As I told you in the previous posts I prefer to eat savory protein-packed meals for breakfast because they reduce my sugar cravings tremendously. I hardly eat any sweets these days except fruits and nuts
They are mostly savory as I think any sweet meal can cause your blood sugar rises too high especially if it’s your first meal. Even if I want something sweet in the morning I usually eat a savory high protein meal first. And a little bit later I can then enjoy some sweet healthy treats (like homemade protein balls, bars, chia puddings etc. Or even something unhealthy. Life happens, you know 😀 )
These high protein vegan breakfast recipes are perfect for vegans (no animal products used), athletes (as contain lots of nutrients), girls with PCOS and people who want to lose weight (these savory nutrient-dense meals make you eat less sugar and overall calories). Win-win!
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High protein vegan breakfast #1. Tempeh hash
Tempeh is an amazing product as it contains a lot of protein and probiotics (that are beneficial for your digestion and gut health). The first time I tried tempeh I hated it as it was too bitter. So it’s important to find a brand that is high quality and has a great taste.
I would use a little bit less potatoes for this recipe as I really concern about insulin spikes. But anyway, this recipe is healthy and delicious. Make sure to give this a try!
High protein vegan breakfast #2. Chickpea pancakes
I find this high protein vegan breakfast recipe a little bit tricky as I am too bad with dough (don’t know why but it seems we are just not meant to be together, haha) but if you excel in creating these crepes you will have an amazing protein-packed alternative to regular crepes/pancakes.
I really love chickpeas for their delicious taste and high protein content. But they also very healthy as they contain iron, calcium, different vitamins and fiber. So I highly recommend you to try these crepes!
High protein vegan breakfast #3. Quinoa bean burritos
Quinoa is one of my recent favorites. When I used to live in Russia we didn’t have quinoa available so I just wasn’t familiar with this awesome food. But now I often use it in my recipes.
Quinoa is almost a superfood. It is very high in fiber and protein, gluten-free, and has a low Glycemic Index which, again, is good for you. It also contains a complete protein which means you will get all the essential amino acids. Besides, I find that quinoa is very versatile. You can easily use it for both sweet and savory meals.
What I love about this recipe is that it is very filling. It consists of quinoa, beans, hemp seeds (so much protein!), avocado and veggies. Just GOODNESS!
Thy these savory vegan burritos and I will share a sweet quinoa bowl recipe in the next section.
High protein vegan breakfast #4. Cauliflower lentil cakes
Lentil is another favorite food of mine. Unlike most other beans it is more gentle for your stomach (it’s especially important when you are just starting a
As for the cauliflower, it’s healthy low-calorie food that also contains antioxidants and has anti-cancer properties. So it’s a good idea to incorporate cauliflower in your diet.
I think that these lentil cakes are the best when combines with hummus and fresh veggies. Or you can sauté some vegetables, then add avocado and tomato salsa. DELICIOUS!
High protein vegan breakfast #5 Sweet quinoa bowl
As I promised, I’m sharing with your another quinoa recipe but now it’s sweet. This amazing high protein vegan breakfast includes blueberries (rich in antioxidants!), peanut butter (protein and healthy fats!), yogurt (healthy probiotics for your gut) and, of course, quinoa.
Sometimes instead of yogurt, I add rice or almond milk. This way it becomes something like cereal. And I usually don’t use maple syrup for breakfast but you can always add some if you love your meals to be sweet enough.
High protein vegan breakfast #6. Spanish omelette
This is an absolutely mouth-watering recipe. But if I make it for breakfast I use cauliflower instead of potatoes (even though I love them to the moon and back). Potatoes have a high glycemic index (GI) and raise your glucose levels that again may lead to sugar cravings.
If you don’t have any issues with glucose and insulin then I think it’s totally ok to use the original ingredients. But for girls with PCOS like me, I would recommend use cauliflower instead (or at least 50% potatoes and 50% cauliflower).
High protein vegan breakfast #7. Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos
I always get excited when I hear the word “Teriyaki” as it reminds me about Japanese cuisine and I freaking love it! But this recipe combines together Japanese and Mexican ideas.
This recipe calls for tempeh but you can also use tofu or seitan. What’s even better is that you can add to these tacos everything you have at home – any leftovers will work pretty good. I also prefer to add avocado as it makes everything taste delicious and it contains healthy fats.
High protein vegan breakfast #8. Stuffed avocados
This recipe is definitely keto-inspired. It contains a lot of healthy fats from avocado. Avocado is an
Anyway, these avocado boats are really yummy and tender. At the same time, this breakfast is quite light so it’s the best idea if you don’t feel hungry in the morning.
High protein vegan breakfast #9. Quiche cups
How cute are these quiches! I know that many people love muffins for breakfast so you may find this recipe suitable for you. Yes, they are not sweet, but you still enjoy the tender texture and amazing flavor.
I definitely try to vary this high protein vegan breakfast by adding different vegetables all the time. You can use onions, bell peppers, corns, tomatoes, cauliflower or broccoli. Sometimes I add just a little bit of baked potatoes for an extra taste.
High protein vegan breakfast #10. Scrambled tofu tacos
My relationship with tofu often has ups and downs. I used to eat lots of this product earlier, especially when tried to lose weight (as tofu is very rich in protein and low in calories). Then I started to learn more about PCOS and decided to eliminate tofu. So recently I am mostly soy-free.
But from time to time it’s great to make some scrambled tofu with veggies. Though you can use tempeh or chickpea dough to create a similar texture and taste.
This is all for today’s post. Of course, there are lots of other high protein vegan breakfast ideas but these are the perfect for me as they cover all my needs – relatively low in carb, high in protein and healthy fats, have a
You may also find useful my post with “Vegan meal prep ideas”.
I hope you like this collection of high protein vegan breakfast recipes. Please let me know if you want to see more. I am thinking about creating similar collections of weight loss recipes. Would you be interested in this content?
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