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Protein-rich breakfast: 5 healthy and plant-based recipes

9 October 2023|Nutrition

Recipes for a high-protein breakfast

1. Protein Waffles

If you haven't already purchased a waffle iron, this is a great reason to get one. With these protein waffles, you'll start your day with a protein boost. Place fresh fruit in the waffle pockets and top it off with some plant-based yogurt. It not only looks delightful but tastes super yummy too!

Ingredients (for 6 waffles):

  • 125ml plant-based milk
  • 100g self-rising flour
  • 25g oats
  • 1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 scoops of Orangefit Protein
  • Pinch of salt
  • Olive oil (for greasing the waffle iron)
  • Optional: Fresh fruit and plant-based yogurt as toppings

Preparation method:

  1. Turn on the waffle iron and let it heat up.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Grease the waffle iron with some olive oil.
  4. Scoop the batter into the waffle iron, using about 2 tablespoons of batter per waffle.
  5. Bake them for approximately 5 minutes, or until they have a nice golden brown color.
  6. Remove them from the waffle iron and serve with some yogurt and fruit.

Nutritional value (per waffle):

  • Energy: 99 kcal
  • Fats: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 8.7 g

2. Protein-Packed Fruity Smoothie Bowl

A smoothie bowl is thicker than a regular smoothie. You can add delicious toppings to it and eat it with a spoon. With this breakfast, you'll get plenty of protein right away. And it's also plant-based and super tasty. What more could you want?

Check out the recipe: Fruity smoothie bowl.

3. Baked oatmeal with sweet potato

Feeling like starting the day with a power breakfast? Then make this protein-packed baked oatmeal in the oven with sweet potato. Together with some plant-based yogurt and fresh fruit, you'll create a varied, healthy, and protein-rich breakfast for yourself.

Check out the recipe: Baked oatmeal with sweet potato.

4. Protein-rich spinach pancakes

In American feel-good movies, you often see a big stack of pancakes on the breakfast table. Where do they find the time to prepare all of that? Well, maybe they made them ahead of time and froze them. That's also possible with this recipe. With the added spinach, it's already quite healthy, and with a scoop of protein powder, it becomes a protein-rich breakfast.

Check out the recipe: Protein-rich spinach pancakes.

5. Protein-rich yogurt with fruit and nuts

An old-fashioned (plant-based) yogurt breakfast. Many people enjoy it daily. With some nuts and fruit, you can quickly turn it into a nutritious and healthy meal. In this recipe, we chose strawberries and red currants as the fruit, but feel free to vary with other ingredients.