The Right Breakfast for Building Muscle

If you’re working out hard, you need a protein-rich breakfast to build muscle and help you recover from your workouts. Most people don’t have much time for preparing elaborate breakfasts, so what can you make that’s fast and full of protein? Read on for some ideas…

Hard-boiled eggs and Ezekiel bread

Eggs are one of the best sources of protein power you can get. They’re portable and convenient, and contrary to some beliefs, it’s no problem if you eat the yolks. Hard boil 3 extra-large eggs the night before and eat with 2 slices of Ezekiel bread for a satisfying breakfast that will keep you fuller for longer and help build lean muscle.

Greek yogurt

Another food packed with protein is Greek yogurt. For a quick and delicious protein-filled breakfast, combine 1 cup of yogurt, ½ cup of steel-cut oats and a dash of vanilla extract the night before. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy with berries or other fruit.

Protein-packed oatmeal

This all-in-one-bowl breakfast is quick and easy to prepare. Simply combine ½ cup of quick-cooking oats, 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 teaspoon of natural sweetener, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ½ cup of almond milk. Microwave for 1 minute.

Egg and Veggie Scramble

If you’ve got a few minutes, you can whip up a batch of scrambled eggs using 3 eggs, ¼ cup of low-fat shredded cheese, and vegetables such as mushrooms, onions, spinach, peppers, and tomatoes. Season well and serve with salsa.