Breakfast is the most important and, arguably, the most delicious meal of the day. Although the first thing that comes to mind when we hear breakfast is typically eggs, there are plenty of high protein and healthy breakfast options that don’t require eggs. Try some of these egg-less breakfast ideas to change up your morning meal!

FANCY TOAST

Why settle for boring toast when you can make it extra fancy and nutritious? Try topping
a slice of whole wheat bread with cream cheese, cucumber and some salmon for a tasty breakfast. If salmon isn’t your style, hop on board the avocado toast train. Spread mashed avocado on your toasted bread and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Hummus toast is another excellent source of protein and easy to make. Just spread hummus on sprouted wheat bread and add on 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds and 1 tablespoon of unsalted sunflower seeds for 19 grams of protein!

VEGAN FRENCH TOAST

Eggs aren’t necessary for this delicious French toast. You will need slices of day-old ciabatta bread, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of millet flour, 1 tablespoon of yeast, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1⁄4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. Whisk the flour, yeast, nutmeg, cinnamon, almond milk and maple syrup together. Place the bread in a shallow dish and then cover the bread in the mixture. Flip the bread so that both sides are evenly coated. Then place the bread into the pan and cook for a few minutes on each side. You can serve this with fresh fruit and turkey bacon! Enjoy your egg-less breakfast!

GREEN PROTEIN POWER BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Are you looking for a quick and healthy breakfast you can take on the road? This five- minute nutrient-rich smoothie will keep you satisfied until lunch. All you have to do is put 1 frozen banana, 1⁄2 cup chopped mango, 1 to 2 large handfuls of baby spinach, 1⁄4 cup pumpkin seeds (no shell), 2 tablespoons of hemp hearts and one cup of almond milk in a blender until it has a smooth consistency.

CHERRY OVERNIGHT OATS

Don’t have time to make your breakfast in the morning? Try these overnight oats that are so easy to make and have 25 grams of protein. All you need is 1⁄2 cup rolled oats, one cup of plain yogurt, 1⁄3 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1⁄4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 20 almonds and 1 tablespoon of dried tart cherries. Combine all the ingredients in an airtight container, without the almonds, and place in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, add the almonds on top and serve the delicious oats cold!

VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA PROTEIN PANCAKES

Start your weekend off right with a delicious pancake breakfast rich in protein. For these pancakes, you’ll need to blend 1 cup of gluten-free oats and then add in 1 ripe banana, 1⁄4 cup peanut flour, 1 cup dairy-free milk, 1 tsp of maple syrup and two scoops (each of 20g) of your favorite protein powder. Blend the ingredients and then place them in a nonstick frying pan. Flip the pancakes over when each side is thoroughly cooked and serve with fresh fruit!

by Julie Walter