3 Protein-Packed Breakfasts That Totally Taste Like Dessert


Women's Health |

By Jessie van Amburg; Photography by Unsplash

Satisfy your sweet tooth and stay full all morning long.

We all know that a healthy breakfast high in protein can fill you up and keep you energised throughout the day. But so many of our favourite morning foods — think pancakes, waffles, cereal and granola — are sadly lacking in the protein department. What’s a girl to do?

We sourced some easy, healthy breakfasts that are low-kilojoule, filled with protein and taste amazing. The best part — all of them contain chocolate. It’s like you’re starting off your day with dessert!

pancakes are just one of the protein-packed breakfasts you can enjoy

Chocolate-Banana Protein Pancakes

Ingredients

— 3/4 cup egg whites
— 1 medium banana, room temperature
— 1 teaspoon baking powder
— 1/2 cup water
— 1 scoop Wazoogles Chocolate Moondust Superfood Protein Shake
— 1 scoop Wazoogles Vanilla Sky Superfood Superfoods Protein Shake
— Cooking spray

Optional: Unsweetened apple sauce

Method

1. Place banana in large mixing bowl and mash.
2. Add egg whites, protein, baking powder.
3. Begin to mix ingredients, gradually adding water until smooth texture.
4. Apply cooking spray on a pre-heated pan. Set stove flame to low-medium.
5. Ladle ingredients into pan creating 10cm circles. Cook on each side until fluffy and slightly browned.
6. Serve with your favourite topping – we enjoy unsweetened apple sauce!

these healthy brownies are just one of the many protein-packed breakfasts you can enjoy

Breakfast Brownies

Ingredients

— 500g chickpeas, drained
— 1 cup semi-sweet non-dairy chocolate chips (or similar)
— 85g organic apple sauce
— 12 tsp egg whites
— ½ tsp baking powder
— 1 scoop Wazoogles Chocolate Moondust Superfood Protein Shake

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease your favourite muffin tin.
2. In a food processor, blend chickpeas, apple sauce, protein and egg whites. Process until smooth. Add baking powder, pulse to blend.
3. Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in microwave for approx. two minutes, stirring every 20 seconds after the first minute, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
4. Add melted chips to mixture. Transfer batter to muffin tin.
5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.

Protein-Balls

Chocolate Breakfast Protein Balls

Ingredients

— 3/4 cup dry-roasted unsalted almonds
— 1/4 cup dry steel-cut oats
— 7 pieces Turkish apricots
— 4 Tbsp raw agave
— 1 scoop Wazoogles Chocolate Moondust Superfood Protein Shake
— 2 tsp Water
— 2 Tbsp flax seed oil
— 2 cups chia seeds

Method

1. Combine almonds, steel cut oats and apricots in food processor. Blend until everything is in small bits. Change to kneading blade and add all liquids and protein shake powder. Mix until ingredients change to a firm consistency. Chill in the fridge for three hours.
2. Once the ingredients are cold and less sticky, use a measuring teaspoon to scoop individual portions and roll them each into a ball.
3. Pour chia seeds into a bowl. Drop each ball into bowl and shake around until the ball is covered. Keep refrigerated and serve cold.

Want more? This weight-loss breakfast tastes like chocolate pudding… We love! Plus: Here are 8 chocolate recipes so delicious you won’t believe they’re healthy.

This article was originally published on www.womenshealthmag.com

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