Breakfast

7 High-Protein On The Go Breakfast Recipes

Mornings chaotic? These on the go recipes are a total breakfast game-changer.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

Ready for a total game-changer when it comes to how and what you fuel up with for breakfast? If eating breakfast is always a challenge, and you find yourself scrambling to get out the door on time, we got you. 

If you’re thinking to yourself ‘but I just don’t have time’ — we get it. Breakfast can be tricky for all of us. It may be the last thing on our endless to-do list of things we have to do before we head out the door. 

But, here’s the thing. Unless you are intentional about intermittent fasting, and it’s a regular part of your wellness routine, skipping breakfast may not be the best thing for your fitness goals, or even your health. You may just be doing it by default because you simply run out of time, but there’s a reason this morning meal has been deemed the most important meal of the day. According to research, breakfast has been shown to boost energy, concentration, productivity, and even weight loss. So if you find yourself totally starving, irritable, and frantic to grab anything mid-morning, then you are going to want in on this. 

Read on to learn about how on-the-go breakfast recipes can completely change your breakfast game. 

We’re also sharing seven recipes you can prep ahead of time and take with you on the go. Oh, and the best part? They are high in protein and full of superfoods to nourish your body all morning long.

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7 On The Go Breakfast Recipes That Take Breakfast to the Next Level 

#1 5 Ingredient Egg Muffins

Take your standard egg breakfast and turn it into the perfect on-the-go option with these FitOn PRO 5 Ingredient Egg Muffins. Egg muffins are satiating, high in protein, low in carbs, and make for a no-stress morning. You can make a big batch of veggie egg muffins, keep them in the freezer, and have a healthy breakfast ready on the go. Plus, egg muffins are a great way to pack in some veggies to start your day. 

Use our recipe below, and feel free to modify with your favorite veggies of choice! Broccoli, spinach, and bell peppers make for great additions. 

Here’s how to make them. 

Ingredients:

  • 12 eggs

  • 2 cups mixed greens

  • ½ cup cherry tomato, chopped

  • ¼ cup pesto

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions

Step #1: Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. Lightly coat or spray a 12-cup muffin tin with oil. 

Step #2:In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and season with salt and pepper.

Step #3:Add egg mixture halfway up into each space of the muffin tin.

Step #4: Divide the mixed greens and cherry tomatoes between each muffin cup. Add 1 tsp of pesto to each.

Step #5: Add to oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the muffins are golden and cooked through. To check if the muffins are cooked, insert a skewer. If it comes out clean, then they’re ready.

#2 Protein-Packed Superfood Breakfast Smoothie

breakfast smoothie

Nothing says on the go like a smoothie. We love smoothies because A, they are easy, and B, you can pack in tons of nutritional value. It’s super easy to just toss a ton of nutritional goodness into your blender, blend, and go. Greens, superfoods, healthy fats, you name it!

Best of all, you can customize smoothies for any diet or eating preference. Going dairy-free? Use a plant-based base like almond, oat, or cashew milk. Want to boost the protein content? Toss in a scoop of protein powder or extra spoonful of nut butter.

Try making a protein-packed superfood breakfast smoothie to supercharge your morning and help you stay full until lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries 
  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter 
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 1 scoop of protein powder 

Directions:

Step #1: Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. 

Step #2: Enjoy on the go!  

#3 Breakfast Bento Box

protein box

You know those protein boxes you can find at Starbucks while you wait in line for your morning latte? While these are a great idea, they can quickly rack up the weekly Starbucks budget. To save yourself money, you can make these yourself. And, this is another easily customizable option! Swap the cheese for single-serve nut butter packets, pack two egg muffins instead of hard-boiled eggs, or trade your fruit for veggie sticks and hummus.

But if you do find yourself in that Starbucks line, here are the healthiest menu items to order!

Ingredients:

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs 
  • ½ cubed avocado 
  • 1 banana, sliced 
  • ½ cup blueberries 
  • 2 Tbsp. almonds 
  • 6 organic grass-fed cheese cubes (omit if dairy-free) 

Directions:

Step #1: Add everything to a bento-style box, or food container. 

Step #2: Take with you as you head out the door to enjoy on the go! 

#4 Protein-Packed Overnight Oats

overnight oats

Overnight oats make a delicious and convenient way to start your day. While generally high in carbs, you can balance the complex carbs with some protein and healthy fat. Here’s a recipe that may quickly become your go-to. 

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Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup rolled oats 
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk 
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter 
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey 
  • 1 scoop of JS Health X FitOn Protein Powder 
  • Sliced banana, 1 Tbsp. raw cocoa nibs & 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut for serving 

Directions:

Step #1: Add the rolled oats, almond milk, and chia seeds to a glass jar and mix well. 

Step #2: Stir in the almond butter, raw honey, and protein. Set in the fridge overnight, and top with the sliced banana, raw cocoa nibs, and shredded coconut in the morning. 

#5 Vanilla Chia Pudding

chai pudding

Chia pudding is another ideal on the go breakfast option that makes eating pudding healthy. You can add in some protein for a delicious and filling breakfast treat. 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of protein powder 
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, 1 Tbsp. raw cocoa nibs, 1 Tbsp. almond butter for serving 

Directions:

Step #1: Add the almond milk, chia seeds, and protein to a glass jar and whisk well. 

Step #2: Set in the fridge overnight, and top with the walnuts, raw cocoa nibs, and almond butter before enjoying. 

#6 Peanut Butter Protein Balls 

This FitOn PRO breakfast recipe is low in sugar, full of protein and healthy fats, and made with a few simple ingredients. Swap peanut butter for your favorite nut or seed butter and add in any additional flavors you’d like (think: cacao nibs, chopped nuts, or hemp seeds). 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter, smooth
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 pinch sea salt (optional)

Directions:

Step #1: Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until you get a sticky consistency.

Step #2: Roll the mixture into balls and refrigerate or freeze for up to 40 minutes. 

Step #3: Enjoy!

#7 Protein Peanut Butter Cookies

An on-the-go breakfast that tastes like dessert? Yes, please! Despite tasting like an indulgent treat, these FitOn PRO Peanut Butter Protein Cookies are a nutritious choice that’s totally acceptable for breakfast. Prep a big batch ahead of time, and grab and go on busy mornings!

Ingredients:

  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Directions

Step #1: Preheat the oven to 160°C or 320°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Step #2: Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Process until the mixture comes together and is smooth in texture.

Step #3: Using a spoon, add a tbsp sized dollop of cookie batter onto the lined baking tray. Flatten slightly using a fork. Repeat this process with the remaining cookie batter. Add an extra tsp of nut butter or a small chunk of dark chocolate to the top of each cookie.

Step #4: Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes, or until golden around the edges and cooked through.

Step #5: Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days, or store in the freezer in an airtight bag for 2-3 months.

Don’t Let a Lack of Time Be the Reason You Skip Breakfast 

For most of us, life is crazy busy. Mornings can be a mad rush, and breakfast may be the last thing on the priority list. However, you don’t want to skip breakfast each morning only to feel irritable with low blood sugar by the time 10 AM comes around.

Make a few tweaks by prepping some breakfast options the night before. It will be a total game-changer to be able to just grab and go as you head out the door to work.

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