10 Quick Protein Rich Breakfasts That Keep You Full
Breakfast is the most important meal of your day. Starting your day with the right nutrition sets the tone for your day. When you skip breakfast, your body craves food and you grab unhealthy pre-packed food on the go to keep you going. Make sure to always eat breakfast within 2 hours of waking up.
What you eat is as important as eating breakfast. Store-bought cereal or granola usually come loaded with processed sugar which is harmful to your body. And the labels can be misleading. It is always a good idea to get wholefoods as part of your day that is minimally processed.
A protein-rich breakfast is a great way to start your day, and it keeps you full longer. A high protein breakfast has been shown to benefit muscle health and to support weight loss by increasing muscle mass, energy expenditure (calories burned), satiety hormones, glucose regulation and by decreasing the desire to snack at night.
Lower carb, higher protein breakfasts will also keep your blood sugar level steady, reducing the chance of unnecessary headaches, drowsiness and mid-morning hunger.
Try squeezing in 10-15 minutes to make breakfast at home. Also, try adding a healthy antioxidants and vitamins C rich herbal teas like Herbal Olive Teas to your breakfast. Buy the teas here.
Some good breakfast ideas are as follows.
Porridge or oats are a great way to start your day. Made with milk or water and topped with fruits like bananas and berries and some natural peanut butter, they pack lots of fibre and protein.
2. Greek Yoghurt Parfait
Greek yoghurt mixed with some honey, no added sugar granola and fruit is as yummy and refreshing as it sounds. Granola and Greek yoghurt both give you a protein boost.
3. Avocado Toast
Avocado toasts with poached eggs is a great way to kickstart your day. You get a load of good fats, lots of vitamin E and protein in this delicious looking breakfast option. For those of you who’d like a vegetarian option, you can opt for a layer of ricotta cheese instead of the eggs. You can also top this up with some yummy tomatoes if you please.
4. Blackbean Omelette
Benefit from this protein-rich, easy to make omelette using black beans, eggs, lime, cilantro, some tomatoes, onions, cheese or any other toppings you see fit! It’s super tasty and super filling, and extremely healthy.
6. Peanut Butter and Banana Toast
A slice of wholemeal bread, topped with 100% natural peanut butter and sliced bananas, with some added super seeds. Peanut butter’s high protein content helps you gain muscle weight and can also enhance your metabolism and help you lose weight.
7. Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats Pudding
That sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it? The good news, it only takes about 10 minutes to make the night before. A blend of oats and Greek yoghurt, with some honey, chia seeds and some unsweetened cocoa powder. You mix it all together in a jar and leave it in the fridge overnight. It’s ready the next morning, just add some sliced strawberries and you’re good to do. The oats and greek yoghurt pack a serious protein punch.
8. Upma and Idlis
Upma is a common Indian breakfast made using semolina flour. A delicious breakfast option that can be served with sambhar, a lentil dal option, this a great savoury protein breakfast option. You can also make idlis using oats with sambhar if you prefer.
9. Sprout salads
A delicious sprout salad with some spinach, diced cucumbers and tomatoes and a dash of lime juice with salt to taste is a very healthy start to your day. Your body gets a lot of protein and greens and it keeps you feeling full. You can also add chana or chickpeas to this salad. It’s very good for your skin too.
10. Oat Breakfast Muffins
This delicious chocolate and vanilla breakfast muffins and made using oats and honey! We used Olive orchards honey for an earthy rich taste. These are delicious, make-ahead and rich in protein. Perfect for those of you on the go early in the morning.
You can buy the honey here.