Are you looking to add protein to your diet? Whether you’re aiming to lose weight or build muscles, protein-rich meals are essential. They aid in muscle recovery, strengthen your muscles, and provide energy while helping you fight off illnesses.
While non-vegetarians have a wide range of high-protein breakfast options, vegetarians may find their choices somewhat limited. However, there are still plenty of delicious and nutritious vegetarian breakfast ideas available. Consider trying peanut butter toast, scrambled tofu, overnight oatmeal, and protein-packed smoothies as easy and healthy ways to incorporate more protein into your morning routine. These options are sure to meet your daily protein needs and keep you energised throughout the day.
5 Healthy protein-rich vegetarian breakfasts to fuel your mornings
1. Overnight oatmeal
Oatmeal is a good source of protein and fibre, making it a fantastic choice for a healthy breakfast. This oatmeal recipe is not only nutritious but also convenient, as it can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for up to a week.
To prepare this hearty breakfast, combine two tablespoons of oats and one teaspoon of chia seeds in a bowl. Add two drops of vanilla essence and two tablespoons of Greek or vegan yoghurt. Stir in half a teaspoon of almond butter and your preferred milk. Combine everything until there are no clumps. Refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight, covered with a lid. Before you delve in the next morning, garnish with your preferred toppings.
You can add the goodness of roasted almonds and the irresistible taste of dark chocolate to your oatmeal with the delectable Chocolate Almond Butter from My Fitness.
A perfect blend of high-quality almonds and the finest dark chocolate, this plant-based butter will satisfy your taste buds and serve as a healthy snack option. Given that almonds are a well-known source of protein, good fats, and antioxidants, this spread is a great addition to your protein intake. Made with no artificial ingredients, this gluten-free spread has a slightly sweet yet salty tinge that makes it a hit amongst all.
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2. Scrambled tofu with whole wheat bread
Tofu, which may be used as a substitute for scrambled eggs, is a high-protein, low-fat breakfast alternative. This scrambled tofu recipe is similar to that of scrambled eggs.
To make this nutritious breakfast, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add your favourite vegetables and thoroughly cook them. Place the tofu in the pan and mash it with a potato masher until it crumbles into pieces. Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally, after adding the nutritional yeast, salt, turmeric, and garlic powder. Pour in your preferred dairy-free milk and let it cook before serving with two slices of whole wheat bread.
3. Banana peanut butter toast
Peanut butter has been a staple in the storage space of all peanut butter enthusiasts for as long as we can remember. There are countless ways to consume and relish this creamy spread.
To make this delectable breakfast, toast slices of whole grain bread and spread each with this all-natural Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunchy from My Fitness. Cut bananas and arrange them on each slice of toast. Drizzle honey (or agave) over each slice and top with granola and coconut shavings.
This crunchy chocolate peanut spread is made using healthy ingredients like high-quality roasted peanuts, unsweetened Belgian dark chocolate, brown sugar and pink Himalayan salt. Doesn’t it already sound irresistible?
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4. Healthy protein shake
High-protein smoothie recipes are a wonderful, delicious and convenient way to boost your protein intake. By starting your day with a high-protein shake, you can ensure a nutritious and energising beginning!
To prepare a thick and creamy shake, mix together half a cup of blueberries, one tablespoon of chia seeds, two teaspoons of oatmeal, two cups of milk, one tablespoon of honey, and one spoonful of peanut butter. Add a handful of crushed ice and pulse again. Pour into a large glass and serve.
5. Oats pancake
Delicious and simple to make, pancakes are a popular breakfast recipe across the globe. What if we included some more nutritional value in them with oats?
To make this delectable breakfast, blend together some oats, milk, banana, brown sugar, and eggs. Add baking powder to the mixture and whisk it well. Stir in the vanilla extract and salt until the mixture turns into a thick paste. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Pour some batter onto the pan and carefully spread it out. Flip the pancake over to the other side and cook until it is fluffy. Add maple syrup or honey and your favourite fruits. The quick oats pancake is ready for you to devour.
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