Protein-Packed Breakfast Ideas

stack of banana pancakes with peanut butter

Words By: Margaret Galang, YMF Founder

Protein is an important nutrient for weight loss. Eating adequate protein decreases the hunger-stimulating hormones which can help keep your appetite at bay and reduce cravings. Eating a high-protein breakfast can not only give you the energy you need to start your day, but it can also help you eat less later on by keeping you fuller for longer. Here’s some protein-packed breakfast ideas for you!

Protein Pancakes

1 small banana
1 egg
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 scoop protein powder

30g Greek yoghurt
1 tbsp powdered peanut butter

For the pancakes – blitz together all ingredients and cook! For the sauce – mix ingredients together, adding as much water is needed depending on the consistency you prefer.

Eggs on Toast

1 boiled egg
1/4 cup cottage cheese
1 slice wholemeal toast

Spread cottage cheese over the toast and top with sliced boiled egg. Tip – boiled eggs are a great snack to have on hand, boil up a batch of eggs so they’re always ready to grab when you need them.

Creamy Quinoa Fruit Cup

1/3 cup cooked quinoa
2/3 cup Greek yoghurt
Dash vanilla extract
Dash cinnamon
Fruit of your choice, chopped
10 almonds

Combine quinoa, Greek yoghurt, vanilla and cinnamon in a glass or jar. Top with fruit and almonds.

Mexican Breakfast Wrap

2 eggs
1/4 low fat cheese
1 tbsp salsa
1 small wholemeal wrap

Scramble eggs. Place eggs on the wholemeal wrap and top with cheese and salsa. Roll it up and enjoy!

Protein Breakfast Smoothie

1/3 cup oats
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 small banana
Handful spinach
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
Milk of your choice (amount depends on consistency you prefer)
Raw honey or maple syrup (to sweeten if necessary)


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Margaret Galang