We’ve all been taunted to finish that last glass of milk when we were younger. Fast forward to 15 years later, you’re still struggling to incorporate enough protein to build muscle and achieve the body you crave for. The general misconception is that the food you eat while training is bound to be boring, but that’s certainly not true. You can mix and match your favorite foods and change the recipes according to your nutritional requirements.
Here are some delicious breakfast ideas you can check out and make your mornings a little more lip-smacking :
The good ol’ eggs have paved their way again! Eggs are one of the most versatile protein-rich foods which are not only affordable but also easily accessible. Eat them boiled or make an omelette, whatever your taste buds prefer!
If you pair an omelette made up of 2 whole eggs + 2 egg whites, with a side of lean meat of your choice (100g), a cup of spinach with 10-15 g of cheese, you can bag 26g of protein in under 280 calories!
If you’re a sucker for soft and soggy texture (yes, we exist) pancakes will be your best friend! If you don’t have the time or ingredients to whip up a pancake batter, there are so many pre mixes available in the market which only require you to add water & viola! Chef’s kiss.
1/2 a medium banana, 1 scoop protein powder (optional), 30-40 g rolled oats, 150 ml milk, 2 tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt, and 1/2 a cup of berries of your choice.
This will deliver you 38g of good protein in approx. 430 calories!
3. A Late Runner’s Breakfast: Coffee & Fruits
If you’re running late, putting in whatever you have in the fridge can actually make a delicious breakfast. To increase the protein, however, it’s recommended to add in a protein powder (of your choice) which can be avoided if you don’t prefer consuming it.
1 cup of coffee with a scoop of protein powder, 250 ml of milk or water, and ice. Blend it up! Eat some fruits alongside.
This will provide you with more or less 30g of protein in around 370 calories.
4. Greek Yogurt
Who doesn’t love a little yogurt? If prepared correctly, it is a close competitor to ice cream. Not only is it filling but can easily be paired with other flavors as it’s bland in its original state. But some people actually prefer eating it straight!
150g of 0% fat Greek Yoghurt, 1/2 scoop of protein powder, adding cocoa powder or any flavor and sweetener of your choice & 30 g rolled oats.
This will provide you with 32g of protein in under 270 calories.
These were 4 recipes you should try to prepare to increase your protein intake which is very important for your body, as not only does it fuel your body but also helps you in gaining muscle mass which eventually increases your metabolic rate.
However, all these recipes can be made without protein powder as well and still be delicious & protein-rich.