24 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes to Power Your Day
By: Stephen Sheehan
Eating a high-protein breakfast can go a long way! But, that doesn’t mean you have to chow down on boring cottage cheese or run-of-the-mill scrambled eggs (or bland egg whites) for a morning protein boost. Why not feed your body something substantial that not only tastes good, but has the staying power to get you through your busiest days?
By combining fresh ingredients with Bulletproof products, you can create a low-carb, high-protein breakfast to power your day. So say goodbye to bagels, English muffins, and waffles (at least the traditional versions), and get ready to enjoy breakfast foods that are both delish and protein-rich!
How Bulletproof protein products can fuel your morning
Looking for protein breakfast ideas that don’t involve cooking? Let Bulletproof lend a helping hand!
From a uniquely designed protein powder to coffee with a nutritional kick, here are some science-backed products that can help fuel your morning:
- Bulletproof Complete Daily Energy Collagen Protein: Great for morning shakes, this nutrient-packed product contains a Custom Energy Blend, along with all nine essential amino acids, MCT oil (hello, quality fats!) and collagen protein. If vanilla isn’t your jam, definitely give Dark Chocolate a go.
- Bulletproof Collagen Protein: Transform an ordinary cup of coffee (or a signature cup of Bulletproof Coffee) into a good protein breakfast option by incorporating a tasty scoop of either Vanilla or Chocolate). If you’re not into the sweetness, go the Unflavored route, which makes for an excellent addition to a savory green juice or smoothie!
- Bulletproof Gut Health Collagen Protein: Featuring a combo of prebiotics, probiotics and collagen protein, this product easily mixes into hot or cold drinks. And since it’s unflavored, you don’t have to worry about it affecting the taste of whatever you whip up in the blender!
And, if you’re not a fan of drinking hot coffee, Bulletproof Cold Brew Latte to the rescue! Grab one from the fridge before you leave for your morning commute and pair it with a Bulletproof Collagen Protein Bar—from Berry Cobbler to Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, there’s a flavor for you to savor.
Which high-protein sources should I consume?
From chicken to fish to protein powder, there are so many ways to incorporate this macronutrient into your diet. Ultimately, consuming a variety of protein sources can help you obtain all the building blocks your body needs to grow and repair tissue. After all, not every source of protein qualifies as a “complete” one.
While our bodies naturally produce 11 non-essential and conditional amino acids, we cannot create the nine essential ones needed to survive. However, foods like animal products, eggs, whey, and even seaweed serve as complete protein sources, which makes them incredibly valuable.
Still, that doesn’t mean incomplete proteins don’t carry benefits. For example, collagen protein supports healthy skin, hair and nails. Plus, your bones, joints and muscles also benefit from the inclusion of collagen protein products, like Bulletproof Collagelatin, in your diet.
Bulletproof tip: Keep in mind that although some of the breakfast recipes outlined below are high in collagen protein, you won’t be getting all the essential amino acids you need if this serves as your only protein source in the morning. If that’s the case, make sure to include complete proteins in your meals throughout the rest of the day.
Sippable protein breakfast ideas
Start your morning by sipping on something that will set you up for success the rest of the day. Whether you prefer smoothies, shakes or Bulletproof Coffee, we’ve got you covered. Here are five high-protein breakfast options that require a straw, instead of a fork!
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a smoothie recipe that goes a further distance than this one. To start, Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil provides a boost of quality fats. Plus, a scoop of Bulletproof InnerFuel Prebiotic helps with gut health and immune support. And, you can sip confidently knowing you’re feeding your body all nine essential amino acids, courtesy of Complete Daily Energy Collagen Protein.
Sweet potatoes for breakfast? You betcha, especially on paleo! Seriously, once you take your first sip of this concoction, you’ll reconsider the role of veggies in the morning.
This isn’t your ordinary iced coffee. And, it isn’t just any old protein shake. This keto-friendly concoction contains the ultimate trifecta: quality fats, protein and fiber. Smooth and creamy, it’s truly dreamy!
If you like savory in the morning, go for this zesty, vibrant high-protein breakfast option. This collagen-boosted green juice won’t necessarily satisfy your sweet tooth, but it will give your digestive system some help via detoxifying herbs like mint and parsley.
Grab-and-go low-carb high-protein breakfast recipes
Don’t have time to sit down to eat breakfast in the morning? Don’t worry—that doesn’t mean you have to skip feeding your body nutrients before your workday begins. Consider these grab-and-go breakfast recipes that keep protein high and carbs low (just the way we like it!).
A healthy breakfast cookie actually does exist! Pack one of these gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and low-carb cookies on your way out the door. Just make sure to have something to wash it all down with—Cold Brew Latte, anyone?
A perfect high-protein breakfast option when you’re in a pinch, these pasture-raised egg bites should become a permanent part of your meal prep routine. Not only do they contain quality fats like Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee, but they also contain collagen protein.
You can’t go wrong with a recipe that contains crispy morsels of bacon, right? Easy to make (and even easier to eat), these muffins fall into the “healthy breakfast” category thanks to the inclusion of fresh ingredients like zucchini, onion, thyme and eggs. Plus, you can kick the protein amount up a notch by including a scoop of flavorless collagen protein.
A donut that contains 15 grams of protein? While it seems almost too good to be true, we promise, it’s not. If you need a convenient breakfast option that will keep you full, you can’t go wrong with this sinfully delicious donut recipe that’s low in natural sugar.
Nostalgic high-protein breakfast dishes
In need of some protein breakfast ideas that will remind you of classic, time-tested favorites? You can still enjoy old-time dishes—with a nutritious twist. Here are some great protein breakfast recipes that offer the best of both worlds.
10. Keto Coffee Cake
Also ideal for brunch, this low-carb cinnamon-flavored cake features a decadent crumb topping made with grass-fed ghee. Just make sure to have collagen protein and Brain Octane Oil on hand, too. (And, definitely do the extra work to make that gooey glaze!)
Pro tip: A freshly brewed cup of Bulletproof The Mentalist, with hints of almond and caramel, is the ideal complement to this spiced, classic cake!
Protein pancakes don’t have to be dry and unenjoyable. Treat yourself to a stack of fluffy, gluten-free flapjacks (smothered in ghee) that won’t have you feeling bloated and weighed down afterward.
Whole-wheat and whole-grain versions of French toast definitely don’t qualify as keto-friendly. But by whipping up a batch of Paleo Coconut Flour Bread, you can enjoy this nostalgic breakfast comfort food without having to worry about overloading on carbs and sugar.
Protein-rich breakfasts for egg lovers
An egg-centric low-carb, high-protein breakfast doesn’t always have to center around an omelet, a frittata or a quiche. Get ready to take your egg-cracking game in another direction with these tasty breakfast plates.
By swapping a few ingredients from this breakfast food classic, you can totally turn your benny keto! A coconut flour-based English muffin (toasted, of course!) serves as the low-carb vessel for slices of smoked salmon and a perfectly poached egg topped with a rich, zesty hollandaise sauce. (Is your mouth watering yet?)
Looking for an alternative to breakfast burritos? This is definitely the dish for you. A pasture-raised egg works wonderfully as a tortilla alternative to keep all the yummy ingredients—including organic bacon, organic sweet potatoes and guacamole—contained.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill bacon-and-eggs dish. However, this recipe has high potential to become a part of your breakfast meal prep routine. By the time the oven finishes doing its thing, you’ll be left with an award-winning baked egg nestled inside a crispy shell of caramelized prosciutto. A side of steamed, buttered asparagus adds a classy touch to your morning.
Creative protein-packed breakfast recipes
Get crafty in the kitchen with these high-protein breakfast ideas you certainly won’t find at your local diner. Ready to flex your culinary skills? Let’s get to work!
If collagen protein cookies or a keto coffee cake doesn’t do the trick, why not have pizza for breakfast? Once your dairy-free, low-carb crust is baked to perfection, let your creativity shine with the toppings. Whether it’s bacon and eggs (yum!) or roasted veggies, you have the freedom to take your breakfast pizza in so many directions!
Salad in the morning? Seriously, don’t knock it till you try it. Once you dig into this low-carb, high-protein breakfast dish, you’ll totally reconsider your stance on forking greens in the A.M.
You can’t talk about breakfast (or brunch) without mentioning avocado toast. Only, this recipe doesn’t rely on the bread typically used in this open-faced breakfast sandwich. A slice of sweet potato “toast” supports the symphony of flavors from the creamy, cilantro-avocado mash, a soft-boiled egg and wild-caught salmon.
High-protein breakfast bowls
Give your body (and eyes) something to look forward to with a bright bowl of tasty goodies to start the day. Check out these high-protein breakfast bowl options that range from savory to sweet.
Although it contains just a few simple ingredients, this paleo breakfast bowl will definitely leave your stomach satisfied. Loaded with micronutrients and full of spice and flavor, your tastebuds will thank you for giving them such an awesome start to the day.
Make sure you have some grass-fed ghee or olive oil on hand for this Bulletproof-backed breakfast. Once you finish cooking the cauliflower rice to your desired doneness, let the frying pan work its magic to unlock every morsel of flavor from the paleo sausages before you assemble your fat-fueled breakfast bowl.
Think of this high-fiber smoothie bowl as a bit of a blank canvas. While it contains quality fats and collagen protein, you can tinker with the ingredients to make it fit your macros. If you’re not a fan of coconut milk, replace it with a low-fat option like almond milk. Want to up the protein a bit? Add a serving of greek yogurt or even some chia seeds. You can also experiment by adding your favorite nut butter for a different flavor element.
Protein-loaded breakfast cereals
Most people don’t think of cereal as a good protein breakfast option. After all, typical boxed cereals contain sugar, additives and preservatives. However, by putting your breakfast plans in Bulletproof’s hands, you can sit down with a spoon in-hand every morning to enjoy a guiltless bowl of goodness.
If you’re looking for an alternative to overnight oats, this recipe will do the trick! Packed with nutrients, antioxidants, protein and quality fats, this grain-free keto oatmeal (sans oats) recipe will provide you with sustained energy to power through your day.
Pancakes and cereal may seem like an odd pairing, but trust me, it totally works! Rather than requiring a fork and knife, you simply need a bowl, a spoon and a good appetite to take down this high-protein breakfast delight. Besides, how can you not get excited about the day when you’re chowing down on mini, keto-friendly pancakes topped with butter? We’re in…
Skip the oats and added sugar for a grain-free alternative to your typical granola recipe. A mixture of nutrient-dense nuts and seeds makes this a superior breakfast option to whatever you’ve been pouring out from a package.
You can even give your granola an added boost by mixing in chopped-up pieces of your favorite collagen protein bar.
Want to learn more about what makes a protein complete? This in-depth guide contains everything you need to know about complete proteins, including why your body needs them.
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