Protein breakfast: tips, ideas and recipes to start the day

Five recipes for a vegan protein breakfast, sweet or savory, to start the day well even if you have little time

La protein breakfast is ideal for start the day on the right foot, because it offers us the energy necessary to face our activities from the moment we wake up.

Breakfast should never be skipped, but having breakfast only with coffee and croissants can worsen our performance and make us feel tired and unconcentrated.

La protein breakfastinstead, it offers us all the nutrients we need and increases the feeling of satiety, avoiding overeating at lunch or resorting to unhealthy snacks a few hours after breakfast.

Let's see some ideas for one protein breakfast in a vegan version, therefore without food of animal origin, to vary the breakfast every day.

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Hummus with chocolate

Chickpea hummus is a sauce made with boiled chickpeas and smoothies, spices and sesame cream. The traditional hummus recipe is therefore salty and the sauce is eaten as an appetizer.

Hummus: the traditional recipe and 5 tasty variations

Nothing prevents you from consuming traditional chickpea hummus even for breakfast, but those who do not like savory breakfast can prepare it in a sweet version, to be spread on a slice of wholemeal bread.

50 grams of boiled chickpeas without salt
a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
a spoonful of brown sugar
a spoonful of vegetable soy drink
a pinch of cinnamon
a pinch of vanilla powder

After placing all the ingredients in the food processor, blend for a few minutes until you get a thick and homogeneous cream.
Chickpea hummus can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for three days, so that you have a ready-made protein breakfast.

Sweet omelette without eggs

La omelette without eggs it is a kind of farinata that is prepared with chickpea flour and water. Seasonal vegetables are then added to the batter, as for the normal omelette.

Note how farifrittata, the omelette without eggs can also be eaten for breakfast in its classic savory version, or in the sweet version.

Even the omelette without eggs can be prepared in advance, like hummus, and stored in the refrigerator for a few days: it is also good cold, it is not necessary to reheat it.

125 grams of chickpea flour
250 milliliters of vegetable drink (soy, oats, coconut)
three tablespoons of sugar
50 grams of dark chocolate
50 grams of toasted hazelnuts
a pinch of vanilla

Mix the chickpea flour and the vegetable drink using a whisk, until you get a smooth, lump-free batter. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix. Add the coarsely chopped hazelnuts and chocolate, mix again and cook for 20-30 minutes in the oven at 180 ° C.

Soy yogurt, muesli and fruit

A classic for sweet protein breakfast is it soy yogurt. Choose one natural and place it in a glass alternating two tablespoons of soy yogurt with seasonal fruit cut into small pieces and muesli.

How to make soy yogurt at home

Smoothie with tofu and berries

As an alternative to yogurt, the protein breakfast can include a smoothie, to be prepared in a few minutes with tofu and fruit. Just blend a cup of berries (blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) with a glass of soy drink and 50 grams of tofu.

15 recipes for tasty and healthy smoothies

Tofu, wash and night

An idea for a salty protein breakfast to prepare in a few minutes, therefore perfect even if you have little time available in the morning.


70 grams of tofu
a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
a spoonful of sage leaves
a small pear
20 grams of walnuts

Sauté the diced tofu with the oil and finely chopped sage until golden on the surface. Add the walnuts, the diced pear and leave on the stove for two minutes.
Serve with a slice of wholemeal bread.

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