high protein breakfast recipes

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We all know protein is an essential component for building muscle, but did you know your body also uses it to build bones, cartilage, hair, and skin? We are all busy people, which is why one in four Americans make the mistake of skipping breakfast. Knowing a few quick high protein breakfast recipes helps avoid health problems.

Here are three high protein recipes for busy people on the run.

Quick Protein Breakfast Recipes

How many times a week do we find ourselves rushing out the door on the way to work, school, or a meeting? We all lead busy lives and sometimes that comes at the cost of breakfast—the most important meal of the day. These breakfast recipes all take less than five minutes to prepare and pack a powerful punch of protein and nutrition.

Breakfast burrito

If you’re in a hurry in the morning, but don’t want to skip breakfast you’ve probably stopped at your local fast-food chain for a breakfast burrito. Store bought breakfast burritos are high in sodium and lack valuable nutrition. This recipe can pack over 20 grams of protein and takes five minutes to prepare (the time you would spend waiting in the drive-through).


  • 1/4 -1/2 cup of black beans
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup of quinoa
  • 1 whole grain tortilla
  • 1/2 cup peppers
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • 2 tablespoons of salsa
  • 1/2 of an avocado


Blueberry smoothie

Looking for a high protein breakfast ideas? Look no further than this smoothie recipe. Not only is the prep time less than five minutes, but it’s high in protein and low in fat.


  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop of PCN Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup of walnuts
  • 1 cup of spinach


Combine all the ingredients in the blender until they are creamy. PCN Pro-tip: Add more almond milk to make the smoothie less thick. Unsweetened almond milk is not only full of vitamin E, but it also doesn’t raise blood sugar levels.

PB and Banana Yogurt Parfait 

Athletes aren’t the only people that can benefit from a high protein diet. Protein is the building block for the development of bones, cartilage, hair, and skin. If you’re looking for high protein breakfast ideas for kids, this easy parfait recipe won’t get in the way while you get them ready for school.


  • 1 cup of plain almond or coconut milk based yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • Pinch of cinnamon


PCN Pro-tip: If your child enjoys sweets, add agave nectar or honey instead of sweeteners with hidden sugars.

Add PCN Protein to Your Breakfast

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