classic Breakfast Sausage Links are a delicious, high-protein addition to any breakfast table. They have a firm texture and a crispy outside. You can freeze them, serve them alongside a zesty, Southwestern-style tofu scramble, mash them into a potato hash, or use them as the protein in your favorite breakfast burrito recipe.
10. Raspberry Macadamia Coconut Chia Pudding
In this recipe, coconut chia pudding is layered with creamy macadamia butter, raspberry purée, and fresh berries. This desserty Raspberry Macadamia Coconut Chia Pudding is sweet, a little tangy, and creamy and refreshing, yet satisfying. This may be ideal for breakfast, but it also makes a great afternoon or midnight snack for when you’re craving something sweet.
11. Mango and Hemp Seed Smoothie
This Mango and Hemp Seed Smoothie is the ultimate way to kick off your morning Packed with superfood ingredients like hemp seeds, maca powder, and lucuma powder, and sweetened with the taste of mango and vanilla, this smoothie can cool you down all summer, even on the hottest days.
12. Lemon Coconut Protein Bars
These tart Lemon and Coconut Protein Bars taste just like lemon pound cake! They’re packed with healthy ingredients like flax, chia, and homemade protein powder to help you recover after the gym or just to help you start your day.
13. Spicy Tofu Scramble and Avocado Breakfast Burrito
This Spicy Tofu Scramble and Avocado Breakfast Burrito is the right way to kick off your morning — especially if you make a bunch and then freeze them. It’s stuffed with scrambled tofu, made spicy from fresh jalapeño peppers, fresh greens, avocado, and a zingy hot sauce, makes this a satisfying and manageable breakfast or brunch. You could even add black beans, or a drizzle of Sriracha, if jalapeño isn’t spicy enough for you.
14. Fudgy Cinnamon Chai Protein Bars
These Fudgy Cinnamon Chai Protein Bars are a great source of healthy fats, as well as completely free of refined sugar. It’s your new favorite mid-day snack without the sugar rush and it tastes like fudge straight from the candy shop. It’s made from chickpeas and dates that are infused with chai tea leaves. They need to be stored in the freezer to keep them from melting, so they’re a sweet and satisfying treat on a hot day.
15. Vanilla Orange Protein Balls
These Vanilla Orange Protein Balls taste just like an orange Creamsicle, thanks to the fresh orange zest and the juice from two oranges. Their sweetness comes from the dates, agave nectar, and vanilla tea. Plus, they are filled with protein from coconut flour and vegan vanilla protein powder.
With recipes like these, we can pretty much guarantee that you’ll never want to skip breakfast again.
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