Protein Packed Meals to Start Your Day Off Right

Happy Sunday, y’all! For months I’ve slept in as late as I possibly could…I think this had to do with my depression and anxiety. The past 2 weeks, I’ve really made a point to wake up early and get my day started. When I slept in, breakfast wasn’t something I felt like I had to eat. I figured I’d just wait a few hours to eat so it could be considered lunch. I’ve honestly never been a big fan of breakfast, but lately I’ve actually been looking forward to eating my “most important meal of the day”. So, I thought I would share some yummy recipes that will help you start your week off strong!

Coconut Chia Protein Pancakes


  • 1⁄4 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 1 egg (I use egg whites, instead of an egg)
  • 4 tablespoons almond milk


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then add wet ingredients and stir together.
  2. Heat a pan and coat with coconut oil. Pour 2 tbsp of batter to form each pancake.
  3. Cook a few minutes. Once it starts to bubble on top, flip and cook an additional minute or two.


These are my favorite when I wake up craving something sweet, and they are super filling! I usually top mine with agave and fruit!


Blueberry Protein Donuts

Ingredients for Donut:

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp baking stevia or coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 egg or flax egg for vegan
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c frozen blueberries

Ingredients for Blueberry Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup +2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted

I made these on National Donut Day, because my craving for donuts was too real seeing everyone’s posts on Instagram. I didn’t have a donut pan (I went to 3 different stores looking), so I’m going to have to order this one from Amazon. For this batch, I ended up just cooking them in a muffin pan and using a corer to make a hole…that’s why they look a little weird. They still tasted good though!

Do you guys have any other recipes for a filling, healthy breakfast? Let me know down in the comment section! Have a great week!

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