Three Protein-Packed Breakfasts In Five Minutes Or Less

Easy, Nutritious And “Jump Out Of Bed” Good Morning Meals

Breakfast is more than a meal, it’s an opportunity to set the tone for your day. If you find yourself starving around 11am or exhausted and cranky in the afternoons, adjusting your morning feed might just give you the boost you need for a strong, productive day.

I love breakfast so much that somedays I can barely wait until 7am for my morning matcha and smoothie, but I get it: some people are just not hungry in the mornings. Although I always recommend having something (even a quick protein shake will do), if breakfast is just not your thing, try these recipes for lunch or as an afternoon snack/meal.

But first things first: drink 2 big glasses of water before consuming any food. We’re all dehydrated in the mornings, and you don’t want to mistake hunger for thirst. That, my friends, is a recipe for overeating. Post hydration, having a strong serving of protein, healthy fats and fiber in the AM will kick your metabolism into gear and give you energy for the day.


MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP PROTEIN SHAKE

Your favorite ice cream for breakfast? Not quite, but a close second for sure—and full of protein, healthy fats and a serving of greens to boot!

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I like Sunwarrior for this recipe)

1 handful of spinach

1 tbsp raw cacao nibs

1 heaping tbsp raw cacao powder

2-4 drops of peppermint extract

1 ½ cups almond milk

2 tbsp coconut oil

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Appx. 300 Calories | 20g Fat | 6g Carbs | 22g Protein 

 

PEANUT BUTTER COCONUT OVERNIGHT OATS (Say Whaaaaa?!)

Operative word: overnight—which means all you have to do in the morning is eat. This is a great breakfast for all you gym junkies, as the oats are a slow burning carb and full of fiber.

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk

1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tsp stevia or ½ tbsp maple syrup

1.5 tbsp peanut butter

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine oats, chia seeds, coconut milk and sweetener into a bowl and stir until fully combined

2. Add in peanut butter, but don’t mix completely—the large bits are the best part!

3. Pack mixture into a jam jar and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight

4. Top with a sprinkle of coconut flakes and enjoy!

NOTES

1. You may want to add a little extra coconut milk in the morning if it feels dry

2. Feel free to top with fresh fruit—banana is bomb.com good on this

Appx. 360 Calories | 21g Fat | 31g Carbs | 12g Protein

 

HARD BOILED EGGS AND SPINACH

This is as a really really easy way to get your eggs in the morning without having to channel your inner Julia Child or make a mess in the kitchen. The ultimate paleo breakfast!

 Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

3 hardboiled eggs—these keep in the fridge for up to one week

1 handful of spinach or kale

½ tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Squeeze of lemon

Maldon sea salt, pepper and red pepper flakes

DIRECTIONS

1. Peel and cut hardboiled eggs into halves or quarters depending on preference

2. Top eggs on greens, drizzle with olive oil, lemon, sea salt, pepper and red pepper flakes

Appx. 280 Calories | 21g Fat | 2g Carb | 20g Protein