High Protein Vegan Breakfast + Nutristrength GIVEAWAY

Whether you looking for a delicious quick and easy high protein vegan breakfast option or you haven’t even thought about adding more protein to your breakfast before, this post will be great for you

healthy chocolate and beetroot breakfast

Why a high protein breakfast?

It is important that we eat protein regularly because it’s the building block of our cells and cannot be stored in the body. It’s likely that you’re already eating enough protein to support your body (check out this article by Laura Thomas PhD). But interestingly, there might be another reason to be thinking about how and when you eat protein; eating a high protein meal could help to make you feel fuller than if you ate a low protein meal. It’s suggested that if we feel fuller we are then less likely to snack soon after our meal.

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but my breakfasts tend to be quite carbohydrate heavy. For example, my favourite banana porridge with warm berries has around 96g of carbohydrates and 15g of protein.  So I have decided to play around with adding more protein to my breakfast to see if it has an effect on how hungry I am during the morning.

I love doing these little experiments with myself. I think that if you want to make large changes to your diet or have a health condition then it is good to see a nutritionist or other qualified professional, but since I am generally healthy I don’t see the harm in this little experiment.

Nutristrength Vegan Protein Review

For this recipe I have used Nutristrength pea protein roasted cacao.*  I was pleasantly surprised by both the taste and the texture. It isn’t too sweet or grainy, which can be a problem with some vegan protein powders. I love the thick and mouse-like texture it creates when you mix it with yogurt like in this recipe and it was also nice in a smoothie when mixed with banana, rice milk and kale.

Want to review the Nutristrength protein for yourself?

Scroll to the bottom for details of the GIVEAWAY!

chocolate beetroot yogurt high protein vegan breakfast

High Protein Vegan Breakfast: Chocolate Yogurt Bowl

Ingredients
Serves 1
2 of your 5-a-day

  • 1 cup plain unsweetened soya yogurt (or plain yogurt of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp beetroot powder
  • 1 tsp unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1-2 servings (i e. 80-160g) of berries and pomegrante arils

Method

  1. In a small bowl or class mix together 1/4 cup of the yogurt with the beetroot powder and almond milk.
  2. Put 3/4 cup of yogurt in your bowl and stir in the protein powder.
  3. Top with the beetroot yogurt, berries and pomegranate.
  4. Enjoy immediately or cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

 

GIVEWAY

In collaboration with Nutristrength I am giving away 1x 1kg tub of vegan protein powder in your choice of roasted cacao or vanilla and 1x 200g tub of beetroot powder.

Head over to instagram to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. Ends 12pm Wednesday 10th May 2017.

nutristrength vegan protein powder giveaway

DISCLAIMER: I was sent the protein powder to test before I agreed to the giveaway. I would never want to promote something I don’t like or wouldn’t eat myself and all views are my own.

 

P.S. If you enjoyed this recipe check out my CHERRY BAKEWELL PROTEIN NICECREAM.

 

30 Comments

  1. May 9, 2017 / 8:50 am

    Ohh what an interesting way to start the day and doesn’t it sound absolutely delicious – hands up when the warmer weather comes I am all for fruit I can never get enough.

  2. May 9, 2017 / 9:40 am

    This looks great for people who are vegan and want something high in protein

  3. May 9, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I will have to try this, all ingredients I already have in the house! Thanks for sharing.

  4. May 9, 2017 / 10:56 am

    ‘Mouse-like texture?!’ Had to double-take at that one Great giveaway, running out of hemp protein powder and was thinking of trying pea protein powder.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      May 9, 2017 / 11:15 am

      Hahahaha!! Oh dear. I was posting it at midnight and really couldn’t be bothered to read through several times for typos.

      If you’re going to buy plain/ unflavoured protein powder I think hemp tastes nicer but it does make everything green!

      • May 9, 2017 / 11:17 am

        I’ve been caught out lots of times scheduling at midnight for next morning before I get up! You just hope that all the early-morning readers are too bleary-eyed to notice

  5. May 9, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I’m not a vegan, but this recipe looks and sounds delicious, it’s definitely something I’d like to try x

  6. May 9, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Now that looks delicious. I would love to try something like that for breakfast especially if I feel fuller for longer.

  7. May 10, 2017 / 5:21 am

    I need to check with a dietitian or nutritionist on what is the best for me. I remember a friend told me that intakes depends on our body mass index.

  8. May 10, 2017 / 6:02 am

    Would love to try beetroot powder. I love beets so powder might be a great addition to many meals. Off to order some 😉

  9. May 10, 2017 / 9:47 am

    Looks like such a great start to the day. I used to be really bad with breakfast but I am pushing myself to make time for it because it is so important x

  10. May 10, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I’m trying to up my protein in take at the moment so this is perfect – thanks for sharing x

  11. May 10, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    I am a vegetarian but I have been wanting to try more vegan food and I do need to increase my protein intake. This high protein breakfast looks divine x x

  12. May 10, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Ooooh what a lovely idea for a breakfast! I would never think of putting beetroot into something for breakfast but it sounds yummy to me! xx

  13. May 10, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    What a great idea of a healthy breakfast. I never thought that having of having a chocolaty breakfast and gain protein in the same time. It’s useful for when you are training at the gym in the morning as well.

    • Heathy & Psyched
      May 10, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Yeah chocolately breakfasts always seem pretty indulgent- like pain au chocolate!! Exactly, I think this would make a great post workout snack, maybe with a banana as well for carbs!

  14. May 10, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    This would most probably work really well with my gestational diabetes diet and offer something with a bit of taste and flavour too.

  15. May 10, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    This looks so good! I have pinned it for later to try 🙂

  16. May 10, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Great idea to add protein to breakfasts. I can’t leave the house without a good breakfast to start the day! 🙂

  17. alisonrost
    May 10, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    I’m always thinking about protein when I sit down for breakfast. Protein powders are nice alternative and I too have been experimenting with one from peas. The yogurt bowl looks all sorts of wonderful .. can’t wait to give it a try!

  18. May 11, 2017 / 8:32 am

    This high protein bowl looks delicious! I need to be better about eating breakfast!

  19. May 11, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I really need to get better at eating breakfast, I’m always skipping it because of a lack of time. This looks so good, can’t go wrong with a good bit of protein

  20. May 11, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I love making a lovely yoghurt with protein powder! Only ever done it once with vanilla so I’d love to try it with chocolate!

  21. May 11, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Looks delicious, i’m terrible for not having breakfast and end up having my lunch at 11am! I’ve never tried protein powder in anything. A lot of people make it up into drinks and i’d never thought of adding it to food

  22. May 11, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    ooo I really want to try this. need to get myself some beetroot powder first

  23. May 11, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    This looks like a delicious breakfast, I am tempted to make this! I want to try this protein powder it sound great

  24. May 13, 2017 / 10:31 am

    This looks so nice and what a great way to get in some protein in the morning!

  25. May 13, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I am always looking for ways to increase my protein intake and since I’m dairy free, this breakfast is ideal for me! xxx

  26. May 14, 2017 / 9:49 am

    This is absolutely looks nice and I would love to start on healthy lifestyles, I should try this recipe.

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