At Free Soul we are constantly looking for simple ways to improve our physical and mental health without drastically changing so many areas of our diet or life that aren't sustainable.
We deserve to feel good and we’re here to give you some tips to help make those small changes each day. This blog is focused on trying to fuel your morning by having a vegan high protein breakfast.
What is a high protein Vegan Diet?
Protein is essential for many bodily processes for example; repairing cells and bones, as well as creating hormones and enzymes. A high protein vegan diet is consuming a large amount of proteins through plant-based foods such as:
- Nuts and seeds
- Vegan protein blends
- Beans, lentils & chickpeas
- Tempeh and Tofu
We don’t always have time to make ourselves chickpea avocado on toast in the morning so, this is where our Vegan organic protein blend comes into play.
You can add this to your morning breakfast smoothie to ensure you’re having enough protein - it's a quick and easy way to get that much needed protein all in one go.
Why is a high protein breakfast recommended?
Sometimes our busy lives can get in the way of reaching our recommended daily macronutrient target. It can be even harder as a vegan to have a vegan high protein breakfast as it requires a lot more preparation and planning in order to have a wide variation of foods to hit those targets.
Protein is one of the hardest macronutrients to hit and, sometimes people won’t have any protein until lunchtime.
So, we are challenging you to focus more on ensuring you have a high protein breakfast before you even leave the house because, the benefits are huge keeping your blood sugar and energy stable to help to regulate your appetite all day - we suggest aiming for 30g of protein in your breakfast. Challenge accepted?
HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN BREAKFAST RECIPES:
At Free Soul we swear by our vegan organic protein powder, so much so, that we add it to pretty much all of our breakfast faves.
Here’s some more inspo for our favourite high-protein vegan breakfast recipes:
1. Apple and Cinnamon Porridge
There’s no better combination than apple and cinnamon, especially on a cold, autumn morning. Get your day off to a warming start with this slightly spiced porridge.
2. Chocolate and Protein Overnight Oats
If you’re a chocolate addict and can’t resist a hit of the good stuff in the morning, these chocolate and protein overnight oats are a great way for a healthy, vegan and high protein chocolate fix.
3. Banana and Blueberry Baked Oats
Baked oats are the perfect vegan breakfast choice for winter mornings when you need an incentive to get out of your cosy bed. These banana and blueberry ones are super tasty and good for you!
4. Breakfast Peanut Butter Protein Cookie
Did you know you can eat cookies for breakfast and still get a healthy, vegan and high-protein start to the day? Bake these peanut butter protein cookies and grab one each morning.
5. Chocolate Protein French Toast
French Toast is the ultimate indulgent breakfast choice. Why not try this chocolate protein french toast recipe at the weekend for a balanced chocolatey treat?!
6. Protein Cereal Clusters
Who needs pre-made boxes of cereal when you can make these protein cereal clusters in bulk, making them an ideal quick breakfast to grab on a busy morning?
7. Protein Breakfast Cookies
These protein breakfast cookies are packed full of healthy and tasty ingredients including almond butter, desiccated coconut, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate chips.
8. Oat and Raisin Breakfast Bars
Technically, these breakfast bars can be eaten at any time of the day (who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner) but we think they’re particularly great in the morning as the ideal high-protein and vegan breakfast.
9. Raspberry and Vanilla Smoothie Bowl
You can mix up the flavours of this recipe for whatever you fancy, just make sure your berries are frozen and that you opt for a high protein yoghurt option.
10. Vegan Protein Pancakes
If you like something sweet in the morning, keep the cravings at bay with these tasty pancakes that will provide you with a protein boost too!
High-protein, plant-based snacks
Not a fan of a full breakfast first thing? Or maybe you've already got your high-protein breakfast recipes under your belt, and instead, you're looking for a high-protein, plant-based snack.
Whether it's a lighter high-protein breakfast or a high-protein mid-morning snack to pick you up, we've got plenty of recipes to keep you going.
We love using a Sunday evening to prep our favourite protein balls, which you can then have as a light-on the go breakfast, or make the perfect snack alongside your 11am coffee. Here are a few more of our fave traybakes and lighter bites…
Benefits of having a high-protein breakfast
Having a high-protein plant-based breakfast at the start of your day is the perfect way to set yourself (and your hormones) up for a successful day.
By adding a scoop of Free Soul’s Vegan Protein Blend to your oats, smoothies or breakfast recipes you’ll help your body to stabilise blood glucose, reduce insulin and keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Plus as a plant-based blend, opposed to whey or animal product, the Free Soul Vegan Protein Blend won't promote insulin resistance, inflammation, or cause issues with digestion.
We challenge you to try increasing your protein intake in the morning! Let us know how you get on sistas…