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13 Easy High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

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What better way to start a packed day than with a healthy and delicious breakfast? That’s right, a delicious, high-protein breakfast with a guarantee of success! Proteins are your No. 1 muscle fuel, building blocks of your body and take over important tasks in your metabolism. A high-quality protein source is therefore part of every cooking idea and a balanced diet.

For us, a balanced breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the part of our morning routine we can’t do without. It is especially important that it provides you with all three macronutrients, because this is the only way to guarantee your body the ideal basis for a long and busy day.

Often the nights are short and the mornings even shorter. That’s why we’ve put together for you our favorite recipes for a high-protein breakfast that are both easy and quick to prepare. Because hey, who doesn’t like to save themselves a few minutes in the morning?

#1 Chocolate peanut butter protein shake

Creamy, creamier… Whey Protein! Now you can enjoy your protein shake in a new, well-loved flavor: chocolate peanut butter! Unbelievably delicious and, with its high protein content, perfect for building muscles.

Chocolate peanut butter protein shake
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#2 Quick Overnight Oats

The alarm goes off. You’d much rather snooze for 5 more minutes. No problem! Your breakfast is waiting for you in the fridge. This overnight oats recipe will start your morning on the right foot. There’s loads of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats as well. It’s a power-packed breakfast!
Quick Overnight Oats
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#3 Savory Crepes with Fried Egg

This could be your Sunday breakfast! It’s never been this easy to make savory crepes. Golden-brown, fluffy, and done in less than 5 minutes – and the fried egg practically cooks itself! You won’t find more protein in any other breakfast.

Savory Crepes with Fried Egg
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#4 Green Goddess Sandwich

Sandwiches: the unsung everyday heroes of our lives! And in summer, when the sun’s out and nothing can keep us inside, we love to throw together this green goddess sandwich, slip it into a lunchbox and get going: whether to our next workout, beach volleyball, or the skate park.
Green Goddess Sandwich
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#5 Savory Waffles with Mozzarella

Mmm… melting mozzarella that gushes in your mouth. We love cheesy waffles! This recipe makes it worth it to dust off the waffle iron that’s been sitting on your shelf for ages. Savory waffles are a great way to change things up from your usual and will turn any brunch or breakfast into a highlight. Save yourself the trouble of a complicated recipe; simply use our Protein Pancake baking mix.
Savory Waffles with Mozzarella
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#6 Protein Kimchi Pancakes

Cook outside your comfort zone? These crispy, savory, slightly spicy kimchi pancakes will transport you! Kimchi is delicious and a daily powerhouse. The fermented topping is great for your gut and your immune system. And our Protein Pancake mix kicks them into high sports mode. Just a few minutes of prep and you’ll have fluffy pancakes with six times the protein of their conventional cousins.
Protein Kimchi Pancakes
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#7 Savoury eggs in tomato sauce

Shakshouka, huevos rancheros or uova in purgatorio – this breakfast dish is based on a spicy tomato sauce with eggs poached in the sauce, topped with fresh herbs. In an Arabian kitchen, this national dish is traditionally prepared in a cast-iron pan or tagine. Flat bread with a savoury sauce is also traditionally served with it.
Savoury eggs in tomato sauce
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#8 Green Shakshuka

We love anything from the Middle East, be it hummus, falafel, foul or mahlabi. We could eat our way through the whole variety every day. And of course we haven’t forgotten the breakfast classic – shakshuka! Today we’re giving the spicy egg dish a new treatment. Most of the time you’ll find shakshuka cooked with a tomato sauce as the base. Our green treatment will instantly turn you into your hosts’ new favorite person. In less than 30 minutes, you can pull a healthy and balanced meal out of your sleeve!
Green Shakshuka
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#9 Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Sweet blueberry pancakes are an American classic. We’ve updated the traditional recipe to something a bit healthier with foodspring’s fitness pancakes. Using our Protein Pancakes mix means fewer ingredients and six times as much protein as in the usual recipe! And they’re still fluffy and delicious, of course. Try a batch of blueberry protein pancakes yourself.
Blueberry Protein Pancakes
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#10 Matcha Pancakes

Eat your greens! These green matcha pancakes make breakfast into the most interesting meal of the day. There’s never been as many nutrients in a breakfast before. The proteins and antioxidants along with matcha’s dose of caffeine will get your engines revving.
Matcha Pancakes
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#11 Chocolate Pudding Oats

Who’d ever have thought that chocolate pudding could be a healthy, nutritious breakfast?! Pudding oats is one of the newest breakfast trends that you have to try out. They taste like porridge and have the texture of pudding straight out of your childhood. Just one serving will keep you full for a long time and give you the energy you need for your day. Lots of protein, complex carbs, and no added sugar.
Chocolate Pudding Oats
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#12 High-protein olive bread

This unbelievably moist, deliciously herby olive bread comes together with just a handful of ingredients. Our Vegan Protein Bread turns baking into child’s play. So fresh, so delicious, it tastes like you just got it from the bakery. The fiber will keep you feeling full long enough to put impulse cravings at bay. The superfood mix of highest quality seeds and superfoods delivers an extra kick of nutrients. Finally! A protein bread that you can really enjoy.
High-protein olive bread
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#13 Skinny Eggs Benedict

Just picture it. It’s a Sunday morning and you’re woken up with a plate of Eggs Benedict. What a dream! Our eggs benedict won’t break any of your resolutions, either. We’ve switched a few ingredients here and there for healthier alternatives. Wham, bam – a low-carb breakfast with just over 300 kcal.
Eggs Benedict
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*Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass

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