Even the most absolutely delicious protein powder smoothie can get tiresome after a while. But, don’t let this hold you back from getting your share of protein – protein powders can be used for so much more than shakes. If you’re looking for protein-packed breakfast recipes for your meal prepping plan, look no further. We have seven delicious recipes, so you can try something new every day.
1. Protein Powder Cereal
Your average bowl of cereal can be very meh when it comes to any nutritional value. But this quick and easy recipe will turn your boring breakfast into a protein-packed meal in no time. This is the perfect quick breakfast for a Monday morning.
- Breakfast cereal
- Favorite protein powder
- Low-fat milk
- Whisk the protein powder and the milk until they’re fully blended. Toss in your cereal, top it off with fruit. And, done!
2. High Protein Pancakes or Waffles
These are not your average pancakes; these pack 32 grams of protein per serving. No one will ever guess these pancakes are loaded with protein. Perfect for meal prepping to keep in the fridge or for a weekend breakfast party at home. This recipe makes 2 servings.
- 4 large egg whites
- ½ cup, part-skim ricotta
- ½ cup, vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp, coconut or almond flour
- 1 cup, favorite berry
- Dash of nutmeg
- Start beating the eggs with the ricotta until you get a smooth mixture.
- Add the protein powder, the flour, and nutmeg. Keep mixing.
- Fold in the berries.
- Wait until your griddle is hot enough, and spray with your preferred cooking spray.
- Pour some batter in the middle of the pan. Flip once you see bubbles rising to the top. Cook on both sides. Or add the batter to the waffle-maker if you want to turn them into waffles.
- Serve and enjoy.
3. Protein French Toast
If you’re feeling adventurous, this French toast will blow your mind. It’s so easy to make, and it’s fully customizable so you can mix and match different toppings to turn one recipe into endless breakfast possibilities. This recipe makes 1 serving.
- ½ scoop, vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup, egg whites
- 1 tsp, cinnamon
- 3 slices, wholegrain bread
- Whisk all the ingredients in a large bowl until combined.
- Grease a non-stick pan or skillet and heat to medium-high.
- Soak both sides of the bread in the mixture and place on the heated pan. Cook on each side until a crispy layer forms, about 1-2 minutes each side.
- Serve immediately with your preferred toppings. We recommended jam, maple syrup, banana, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter, and other protein-packed toppings.
4. Protein Muffins on the Go
When you’re running around every morning, you probably don’t have the time to sit down for breakfast. That doesn’t mean you should skip it. And when a blender is nowhere to be seen, these easy-to-carry blueberry muffins will become your savior. This recipe makes 6 servings.
- ½ cup, vegetable oil
- ½ cup, applesauce
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup, vanilla protein powder
- ¼ cup, brown sugar
- ¼ tsp, ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ cups, whole wheat flour
- ½ tsp, baking soda
- ½ tsp, baking powder
- 2/3 cup, blueberries
- Set your oven to 375 F.
- Line muffin tins with muffin liner cups or use a non-stick cooking spray to grease the tins.
- Mix all wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another.
- Combine both mixtures. Fold in the blueberries. Divide the batter into the muffin tins.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until muffins looks brown at the top. To make sure they’re ready, stick a toothpick in the middle, it should come out clean.
5.Overnight Protein Oats Recipe
Every recipe that simply calls to combine all ingredients is a five-star recipe in our opinion. This overnight oat recipe is for all the java lovers out there. Not only is this recipe giving you the protein you need for breakfast, but it also packs the caffeine you need to help you get started in the morning.
- 1 cup, rolled oats
- ¾ cup, almond milk
- 2 shots, espresso or strong coffee
- 2 tbsp, chocolate protein powder
- 1 ½ tbsp, maple syrup
- Combine all the ingredients in a jar.
- Store in the fridge overnight.
- Open up the next morning and enjoy. Top it with chocolate chips to add an extra chocolate layer.
6. Protein Smoothie Bowl
Okay, this could be technically cheating since it’s a protein smoothie recipe. But, this bowl will satisfy all your cravings and protein needs for the day. The perfect recipe to try on a Saturday morning when you just want to sit back and enjoy a delicious breakfast. This recipe makes 1 serving.
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup, almond milk
- 1 scoop, protein powder
- 1 packet, instant coffee
- 1 cup, spinach
- Ice cubes
For the toppings:
- Almond butter
- Chia seeds
- Low-fat granola
- Sliced bananas
- Carob chips
- Coconut flakes
- Add all ingredients, except the toppings to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. If necessary, add more almond milk until you get a smoothie consistency.
- Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.
7. Protein Drizzled Apples
If you’re running late for work, your breakfast shouldn’t have to stay home. This is a fool-proof protein-packed breakfast that will help you keep going in the morning. There are no excuses not to make this breakfast a reality.
- 1 apple
- 1/3 scoop, protein powder
- 1 tsp, lemon juice
- Dash of cinnamon
- Cut the apple into cubes or slices.
- Drizzle the protein powder, the lemon juice, and the cinnamon. Blend well.
- Enjoy. It’s that simple.
There’s no reason why these protein breakfast recipes can’t make their way into your meal plan. From Mondays to Sundays, you can try different ways to incorporate your favorite protein powder into what will become your favorite breakfast recipes. Not to mention, these are all great snack alternatives if you’re running out of options in that department as well.