Best high-protein, low-carb breakfast ideas

Best high-protein, low-carb breakfast ideas


Upgrade your cornflakes with these high-protein, low-carb breakfast ideas that will make the most important meal of the day the most delicious. 

Protein Pancakes

Pancakes are no longer just for pancake day! 

Not only will your #insta grid rejoice, but protein pancakes are also a delicious way to add more protein to your breakfast. Throw your favourite protein powder into a blender and add eggs, a banana and baking powder. 

Heat some coconut oil on a medium heat and use around 2tbsp of batter for each pancake – easy as that! 

If you want to make them even fancier, throw some blueberries into the mix before cooking! 

Quinoa Bowls

Bored of your overnight oats? 

Quinoa bowls are an excellent, high-protein alternative. Experiment with different flavour combinations and find your favourite. 

Smoked salmon

Smoked salmon is not only for fancy dinner parties, but it can also make for a great start to the day! 

Not only is smoked salmon rich in healthy fats, but it is also an excellent source of protein. 

Add some smoked salmon flakes to your scrambled egg to take your brekkie to the next level.  


In a world of fancy pancakes and smoothie bowls, the humble omelette is often forgotten. However, an omelette is a great high protein, low-carb breakfast that can be as fancy or as basic as you want. 

Add some veggies and a bit of cheese, and you’ve got yourself a nutritious and delicious breakfast.

Tofu Scramble

If you follow a plant-based diet, why not try a tofu scramble with veggies?

 Unlike eggs, this can be prepared ahead of time, so it is perfect for those mornings when you’re in a rush. 

Hard-boiled eggs 

Don’t have time to be cooking up a fancy breakfast before work? We feel you. 

Boil up some eggs in advance and keep them in the fridge. They are a great source of protein and make for a really convenient snack when you’re on the go. 

Avocado and chickpea smash 

A great high protein vegan option! 

Smash up some avocado with chickpeas, salt and pepper for a high-protein, high-fibre toast topper. 

Breakfast #inspo 

What are your favourite high-protein, low-carb breakfast recipes? Let us know in the comments below and give some of these a try tomorrow morning. 

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