We all want to have our cake and eat it too. In a perfect world, we could eat soft; gooey, delectable cinnamon rolls drizzled with creamy sugar frosting, every morning, and meanwhile, retain a perfectly built six-pack of abs. That would truly be, “living the dream.” Fortunately for you, despite overindulging in delicious breakfast foods and the risk of gaining uncontrollable rolls of your own, there are tons of healthy breakfast ideas and lean breakfasts that you can eat and still stay on track to the body goals you want to achieve. We’ll share a couple of our favorite healthy protein breakfast ideas to satisfy your cravings and help you build the body you want.
When you’re trying to stay lean and gain muscle mass, there are a couple of important things to remember before you prepare a delicious lean breakfast.
1. DON’T OVEREAT Listen to your body and eat until you’re full. Don’t eat until you hate yourself and can’t move. That’s a quick and sure way to gain extra body fat that you don’t want and don’t need.
2. EAT PROTEIN & FUNCTIONAL CARBS Make sure you get a large amount of protein and functional carbs with your meal. Your goal should be around 25-30 grams of protein for breakfast.
1. Protein Pancakes With Vanilla Protein Frosting
No, I’m not kidding. Despite popular belief, you can now enjoy pancakes that taste great and that are actually good for you, absolutely guilt-free. Here’s what you’re going to need.
Whey Vanilla Isolate
Organic unbleached white flour
For the complete recipe and how to make these mouthwatering silver dollar dreams, here it is.
Remember, you can also substitute or add ingredients to make these pancakes exactly how you want them such as (chocolate chips, banana, pumpkin, cinnamon, apples, etc)
2. Berry Vanilla Greek Yogurt Cobbler
Greek Yogurt is one of the best foods you can eat to help you lose weight and gain lean muscle mass. Not to mention, you get a breakfast that tastes like grandmas berry pie, that’s also packed full of probiotics to help your digestive system, and immune health and cut body fat. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Whey Vanilla Isolate
BlackBerries, Raspberries, Blueberries
Vanilla, Almond Granola
3. Eggs, Bacon, & Avocado
Simple, yet delicious, this staple basic breakfast is packed full of protein and healthy Omega 3 fats, to keep you lean and full of the nutrients you need to pack on muscle.
Three Strips of Bacon
Half an avocado
4. Blueberry Protein Oatmeal
If you’re thinking about the bodybuilding breakfast of eggs white and oatmeal, think again. Add a scoop of Vanilla or Chocolate Whey Isolate and your oatmeal will taste like a delicious bowl of oatmeal cookie dough. If you want to optimize your gains, add some unflavored Glutamine to optimize recovery and Kre-Alklayn for increased endurance before you hit the gym.
Whey Protein Isolate (Chocolate, Vanilla, Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter)
Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides
Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
5. Protein Peanut Butter Smoothie
Protein shakes are great for a lean breakfast, but unfortunately, a little bit of protein powder and water in the morning will only keep satisfied and full for so long. Add a few ingredients to turn your shake, into a power-packed smoothie.
6. Steak & Egg Tacos
This is a lean protein breakfast that starts with the cut of tender meat in the morning, drizzled with the sweetness of pineapple salsa, and wrapped in a toasty whole wheat tortilla that will make anyone’s mouth water. Throw some eggs for some more added protein, or substitute the steak for chicken, or turkey. Whatever you prefer, you really can’t go wrong with this one.
4oz. sirloin steak
Whole Wheat Tortilla
7. Clean Carbs
Swolverine’s Clean Carbs take the cake when it comes to a lean, healthy, delicious, and convenient breakfast. You need complex carbohydrates to build more muscle mass, optimize body composition, and burn more body fat. One scoop of Swolverine’s Clean Carbs is made with 100% complex carb superfoods, sweet potatoes, yams, oats, and blueberries. Add a quick scoop to your shaker in the morning with water, or milk alternative of choice.
1 scoop Swolverine Clean Carbs
4oz of water
2oz of Milk, Nut Milk, Oat Milk
8. Smoked Salmon & Protein Bagel
A bagel? I know, it sounds crazy, but hear me out. Pay attention to the nutrition facts on the back of a sourdough bagel and you’ll be in shock. Besides a large number of carbs, you’ll also see a sizeable portion of protein. My personal favorite is from Sacramento Baking Company, which boasts a hefty 20 grams of protein per bagel. Stack that with some fresh-cut salmon and Greek yogurt protein cream cheese, and we’re talking 40 grams of protein and a solid breakfast of gains.
Garlic Cheese Protein Bagel
4oz Salmon Lox
Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese
Slice of tomato
9. Sweet Potato & Blueberry Cobbler Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a great lean breakfast to gain lean muscle. Packed with protein and healthy functional carbohydrates, overnight oats are an easy and convenient way to start your morning with a delicious and filling treat. Just mix all the ingredients the night before and stick them in the fridge.
1/4 Cup Flax & Chia Mix
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