High Protein Breakfast Recipes

When working with athletes we find that many struggle with getting in high quality protein at breakfast.

Here are some recipes to make getting in protein at breakfast easy and delicious!

Certainly! Here are a few high-protein breakfast options along with their cooking instructions:

  1. Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Feta:
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 large eggs
      • Handful of fresh spinach leaves
      • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
      • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Instructions:
      1. Beat the eggs in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
      2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and lightly coat it with cooking spray or olive oil.
      3. Add the spinach to the pan and sauté until wilted.
      4. Pour the beaten eggs over the spinach and cook, stirring gently until the eggs are scrambled and cooked to your liking.
      5. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top and cook for another minute until the cheese softens. Serve hot.
  2. Greek Yogurt Parfait:
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 cup Greek yogurt
      • 1/2 cup mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
      • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
      • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts)
    • Instructions:
      1. In a glass or bowl, layer the Greek yogurt, mixed berries, and chopped nuts.
      2. Drizzle honey or maple syrup over the top.
      3. Repeat the layering process until all the ingredients are used.
      4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later consumption.
  3. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl:
    • Ingredients:
      • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
      • 1/4 cup sliced avocado
      • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (e.g., cilantro, parsley)
      • 1 boiled egg, sliced
      • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Instructions:
      1. In a bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, sliced avocado, chopped herbs, and boiled egg slices.
      2. Season with salt and pepper.
      3. Toss gently to mix all the ingredients together.
      4. Adjust the seasoning if needed and serve.
  4. Protein Pancakes:
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 cup oats
      • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
      • 2 large eggs
      • 1 teaspoon baking powder
      • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • Optional: sweetener of your choice (e.g., honey, maple syrup)
    • Instructions:
      1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
      2. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly coat it with cooking spray or butter.
      3. Pour small amounts of the batter onto the skillet to form pancakes.
      4. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
      5. Repeat with the remaining batter.
      6. Serve the pancakes warm with your choice of toppings, such as fresh fruit or yogurt.

Give these a shot and start your day with a meal that packs a big protein punch and keeps you full until lunch!

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