5 High-Protein Breakfasts That are Easier Than Eggs

When we want to eat more filling protein at breakfast, most of us usually default to eggs. But some mornings are just too crazy for breaking out a frying pan and spatula (and who wants to do all those extra dishes?!). Luckily, eggs aren't the end-all be-all of high protein breakfasts. Start your day with one of these easy, satisfying meals instead.

Peanut Butter–Banana Shake

TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes / SERVES 1

In blender, combine 1 cup fat-free milk, 1 sliced ripe banana, and 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter. Blend until smooth.

Overnight Barley Bowl

TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes + chilling time / SERVES 1

Stir together ¾ cup plain yogurt and ½ c uncooked barley. Cover and refrigerate overnight. To serve, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp coconut flakes and ½ cup halved cherries.

Strawberries and Cream

TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes / SERVES 1

Combine ¼ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt, ¼ cup rolled oats, and 1 Tbsp honey and stir well. Garnish with ¼ cup sliced strawberries.

Beet-Ricotta Smoothie

TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes / SERVES 2

Place ¾ cup water; ¾ cup orange juice; ¾ cup ricotta cheese; 2 med beets, trimmed and chopped; 1½ cups frozen strawberries; ¼ cup walnuts; 1" piece fresh ginger, peeled; and ½ tsp cinnamon in blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 1 minute.

Savory Chickpea-Red Pepper Yogurt

TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes / SERVES 1

Sprinkle yogurt with ⅛ tsp each cayenne and cumin. Add ¼ cup jarred roasted red peppers, sliced thin, and ¼ cup premade roasted chickpeas.

Source: Prevention

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