We all know the importance of eating a healthy, balanced breakfast in the morning but sometimes our brain isn’t functioning to full capacity and we need a little bit of food inspiration.
These are our picks for protein-packed breakfast ideas to try, simply because protein at breakfast is ideal to perk you up in the morning and keep you full until lunch too.
Nutritionist Cassandra Barns explains that protein is great to include because it's more satiating than carbohydrates, meaning they'll keep you fuller for longer. With a combination of taking longer to digest and suppressing the release of appetite-stimulating hormones, you're less likely to eat more food throughout the day.
Martina Della Vedova, Nutritionist at Natures Plus says that starting the day with energy makes it easy to keep going throughout the day, and eating eggs on wholegrain bread with a freshly made green juice is a great way to do that.
Porridge is a breakfast superfood with many proven health benefits. Not only does it cut cholesterol levels, it also boosts immunity and evidence suggest it can also protect against cancer. It’s low in fat and provides a wealth of minerals and vitamins including manganese, copper, iron and vitamin B, plus the soluble fibre in the oats also makes you feel fuller for longer.
Strippd is a newly launched porridge pack that comes with the added benefit of vanilla protein powder included in the mixture, making it a healthy and nutritious breakfast. You can prepare and it cook it in less than 5 minutes, so it’s great for those busy mornings. The mix is high in protein and is an excellent source of fibre. Additionally, the oats in the mix are a slow-releasing complex carbohydrate and provide a sustained energy boost that keeps you going throughout the day.
These are two delicious and nutritious recipes to try with the Strippd porridge, both of them see you making up the porridge per the instructions on the packet, and one sees the inclusion of instant coffee, maple syrup and hazelnuts. Then the next includes blueberries and pistachios.
Braised Kale Frittata
Try this easy baked Braised Kale Frittata that is perfect to make for a few days of breakfast. This baked frittata uses kale and tomatoes (both of which fight cancer).
Spinach and Egg Breakfast Wrap with Avocado and Pepper Jack Cheese
Can't get enough of burritos, then this breakfast style wrap with spinach, egg and avocado is sure to satisfy cravings. This is a perfect weekend breakfast or brunch recipe.
Protein shakes and smoothies
Healthy peanut butter cup smoothie
Now this feels like a real treat, we love this healthy and delicious smoothie, that even has a serving of greens in it.
Homemade protein shake
The easiest, tastiest way to pack in the protein. Shake up your morning with this delicious, creamy drink you can make in minutes.
Dessert-like protein breakfast recipes
High Protein Vanilla Chia Pudding
There's no reason we can't enjoy dessert-like breakfasts every day, they're sure to put a smile on our face and this vanilla chia pudding is just one example of that.
Chocolate Quinoa breakfast bowl
High in protein and full of flavour, this warm and easy quinoa bowl is a healthy breakfast idea you can feel good about feeding your kids. Sprinkle it with fruit, nuts, seeds or whatever you want on top.
Banana Breakfast Cheesecakes
Skinny individual cheesecakes that are sweet, creamy & packed with protein. An easy, healthy recipe with NO refined sugar.
Hearty protein-filled breakfasts
Spinach protein pancakes
These gluten-free pancakes are packed with protein, the addition of spinach means you'll get plenty of folate and paprika definitely adds a touch of spice.
Healthy breakfast nachos
These high protein & gluten free nachos make for the perfect weekend breakfast. They're delicious and something that'll be requested time and time again.
Ground Turkey Brussel Sprouts Skillet
Get some greens in first thing with this Brussel sprout skillet with ground turkey for a healthy, balanced breakfast.