17 Clean & Lean Ways to Add Protein to Breakfast

Fuel up the healthy, tasty way.

These 17 clean and lean ways to add protein to your breakfasts will prevent you from indulging in unhealthy mid-morning snacks, and will help your body to build lean calorie-burning muscle. Download the FREE Clean Eating Menu Planner and start eating healthy filling breakfasts this week. 

Add Protein to Your Breakfasts – 17 Recipes

Eating a protein-packed breakfast is a great and healthy way to start your day. Plus, these nutritious breakfasts are bursting with yummy flavors and satisfying textures.

1. Pita Pocket Breakfast Sandwich


Eggs and milk combine with veggies for a protein-filled breakfast recipe. Score the how-to here.

2. Avocado Breakfast Pizzas

Avocado Breakfast Pizzas

Use avocado to pull together this tasty breakfast recipe.

3. Individual Egg and Spinach Bowl

Start your day off with the powerful punch of eggs and spinach. Grab  these perfectly portioned bowls here.

4. Roasted Summer Corn and Smoked Mozzarella Frittata

Roasted Summer Corn and Smoked Mozzarella Frittata

Your body will love every one of the 11 grams of protein in this breakfast recipe.

5. Sweet Potato Egg Boats

Sweet Potato Egg Boats

Use a clean-eating salsa and low-fat cheese in this recipe, which also features eggs and beans.

6. Skinny Breakfast Sausage

Skinny Breakfast Sausage

Lean chicken or turkey creates this tasty breakfast food—it will add 10 grams of protein to your meal.

7. Lightened-Up Eggs Benedict

Lightened-Up Eggs Benedict

Protein breakfasts like this one will fuel you up without loading you down with calories and fat.

8. Chocolate & Peanut Butter Breakfast Cheesecakes

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Breakfast Cheesecakes

This breakfast is healthier than it sounds—it’s low in fat, low in cholesterol, and it offers about 15 grams of protein yumminess.

9. Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

You’ll dig into hearty protein breakfasts like this burrito.

10. Peaches ‘n’ Cream Protein Smoothie

Peaches ‘n Cream Protein Smoothie

Start your day off the sweet, refreshing way with this breakfast smoothie.

11. Protein Pancakes, Gluten & Grain Free

Protein Pancakes, Gluten & Grain Free

Sink your fork into these filling protein pancakes.

12. Vegan Orange Julius Protein Shake

Vegan Orange Julius Protein Shake

The taste you love from childhood with an added protein boost—yum! Find it here.

13. Protein Belgian Waffle

Protein Belgian Waffle

Feel great about your breakfast choices with this refined sugar-free waffle recipe.

14. Cheesy Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins

Cheesy Egg White Veggie Breakfast Muffins

Everything looks cuter when it comes out of a muffin tin—and this versatile recipe is no exception.

15. High Protein Blueberry Pancakes

High Protein Blueberry Pancakes

Power up your breakfast menu with the 28 grams of muscle-building protein in this recipe.

16. Crustless Asparagus Quiche

Crustless Asparagus Quiche

Enjoy this protein quiche for breakfast or dinner.

17. Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Fuel up with clean breakfast recipes with protein, like this one with superfood quinoa.

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  1. Thank you so much for including my Chocolate & Peanut Butter Breakfast Cheesecakes! These breakfasts all look awesome. I'm always looking for fun new ways to incorporate protein into my mornings!

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