7 High-Protein On The Go Breakfast Recipes (2024)

If eating breakfast is always a challenge, and you find yourself scrambling to get out the door on time, you need these seven high-protein grab-and-go breakfast recipes! And, if you’re thinking to yourself, ‘but I just don’t have time’ — we get it. Breakfast can be tricky for all of us. It may be the last thing on our endless to-do list of things we have to do before we head out the door.

But, here’s the thing. Unless you are intentional about intermittent fasting, and it’s a regular part of your wellness routine, skipping breakfast may not be the best thing for your fitness goals, or even your health. You may just be doing it by default because you simply run out of time, but there’s a reason this morning meal has been deemed the most important meal of the day. According to research, breakfast has been shown to boost energy, concentration, productivity, and even weight loss.

Read on to learn about how on-the-go breakfast recipes can completely change your breakfast game. These recipes are high in protein and full of superfoods to nourish your body all morning long.

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#1 Peso & Parmesan Breakfast Egg Muffins

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Take your standard egg breakfast and turn it into the perfect on-the-go option with these FitOn PRO Pesto & Parmesan Breakfast Egg Muffins. Egg muffins are satiating, high in protein, low in carbs, and make for a no-stress morning. You can make a big batch of veggie egg muffins, keep them in the freezer, and have a healthy breakfast ready on the go. Plus, egg muffins are a great way to pack in some veggies to start your day.

Ingredients:

  • 12 eggs

  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped

  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

  • ¼ cup pesto

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste

Directions

Step #1:Start by preheating the oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin with oil.

Step #2: Add the eggs to a large mixing bowl and whisk well. Season with salt and pepper and add the chopped spinach, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan cheese.

Step #3: Pour the egg mixture into the muffin tins, filling halfway.

Step #4: Add 1 teaspoon of pesto to each egg muffin.

Step #5: Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the muffins are set and cooked through.

Step #6:Enjoy as an easy on the go breakfast!

#2 Protein-Packed Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

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Nothing says on the go like a smoothie. We love smoothies because A, they are easy, and B, you can pack in tons of nutritional value. It’s super easy to just toss a ton of nutritional goodness into your blender, blend, and go. Greens, superfoods, healthy fats, you name it!

Best of all, you can customize smoothies for any diet or eating preference. Going dairy-free? Use a plant-based base like almond, oat, or cashew milk. Want to boost the protein content? Toss in a scoop of protein powder or extra spoonful of nut butter.

Try making a protein-packed superfood breakfast smoothie to supercharge your morning and help you stay full until lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Directions:

Step #1: Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Step #2: Enjoy on the go!

#3 Breakfast Bento Box

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You know those protein boxes you can find at Starbucks while you wait in line for your morning latte? While these are a great idea, they can quickly rack up the weekly Starbucks budget. To save yourself money, you can make these yourself. And, this is another easily customizable option! Swap the cheese for single-serve nut butter packets, pack two egg muffins instead of hard-boiled eggs, or trade your fruit for veggie sticks and hummus.

But if you do find yourself in that Starbucks line, here are the healthiest menu items to order!

Ingredients:

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • ½ cubed avocado
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp. almonds
  • 6 organic grass-fed cheese cubes (omit if dairy-free)

Directions:

Step #1: Add everything to a bento-style box, or food container.

Step #2: Take with you as you head out the door to enjoy on the go!

#4 Protein-Packed Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats make a delicious and convenient way to start your day. While generally high in carbs, you can balance the complex carbs with some protein and healthy fat. Here’s a recipe that may quickly become your go-to.

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Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • Sliced banana, 1 Tbsp. raw cocoa nibs & 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut for serving

Directions:

Step #1: Add the rolled oats, almond milk, and chia seeds to a glass jar and mix well.

Step #2: Stir in the almond butter, raw honey, and protein. Set in the fridge overnight, and top with the sliced banana, raw cocoa nibs, and shredded coconut in the morning.

#5 Vanilla Chia Pudding

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Chia pudding is another ideal on the go breakfast option that makes eating pudding healthy. You can add in some protein for a delicious and filling breakfast treat.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, 1 Tbsp. raw cocoa nibs, 1 Tbsp. almond butter for serving

Directions:

Step #1: Add the almond milk, chia seeds, and protein to a glass jar and whisk well.

Step #2: Set in the fridge overnight, and top with the walnuts, raw cocoa nibs, and almond butter before enjoying.

#6 Peanut Butter Bliss Protein Balls

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This FitOn PRO breakfast recipe is low in sugar, full of protein and healthy fats, and made with a few simple ingredients. Swap peanut butter for your favorite nut or seed butter and add in any additional flavors you’d like (think: cacao nibs, chopped nuts, or hemp seeds).

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1 scoop protein powder

  • ½ cup shredded coconut

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch sea salt

Directions:

Step #1: Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together.

Step #2: Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes and then roll into bite-sized rounds. Set in the freezer for 20 minutes before enjoying.

Step #3: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

#7 Protein-Rich Blender Banana Bread

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Banana bread for breakfast — a must! Despite tasting like an indulgent treat, this FitOn PRO Protein Banana Bread is a nutritious choice that’s totally acceptable for breakfast (and highly recommended!). Prep ahead of time, then simply slice, grab, and go — perfect for busy mornings!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 banana, ripe
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, to grease
  • Almond butter, to serve

Directions:

Step #1: Preheat the oven to 160°C or 320°F and lightly grease a loaf pan with coconut oil.

Step #2: Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.

Step #3: Pour or spoon the mixture into the loaf pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the banana bread is cooked through and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step #4: Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Step #5: Slice and enjoy with a slab of almond butter or toppings of choice!

Don’t Let a Lack of Time Be the Reason You Skip Breakfast

For most of us, life is crazy busy. Mornings can be a mad rush, and breakfast may be the last thing on the priority list. However, you don’t want to skip breakfast each morning only to feel irritable with low blood sugar by the time 10 AM comes around.

Make a few tweaks by prepping some breakfast options the night before. It will be a total game-changer to be able to just grab and go as you head out the door to work.

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