A healthy, protein-packed breakfast fills your belly, fuels your muscles, and energizes your body. But who has time to cook one before work? Heck, you barely have time to grab a granola bar as you sprint out the door.
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Now you can happily hit snooze knowing that there's a delicious, muscle-building meal already waiting for you in the kitchen. Just choose one of the following 5 high-protein recipes to make on Sunday night, and you'll have breakfast ready to go for the rest of the week.
Cranberry Nut Oatmeal
- 5 scoops vanilla whey protein
- 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 2 cups steel cut oats, rinsed
- 5 cups water
- 2 pinches of salt
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk (optional)
Directions: Add cranberries, oats, and water into rice cooker. Turn on rice cooker.
Once the rice cooker has finished, stir in 2 pinches of salt and slivered almonds. When you are ready to eat the oats, remove 1 portion from rice cooker and stir in 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein.
Add unsweetened vanilla almond milk to achieve desired texture (optional).
Ready-to-Blend Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
- 1 banana, cut into slices
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein isolate
- 1/4 cup walnut
Directions: Place the ingredients in a Ziploc bag and store in freezer. When ready to make, dump the ingredients in a blender, add 1 to 2 cups of room-temperature water, and blend. Prep 5 at once in Ziploc bags for breakfast all week.