High Protein – Breakfast Foods

Frequently I get asked what breakfast foods I recommend for an active person. I will post some examples, today I start with one of my favorites.

Oatmeal versions from Austria. Organic porridge either with berries or mixed fruits.
Oatmeal Versions from Austria. Organic Porridge with Berries or Mixed Fruits.

Oatmeal with Banana, Milk and Greek Yogurt

Simply to prep and usually easily available:

Mix some quick cook oatmeal with skim milk, and heat it up (microwave or stove).

Add a cut-up banana and some Greek yogurt to increase the protein amount.

Since you should aim for at least 15-20g of protein per meal, here is a summary of the nutritional benefits you would get out of the 4 ingredients:

Protein/ Carbs Ratio

Oatmeal (1 cup): 6g Protein, 27g Carbs, high in Iron and B6
Banana (1 middle): 1g Protein, 27g Carbs, high in Potassium and B6
Skim Milk (1c): 8g Protein, 12g Carbs, high in Calcium and Vit D
Greek Yogurt (170g): 17g Protein, 6g Carbs, high in Calcium and Vit B12

In total you would get 32g of Protein and 82g of Carbs.

Here a Version With Bananas and Kiwis

This would be ideal as a pre-workout fuel for a long training session. You could also split it up, eat some of it pre-workout, and fuel the rest as your post-workout recovery food.

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