Breakfast Protein: Tips & Tricks to start the day right
Are you tired of feeling hangry and sluggish by mid-morning? Then it might be time to incorporate some protein into your breakfast. Adding more protein into your breakfast can have numerous benefits, such as boosting our energy levels and keeping us feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning. But let’s be honest — after already sleeping through four alarms and once again spending way too much time deciding on the perfect outfit, we often don’t have the time to whip up a proper meal. Worry not, because we are here to help. In this blog, we’ve gathered a bunch of useful tips on how you can easily incorporate a good protein packed breakfast into your morning routine to fuel your body and start your day right.
BENEFITS OF BREAKFAST PROTEIN:
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why we like to make it a good one. For a balanced breakfast, it’s essential to incorporate a good amount of proteins. But why? Here are just a few benefits of adding protein to your breakfast.
Protein boosts fat burning and metabolism because protein requires more energy to digest than carbohydrates or fats. So, eating protein in the morning will give your metabolism a real boost.
Helps with weight management
Protein is an essential nutrient that can help you feel full for longer periods, preventing overeating and snacking on unhealthy foods throughout the day. If you’re trying to lose some weight, struggle with strong cravings or feel unsatisfied throughout the day, a protein-packed breakfast might help you out.
Fuel for your muscles
Protein is essential for building and repairing muscle tissue, making it important for overall muscle health and recovery after a workout. A high-protein breakfast can help kickstart muscle recovery after a night of rest.
BEST SOURCES OF BREAKFAST PROTEIN
There are plenty of delicious foods that naturally contain protein. Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a savoury start to your day, there’s something for everyone.
Eggs are not without reason a popular breakfast classic. They’re not only delicious and versatile but a great source of protein. You can enjoy your morning eggs in many different ways: scrambled, boiled, poached, on top of your avocado toast — you name it. Eggs also contain essential vitamins and minerals making them a perfect addition to your breakfast plate.
Smoothies are a convenient way to pack a variety of nutrients into a quick meal. The perfect breakfast option if you hit that snooze button one time too many. For extra protein, a great addition is a tasty protein powder, such as our Whey Perfection, in your favourite flavour. Mix with fresh fruits and chia seeds for additional fibre.
Got some extra time this morning? Then you can also get fancy with your smoothie and try out a fun recipe like this chocolate covered vegan smoothie bowl.
Another breakfast classic (who doesn’t love to start the day with bowl of porridge). Again, a super versatile high-fibre, low-calorie meal. All you need are some Ultra Fine Oats and some easy toppings.
Top 3 porridge toppings:
Vegan Protein: an easy and tasty way to pack some extra protein into your breakfast. Find your favourite flavour and enjoy 20+ grams of protein per portion to start your day right.
Almond Butter: this organic almond butter is low in sugar, high in fibre and a great additional source of protein for everyone that likes it nutty.
Superfood, Nuts & Seeds Mix: this fun combo of cranberries, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seed, goji berries, chia seeds and much more adds extra flavour, fibre and protein to your breakfast.
Need some more inspiration? Check out our recipe for this protein-packed oat feast.
And for all the busy bees: oats can also perfectly be prepared the night before so all you need to do is grab them out of the fridge and they are ready to go.
Greek yogurt is an excellent breakfast choice because it’s high in protein and low in sugar. It contains twice as much protein as regular yogurt, which can help you feel full and satisfied throughout the morning and start the day energised. If plain Greek yoghurt isn’t your jam (breakfast-pun intended), you can easily add some flavour with our Natural flavouring Drops, honey or fresh fruits.
What better is there than a slow Sunday morning without an alarm, good cup of coffee and a stack of pancakes. Whether you prefer them fluffy or thin, topped with fruit or syrup, pancakes are probably one of the tastiest ways to kick off a lazy weekend morning. But wait, we were talking about breakfast proteins, right? No worries, we got you. With our Smart Pancake Protein Mix you can enjoy your Sunday pancakes and still make sure to get that protein in. Our recommendation? Try this fluffy blueberry pancakes recipe at your next brunch with family or friends — a real treat!
FAQs ABOUT BREAKFAST PROTEINS
Still got questions about breakfast proteins? Check out more FAQs below.
How much protein do I need for breakfast?
The recommended amount of protein for breakfast varies depending on your age, weight, and activity level. However, a general guideline is to aim for 15-30 grams of protein per meal.
How do I incorporate protein into a busy morning routine?
It can be difficult to find the time and motivation to prepare a nutritious breakfast every day. Meal prepping is a great way to ensure that you have a nutritious breakfast ready to go on busy mornings. Prepare breakfasts like overnight oats or breakfast burritos ahead of time, ensuring that they contain a source of protein.
Can I get enough protein from plant-based sources for breakfast?
Yes, there are many plant-based sources of protein that can be incorporated into your breakfast, such as nuts, seeds, tofu, legumes or plant-based protein powders that can be mixed into your smoothies, porridge, breakfast bowls and shakes.
Is it better to have protein in the morning or at night?
While protein is important throughout the day, incorporating it into your breakfast routine can have the added benefit of boosting your metabolism and preventing overeating later in the day.
Can I still have carbs for breakfast if I am trying to increase my protein intake?
Yes, incorporating complex carbohydrates into your breakfast, such as whole grains or fruits, can provide additional nutrients and fibre.
Incorporating breakfast protein into your daily diet can have a significant impact on your overall health and well-being. By choosing nutrient-dense sources of protein and planning your meals ahead of time, you can easily incorporate this essential nutrient into your morning routine. So, why not start today and reap the benefits of a high-protein breakfast?
If you’re looking for more inspiration for tasty and nutritious breakfasts, check out our Breakfast Recipes or follow us on Instagram. If you have any questions about breakfast protein, feel free to get in touch with our team of Nutrition Experts. As always, we are here to support your health & fitness journey every step of the way and help you to #FINDYOURFIT.