Looking for delicious alternatives to heavy breakfasts you’re used to? A protein-packed start of a day can both satisfy your appetite and help you lose some weight. According to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who eat a protein-rich meal early in the morning are able to control their appetite during the day easier. The research suggests that protein-rich breakfast could potentially be a strategy against obesity. So, if you want to make your morning meal filling and nutritious, find below some mouth-watering recipes you should try.
- High-protein bowl of cereal
You might not be aware of that but there are some cereals loaded with protein. Some of them can even have 13 grams of protein and around 10 grams of fiber per serving. If you want to boost you energy even more, you can sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons sunflower seeds to get 5 more grams of protein. This will also provide you with a nice dose of anti-aging vitamin E. A little bit of rice or almond milk will provide a nice flavor.
- Vegan muffins
This is a breakthrough for those who believe that it’s impossible to get enough protein while on vegan diet. It’s a myth! It’s so good to start your day with delicious gluten-free muffins. Cook some gluten-free oats in a cup of plant-based milk and add a little bit of coconut oil, almond butter and flaxseed. If you like cinnamon, put a dash of it there. You can also enrich your breakfast with some fruit; we especially like it with blueberries. Mix the ingredients to muffin-batter consistency and your breakfast is ready to eat instantly. If you like to start your day with hot breakfast, scoop the mixture into muffin tins and bake it for about 20 minutes.
- Frittata with mixed greens and ricotta
This is both a wow breakfast when you have guests and a super healthy meal if you’re on a diet. Frittata is healthy, delicious and, surprisingly, low-calorie due to healthy fats, protein and greens. If you wonder what kind of greens you should choose, here’s our suggestion: kale, mustard greens and Swiss chard are about 30 calories a serving and they are believed to be the healthiest foods on earth. They are filled with vitamins (A, C, K) and fiber. Additionally, fresh herbs provide a nutritious dose of antioxidants.
- Chia pudding
Chia seeds are one of the most popular discovery for those who believe healthy food can also be a tasty treat. The seeds are full of fiber and proteins but there’s one more thing that makes them so special - their pudding-like texture is a nice addition to sweet treats. Here’s our favorite recipe: put 2-3 tablespoons chia seeds into 1 cup of milk (almond or rice). Add a little bit of almond butter and some vanilla extract. You can then stick the mixture in the fridge overnight. In the morning, your breakfast pudding is ready to go!
- Convenient breakfast smoothie from NutraBlendz
This high-protein idea is fast, healthy and delicious at the same time. This protein powder curbs cravings and supplements meals especially when you’re on the go. The NutraBlendz smoothie is a perfect combination of texture, taste and nutrition. The cool thing is that there’s no sugar or artificial sweetener added. This is why we call it a fat killer. Preparing an extremely easy and filling meal literally takes seconds. All you need to do is blend a scoop of powder with a cup of milk , water or almond milk. Add in some frozen fruit or scoop of yogurt. One smoothie will contain more than 17g of protein, provide most of your daily vitamins, healthy fats and healthy slow release carbs from ancient grains. It even contains a full serving of probiotic.