Need A High-Protein Plant-Based Breakfast Recipe?
Here are 3!
There are many other options out there if you're trying to fit more plants into your diet. As a general rule, it's good to include protein and fiber in your breakfast to give you the sustained energy you need and to avoid the hunger and energy roller coaster that comes with foods like sugary cereals, doughnuts, and other sugary-carb-based breakfasts.
For this reason, you should generally avoid eating plain fruit for breakfast, also because it can be harsh on your digestive system to eat raw fruits and veggies first thing in the morning.
1. Three-Ingredient Banana Pancakes
Did you know that one serving contains 6 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein?
That's more than regular rolled oats and more protein than an egg! These pancakes take about 10 minutes to make, and they contain no sugar, gluten, or dairy.
Just blend together:
- ¾ cup oat bran
- ½ of a ripe banana
- and ½ cup of your favorite nondairy milk.
Then top with maple syrup, jam, or whatever toppings you like!
2. Sweet Potato Hash
A little cumin goes a long way! This dish is super tasty!
Grate up 1 Sweet Potato and mix it with
- sautéed onion,
- green pepper,
- garlic (to taste),
- cumin (to taste),
- chili flakes (to taste),
- salt & pepper,
and sauté until soft.
Add in some scrambled tofu for another protein and you've got yourself a complete breakfast. Root veggies like sweet potatoes and squash are high in fiber and other nutrients, so they're a great way to start your day.
3. Chia Seed Pudding
This is another easy one that is slightly sweet, but not too much. A night before:
- 1½ tablespoons of chia seeds with 1 cup of your favorite nondairy milk.
- Add in some nut butter, vanilla, and a dash of maple syrup and mix really well.
Then put it in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, your chia seeds will be nice and hydrated (they'll get that gelatinous consistency) and you can then add your favorite fruit and toppings. You can also prepare a little bit of oatmeal (just use about ½ a pack of instant oatmeal) and add my chia seed pudding to that so I've got a nice combination of oatmeal, chia, and fruit!
The ideas above are easy, delicious, plant-based breakfast ideas that also give you the protein and fiber you need. Check back in with us to get more!