Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, and getting a well-rounded, protein-rich breakfast will always be the move. One thing I can tell you from experience is that eating a high-protein breakfast will improve the quality of the food choices you make throughout the day. Protein is essential for blood sugar stabilization, because it takes your body more time and energy to digest and absorb than any other macronutrient, providing a steady source of energy. When your blood sugar is stable, you won’t ride the sugar roller-coaster all day and you’ll be more likely to make better choices when it comes to meals – balanced plates, with protein, fat, and carbs. If you’re looking for more in-depth information and education around high-protein meals and nutritionally balanced plates, check out my NYT Bestselling cookbook with 110+ healthy recipes: Rachael’s Good Eats.
I make a smoothie nearly every morning for breakfast. Smoothies are so fast, so delicious, and packing in a ton of nutrients is easy – not to mention all of my smoothies have at least 30 grams of protein. Click here for all my go-to smoothie recipes.
Peaches & Cream Smoothie
Frozen peaches make this smoothie fruity and delicious and an optional addition, but also highly recommended to add an extra moment of joy in your day, use a spoon and add some of the extra coconut cream in smaller circles to the inside of your glass to make little smoothie clouds. Click here for the recipe.
My Everyday Glow-To Smoothie
True to its name, this high-protein and nutritionally balanced smoothie has been a longtime *glow-to* in my smoothie rotation. Click here for the recipe.
PB & Raspberry Smoothie
This peanut butter and raspberry smoothie checks all the boxes of a well-balanced meal and delivers all the best flavor – it brings me right back to eating a PB&J every single day of my childhood. And did I mention it’s only 7 ingredients? Click here for the recipe.
High-Protein Egg Breakfasts
Even though smoothies are my go-to breakfast, eggs are always on heavy rotation. I always think of eggs as nature’s multivitamin – they are packed with so many essential nutrients and vitamins. I love eggs as a mid-morning meal, and often for lunch. Click here for my go-to egg recipes.
High-Protein Breakfast Burrito
I’m so hooked on this high-protein, super quick meal and I just know it’s going to transport you to a healthy cafe without ever having to leave your kitchen. Click here for the recipe.
High-Protein Egg & Sausage Breakfast Bowl
Not only can you dress this bowl up with any toppings that you desire, but it’s all over a bed of lettuce which gives this meal the same nutritional value as a salad, but way more flavor! Click here for the recipe.
Dippy Tomato Egg Skillet
For mornings when you have more time, this is a must-make: dippy eggs, marinara sauce, bell peppers and all the nourishing seasonings and toasty sourdough bread for dipping. And made in one pan? It’s the easiest and most delicious way to elevate your brunch game, if you ask me. Click here for the recipe.
High-Protein Baked Goods
For the mornings that you need something warm and cozy but still delicious and high in protein? I’ve got you covered.
High-Protein Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oats
Trust me when I say these baked oats are a real game changer to warm you up and provide a great source of protein to start the day thanks to some of the key ingredients like oats, eggs and protein powder. Click here for the recipe.
Easy 20-Minute Paleo Granola
If there’s one thing you’re guaranteed to find in my fridge most often, it’s a batch of my easy 20-minute paleo granola. Serve over high-protein yogurt or a smoothie for a perfect breakfast! Click here for the recipe.