Whether you’re a long-time practicing vegan or new to the plant-based world, it’s essential to open up your mind and mouth to flavors that satisfy the palate and foods that check all the nutrient boxes. As vegans and plant-based eaters exclude all foods that originate from animals (meat, seafood, poultry, dairy, eggs, and in some cases honey), it can make getting enough protein a bit of a challenge. Our high-protein vegan breakfasts provide the perfect jump start with enough flavorful variety to meet any vegan warrior’s nutritional needs.
So how can you make plant-based proteins work for you? Getting enough protein in the morning is known to decrease overall appetite and cravings, which is both helpful for weight maintenance, loss, and overall healthy living. However, as many of us may know first hand, finding breakfasts that are tasty, nutritionally sound, and filling is hard enough as is.
We’re here to take the legwork out of nutrition and set you on the path of headache-free eating with our high-protein vegan breakfasts. Enjoy complete proteins, inspiring ingredient ideas, and sweet and savory palate pleasers.
7 high-protein vegan breakfast ideas from 8fit
The first thing we recommend is mixing and matching different sources of plant-based amino acids to start the day off on the right foot. Focus on these high-protein vegan breakfast ingredients: organic soy (tofu), legumes (beans), grains (whole grains), seeds and nuts and compliment them with higher protein vegetables and fruits. These 8fit app recipes provide your body with nutritionist-approved levels of protein.
Green Smoothie Power Bowl
This drink turned breakfast bowl was created by one of our favorite vegan bloggers, The Colorful Kitchen. It radiates a rainbow of vibrant colors due to the healing phytonutrient content. A blend of berries, mango, and spinach topped with healthy fats from the flaxseed and coconut will keep your heart healthy and your brain happy. Simply blend the fruits and spinach with almond milk, protein powder, and sprinkle your favorite tasty toppings.
Chunky Sesame Banana Smoothie
You’ll want to yell, “Open sesame!” when you encounter this mouth-watering Chunky Sesame Banana Smoothie. Combine sesame seeds, banana, cocoa powder, peanut butter, almond milk, and protein powder to make this silky smoothie. It’s gusto in a glass to get your day going with all the nutrients you’ll need — iron from sesame seeds, protein and healthy fat from the peanut butter and protein powder.
Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Sandwich
No eggs needed for this avo toast! Chickpeas are chock full of plant-based protein, making for a quick and easy high-protein vegan breakfast at the ready. This breakfast requires zero cooking, so is perfect for those with limited cooking facilities. Choose whole grain bread and toast it if you like, then smash the chickpeas and avocado together in a bowl, add a generous dollop of the mixture onto the toast, and season as desired. That’s it!
Roasted Oats with Berries & Extra Nuts
Most of the protein in this roasty, toasty breakfast comes from its healthy grains. To make this even more protein-packed, add 1 tablespoon of nut butter or 1 tablespoon of chopped nuts. Lightly pan roast the oats, sunflower seeds, and coconut then grab your favorite hygge inspired bowl and get cozy with some warm almond milk and spicy cinnamon.
Warm & Crunchy Chickpeas
This one is for all of the warm and savory breakfast lovers out there. Heat a pan with a bit of high smoke point oil, chop up your favorite vegetables (we recommend onion, spinach, and bell peppers) and add them with some drained chickpeas to the pan. Cook till ingredients are heated through. Top with sunflower seeds for added crunch and seasonings for taste.
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Not enough time to make breakfast in the mornings? No worries, make life a little easier by prepping your brekkie the night before. Add your favorite non-dairy milk alternative to the oats, chia, ground flaxseed, raisins, and shredded carrots, with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg to season. Fill a glass jar with the mixture, and place in the fridge — and voila breakfast served next day. The ingredients will soften overnight, delivering a creamy and satiating breakfast to grab-n-go.
Blueberry Flax Quinoa
Quinoa for breakfast? Definitely! This multi-purpose power grain is protein-rich and fiber-filled, so you’ll start your day off with long-lasting energy. Topped with antioxidant-rich blueberries and omega 3 in the flaxseeds — you’ve got a meal that’ll get the seal of approval from any health professional. Rinse the quinoa, lightly toast them in a pan, add almond milk, then cook until the liquid is absorbed. Top with blueberries, flaxseeds, and cinnamon to enjoy!
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