7 Easy Ways To Add Vegetarian Protein To Your Breakfast

7 Easy Ways To Add Vegetarian Protein To Your Breakfast

7 Easy Ways To Add Vegetarian Protein To Your Breakfast
A typical breakfast made of juice, cereal, toast and milk is high in carbohydrates and not the best balanced way to start the day.

Adding protein to your breakfast is beneficial to both adults and children whether you follow a vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian or omnivore diet.

Eating more lean protein in the morning helps regulate glucose levels. This generates optimal cognitive function throughout the day improving children’s concentration. A better control of sugar level also helps both reduce your risk of developing diabetes and increase your level of energy. A healthy breakfast is also your answer to better weight control as protein keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Here  are 7 easy ways to add vegetarian proteins to your breakfast and supercharge your day:

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Bread

Ditch white bread and switch to wholemeal, multigrain bread which contains on average 50% more protein. You can also buy some high protein bread in supermarkets. Whenever I am at Gail’s I get their quinoa bread.

If you fancy making your own bread (it is easier than you think and you do not need a bread machine) try to experiment with different type of flour such as spelt, quinoa, kamut adding seeds and or nuts. Here are some recipes ideas

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Yogurt

Yogurt is versatile at breakfast, you can have it with fruits, cereals, nuts or add it to smoothies. However, if you are looking to add more protein then switch to greek yogurt, cottage cheese or quark. They have almost twice a much protein than regular yogurt.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Protein Smoothie

Juice or smoothie are popular choices for the morning. Adding silken tofu will turn your breakfast drink into a silky protein powerhouse. A protein smoothie is also a healthy post-workout choice.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Nut Butter

Nut butters are delicious and relatively easy to make.  Spread some peanut butter on your toast instead of butter and get a whooping 4g of protein per tablespoon.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Seeds
Sprinkle seeds & nuts on fruits, yogurt or cereals.

Nuts and seeds contain on average 15-25g of protein per 100g plus healthy monosaturated fat and fibre.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Tofu Scramble

If you like cooked breakfast, tofu scramble is a low-fat and cholesterol-free alternative to eggs. Straightforward to cook you can mix your favourite vegetables, herbs and spices.

 

7 Easy Ways To Add Protein To Your Breakfast - Cereal

Forget your old box of cereals! Some brands are loaded with sugar and salt. Make your own porridge, oatmeal or granola.

Try adding quinoa or chia seeds, both high in protein and healthy nutrients. Overnight oatmeal makes a nice change from porridge. It can be prepared the night before and are perfect in you are in a hurry or need to eat breakfast on-the-go.

 

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4 Responses to 7 Easy Ways To Add Vegetarian Protein To Your Breakfast

  1. Kerry July 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Always great to get meatless protein ideas! Recently read another good article that gave good meatless suggestions as well: http://magazine.siansplan.com/meat-free-sources-of-protein/

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