Protein is good for you. We all know that. But, are you actually getting enough protein? If you go to the gym regularly, you will need a bit more protein in your diet. How can you make sure you have enough protein in your diet? Get your day off to a good start with a high-protein breakfast!
Protein is good for you. We all know that. But, are you actually getting enough protein? If you go to the gym regularly, you will need a bit more protein in your diet than people who are less active. How can you make sure you have enough protein in your diet? Get your day off to a good start with a high protein breakfast!
What's a high-protein breakfast?
Below are 10 delicious suggestions for a high-protein breakfast, so there is always something to choose from!
1. Quinoa breakfast
Cook quinoa and mix it with apple, a splash of milk and a pinch of cinnamon. You can even add some chopped walnuts.
2. From-the-fridge omelette
Of course, eggs are great to include in a high-protein breakfast. You can whip up a delicious omelette using leftovers from the previous day's vegetables and some chicken or ham.
3. Protein pancakes
Protein pancakes are very easy to make for breakfast: mix 150 grams of oat flakes, 100 grams of curd cheese, 3 eggs, 100 ml of milk and some cinnamon, and use the batter to make pancakes.
4. Greek yoghurt or quark
Yoghurt and quark are full of protein and can be used in endless combinations! Delicious with granola, nuts, a spoonful of honey, linseed and/or fruit.
Oatmeal porridge with milk makes for a super healthy high-protein breakfast. It’s delicious with nuts, berries and/or cinnamon sprinkled on top. You're guaranteed to feel full the whole morning long!
6. Sandwiches with a meat or cottage cheese filling
Sandwiches with a high-protein filling are also an excellent choice. Use wholemeal or spelt bread to make sandwiches with a roast beef or cottage cheese filling, plus some cucumber, tomato or sliced pepper for an added touch. You could also use other types of lean meat.
7. Superfast ready porridge smoothie
If you’re always in a hurry in the morning, then mix milk and some ready porridge together in a thermos cup and drink it on-the-go. Healthy, nutritious and fast!
8. Homemade peanut butter protein smoothie
Mix two frozen bananas with 200 grams of quark, a tablespoon of peanut butter, 100 millilitres of milk and 2 teaspoons of cocoa in a blender and there you have it! A delicious smoothie.
9. Salad with pulses and tuna
Not the most obvious, but who says you can’t eat a salad in the morning? Make a salad from cooked pulses, tuna, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and of course an egg.
10. Protein bars
Protein bars are also very convenient for breakfast. You can make them in advance and store them in the fridge. Make a dough from 100 grams of oatmeal, 200 grams of protein powder, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, chopped nuts, 100 ml milk, 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons peanut butter. Spread the mixture out evenly in an oven dish, press it down firmly and leave it to set in the fridge. Then cut it into strips.
You can find out more information about the importance of nutrition for strength sports here.
There are also 10 delicious high-protein meals on the Basic-Fit site.