Protein-Rich Breakfast Hacks
Whatever your fitness goals are, getting enough protein in your diet is essential.
Protein has so many great benefits such as increasing weight loss, enhancing muscle growth, and improving your overall health.
The recommended daily allowance of protein for adults is roughly 0.75 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day, and for those looking for further muscle building will need even more.
However, getting enough protein in your day can be a struggle.
Well, it’s good to know that you’ll probably see the most success by starting your day off with a high-protein breakfast, with studies showing benefits such as a boost in your metabolism and an increase in the burning of fat.
Here are some quick high-protein breakfast hacks to make it just that bit easier for you to pack in that protein and reach your goals:
1) Eggs over cereal.
3 large eggs provide around 18 grams of high-quality protein, with other nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E and selenium. Replacing your cereal with eggs helps boost protein consumption, making you feel fuller and in turn, helping you lose weight and improving overall health.
Why not get creative with your eggs and make a variety of omelettes? Throw in some extra spinach, turkey bacon, chicken or salmon for an extra protein boost. Boiled, poached, fried, scrambled, baked – it’s hard to go wrong.
2) Sneak your protein into your coffee.
Are you one of those who can’t speak to anyone before your morning coffee? If so, try blending some whey protein in with your coffee- making the perfect “Proffee”
Alternatively, start the day off with a nutritious breakfast smoothie and add in your favourite protein powder.
In this same nature, you can also sneak your protein powders into your oats and yoghurts. Or if you’re having Sunday pancakes, replace a third of your pancake mix with protein powder to easily add at least 20 grams of protein.
3) Switch your bread.
If you can’t seem to let go of that slice of toast, try switching to Ezekiel bread, which is a flourless bread made using a variety of sprouted grains such as barley, lentils, and soybeans. It offers far more nutritional value than whole wheat bread and provides roughly 5 grams of protein a slice.
4) Top it all with nuts and seeds!
For those on a vegan diet, be sure to sprinkle nuts like almonds and walnuts and seeds such as chia and pumpkin onto your breakfast to bump up the protein and provide other great nutrients. 20 Almonds can offer 5 grams of protein and chia seeds, often referred to as a “superfood” provides around 4 grams of protein for a handful, including other minerals such as omega-3 fat, antioxidants, and fibre.
For a quick high protein vegan breakfast bowl, make oats with nuts such as almonds, chia seeds and blueberries. Switch the process around with soy yoghurt to make some delicious overnight oats to grab and go.
5) Change your yoghurt to Greek-style.
Greek yoghurt is an excellent source of protein and full of nutrients such as calcium, vitamin B12, zinc, and potassium. It’s a quick and yummy breakfast to have, with up to 18 grams in a breakfast bowl. Pair with fresh berries and a handful of almonds for a delicious, balanced breakfast, keeping you full for hours. Why not add cottage cheese for the perfect protein duo.
Have a go at these hacks and smash your fitness goals.
After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Tag us (@shopkem) if you try any of these hacks.