Written by: ASN



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Including protein in your first meal of the day is an epic way to fuel your body, support satiety, and replenish your muscles that have been breaking down protein while you're asleep. There is no way around it, really. We NEED protein for every cell in our body, not just for stronger muscles. Protein plays a vital role in repairing and regenerating cells, muscle growth, muscle repair, body system functioning, and more.

If you find breakfast a little unexciting and unfulfilling, keep reading. We've put together some high-protein toast topping recipes to impress your tastebuds and fuel your body! Who doesn't love toast?! Start your new breakfast journey firstly by noting the macronutrients in the bread you are toasting. Different brands and types of bread have different macronutrient amounts, so if you want a little extra protein, opt for light rye, wholemeal option, or bread with added protein.

Strawberry, Chia, and Greek Yoghurt Toast Topper

Yum….ok but yoghurt on toast? YES! Greek yoghurt is generally higher in protein than regular yoghurt; however, if you want to level it up even more, try a protein-rich yoghurt like Yo-Pro!

The perfect creamy and crunchy combo if you wake up with a bit of a sweet tooth. Try adding the following to your morning toast for a vibrant protein-rich breakfast:

1 piece of toasted high-protein bread

2-4 tablespoons of greek or protein-rich yoghurt

50g of strawberries or berries of your choice - hello, vitamin C!

A sprinkle of chia seeds

A drizzle of honey (optional)

Almond Butter and Banana Toast Topper

Full of protein and good fats, almond butter is favoured by many, along with deliciously creamy natural peanut butter- an ingredient so versatile for cooking, smoothies, oats, and of course, toast! Bananas are also another excellent breakfast option due to their high vitamin and mineral content (vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium) and delicious taste, of course! Check out how to make this cafe-worthy breakfast below:

1 piece of toasted high-protein bread

2-4 tablespoons of greek or protein-rich yoghurt

1 tablespoon of almond butter or your favourite nut butter

½ banana

A sprinkle of hemp seeds or chopped pistachio nuts

A pinch of ground cinnamon

Smashed Avo, Tomato, and Egg Toast Topper

If you lean more towards savoury flavours in the morning, we've got you covered! A deliciously nutrient-loaded breakfast filled with protein and healthy fats is going to give you the energy you need to tackle the morning head-on. An average-sized egg contains approximately 6g of protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins like Vitamin A, D, and E. Add avocado to the mix, and you have additional healthy fats that will keep you fuller throughout the day. Check out this mouth-watering toast topper recipe below:

1 piece of toasted high-protein bread

½ an avocado

1-2 poached eggs depending on size

¼ of tomato sliced

A sprinkle of sea salt and cracked pepper

Blueberry, Cottage Cheese, and Chia Toast Topper

Mild in flavour and high in protein, cottage cheese is an easy way to include more protein in your diet while keeping your fat and carb content relatively low. Blueberries are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, phytoflavinoids, and anti-inflammatory properties - a delicious way to pack in extra nutrients and vitamins to fuel your body for the day ahead. Check out the ingredients below for this healthy breakfast:

1 piece of toasted high-protein bread

2-4 tablespoons of your favourite cottage cheese

A handful of blueberries

A sprinkle of chia seeds

A drizzle of rice malt syrup or honey (optional)

As such a versatile option for a nutritious, filling breakfast, high-protein toast combos can be achieved with just about anything from smoked salmon, capers, and cream cheese to hummus and cucumber or ham, cheese, and tomato. The options are endless!