8 Great Protein-Packed Breakfast Ideas From Instagram’s Finest


Porridge is great. Eggs too. Eggs are great. And granola? That’s great. Really great. Toast? Great. But, just like the start of this paragraph, too much of a great thing can become predictable. A bit samey. A bit, dare we say, dull. Is that how you want to start your day? With plain boredom? We’re guessing no. And we’re going to do something about it.

We’ve scrolled through the Instagram feeds of our favourite fitness-loving bloggers and personalities to pull out the finest, most inventive and convention-breaking breakfast creations that also happened to be crammed with muscle-building protein. That way you not only have something dead exciting to look forward to as you haul yourself out of bed, but you’ll also fuel your sweat session, too.

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We’ve got the classics covered, from good-for-you pancakes and goodness-crammed smoothies, as well as some new and leftfield creations, like the chocolate, fig and almond butter pots that we’re going to kick this tasty list off with right now…

Eat When… You Wake Up With A Sweet Tooth

GUYS! %uD83D%uDC49%uD83C%uDFFC Gooey chocolate, fig, and almond butter pots. %u2764%uFE0F%u2764%uFE0F Jared’s between semesters so this week feels like vacation in the evenings, we’ve been binging TV, eating treat food and doing nothing productive %uD83D%uDE4C%uD83C%uDFFC #best And this is tonight’s treat. I threw stuff in but basically %u2022 4T coconut oil %u2022 4T honey %u2022 1 egg %u2022 1/4C oat flour %u2022 1/4C cocoa %u2022 1/2 tsp baking powder %u2022 good dose of salt. Then baked at 350F about 15 mins. Then topped with leftover chocolate sauce, almond butter, and fresh figs. YEEEEEEES!

A post shared by Kezia and Jared (@thewholefooddiary) on Aug 24, 2017 at 7:11pm PDT

Plucked fresh from husband-and-wife foodie-feed The Whole Food Diary, these gooey chocolate, fig and almond butter pots were created as a dessert treat. But with those fat-free, fibre-rich figs filling you up for longer, and the protein-packed almond butter helping with those workout gains, we can’t help but think it’s a hella good breakfast option too.

Eat When… You’re Running Against The Clock

Weekend sweet treat! Some Greek yoghurt %uD83C%uDF66, fresh berries & oven roasted honey %uD83C%uDF6F & cinnamon glazed pecans with whole rolled oats! Naturally sweet, great source of protein, carbohydrates & it hits the sweet spot! Just over a month until Christmas %uD83C%uDF84 trying to stay on track amidst a array of festive celebration temptations %uD83C%uDF8A%uD83D%uDE0B #Scandi #Fitnessontoast #Fitin3

A post shared by Faya (Fitness On Toast) (@fitnessontoast) on Nov 19, 2016 at 4:41am PST

All the hard work that goes into Swedish personal trainer Fitness On Toast’s very Scandi-style Greek yogurt, fresh berries, rolled oats and cinnamon-glazed honey roasted pecan morning fix can be done the night before, pretty much during the ad breaks of Bake Off. Then, even during your 7.30am freak-out to find your keys and wallet and office door pass and trousers and children and sanity, you can knock this top protein source together in seconds and inhale it, instead of picking up a fatty croissant from Pret on your way in.

Eat When… You’re REALLY Running Against The Clock

Bake once and enjoy a nutritious breakfast all week! I highly recommend trying my easy berry oatmeal bake for #mealprep this week. Recipe link in bio (or FitMenCook.com). Boom. (traducción abajo) Cocina una vez y disfruta de un desayuno nutritivo toda la semana! Les recomiendo probar mi avena al horno con bayas mixtas para desayuno o una merienda esta semana. Enlace para Receta en perfil (o FitMenCook.com). Bum.

A post shared by Kevin [ FitMenCook%u2122 ] (@fitmencook) on Jul 4, 2017 at 1:17pm PDT

If even sitting down for the three minutes it takes to eat the above is impossible, this bake-once and enjoy-all-week beaut from Fit Men Cook should be your grab-and-go solution. Slice it up, bang it in the fridge, and chow down on a portion as you run for the train.

Eat When… You’re Keen On Some Bigtime Brunching

Double tap if you want the video recipe for these incredible spinach and courgette fritters with chorizo %uD83D%uDE0D%uD83D%uDE0D #leanin15 #breakfast #weekend #brunch #thebodycoach #foodie #food #sundaybrunch

A post shared by Joe Wicks #Leanin15 (@thebodycoach) on Jul 30, 2017 at 1:03am PDT

There he is, old Joe Wicks The Body Coach, knocking it out of the park again with his 15-minute creations. We’ve picked out his spinach and courgette fritters with chorizo (100g of the stuff will give you about 25g of protein) from his mega-catalogue of breakfast, lunch and dinner winners, mainly because the spicy Spanish sausage at 10am feels so wrong yet so, SO right.

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Eat When… Your Eggs Need Pimping

Green shakshuka on the weekend agenda %u2714%uFE0F%uD83C%uDF73 thanks to my aunt @carolcotnerthompson for this recipe – sharing this special gem on the blog! %uD83D%uDC9B

A post shared by Lily Kunin (@cleanfooddirtycity) on Feb 24, 2017 at 1:26pm PST

Some of us, like songbirds Dean Martin and Helen O’Connell, are satisfied with boiled or fried when it comes to the humble morning egg. And that’s OK! But Clean Food Dirty City’s Green Shakshuka is better than OK. It’s brilliant. It’s a spinach and avo and chilli and egg masterpiece. All the details on how to make it are right here, and you’ll really wanna make it, if only for the shakshuka-making bragging rights come the Monday morning office chatter.

Eat When… You’re Hankering For Pancakes

||KIMMYS HAPPY PANCAKES %uD83D%uDC9C||Happy Pancake Day team! %uD83E%uDD5E (AKA the BEST day of the year! %uD83D%uDE04) . My favourite healthy, super easy, super quick & tasty “Happy Pancakes” recipe is now up on the #tonewhatyouown blog – link in bio. All you need is: . %u2022 1 Ripe Banana %u2022 2 Eggs %u2022 1 Cup of Oats %u2022 1 Tsp of Coconut Oil %u2022 1 Tsp of Cinnamon %u2022 Blueberries / Rasberries / Almond Butter / Maple Syrup / Coconut Yoghurt – anything you like to top your pancakes with! . Now don’t be shy with those toppings now! %uD83D%uDE4A I’ve used @coyo_uk salted caramel coconut yoghurt, @pipandnut almond butter, raspberries, blueberries & maple syrup on mine – YUM! You can probably guess why they’re called happy pancakes %uD83D%uDE0B . #tonewhatyouown #nutrition #pancakeday

A post shared by Tone What You Own %u2122 %u270C%uD83C%uDFFC%uD83D%uDC9B (@kimhartwell) on Feb 27, 2017 at 11:51pm PST

Never not a good idea, are they? Especially when they’re the super-fast and super-tasty banana pancakes of yoga practitioner extraordinaire Kim Hartwell. We suggest upping the ante with dried apricots and walnuts for some extra protein action, too.

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Eat When… You Feel Like Drinking

Blueberry Avocado and Spinach Power Smoothie is now up on the blog (link in the profile!) #food #foodpic #foodporn #foodstagram #instagood #instafood #instarecipe #instayum #instahealthy #paleo #paleofood #paleolifestyle #primal #primalfood #easy #quick #healthylifestile #healthyeating #cleaneating #cleaneat #eatclean #TheIronYou #glutenfree #yum #dinner #lunch #smoothie #grainfree

A post shared by @miketheironyou on Jun 8, 2015 at 10:49pm PDT

Couldn’t have a list of big breakfast options without a killer smoothie recipe, could we? And triathlete Mike The Iron You’s blueberry, avocado and spinach power smoothie had us rushing out of the fruit and veg aisle and over to our NutriBullet as soon as we caught sight of it. What a winner.

Eat When… You’re A Monster

#breakfast of champions! 14 oz filet, #bacon wrapped, cut in half and placed on a cinnamon raisin bagel, 2 eggs, sharp cheddar with butter! And yes, I eat the other half of the #steak. Post workout breakfast! It’s like a dream #foodporn #gainz #meat #itswhatsfordinner #lunch #andbreakfast #protein #abs #kitchen #muscle

A post shared by Ben Booker (@thebenbooker) on Aug 26, 2017 at 8:36am PDT

Look at it. Incredible. Outrageous. Dangerous. Absolute madness. Nice work, Ben Booker, but we might leave this one to you, pal.


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