8 Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Keep You Lean & Gain Muscle Mass

We all want to have our cake and eat it too. In a perfect world, we could eat soft; gooey, delectable cinnamon rolls drizzled with creamy sugar frosting, every morning, and meanwhile, retain a perfectly built six-pack of abs. That would truly be, “living the dream.” Fortunately for you, despite overindulging in delicious breakfast foods and the risk of gaining uncontrollable rolls of our own, there are tons of healthy breakfast ideas and lean breakfasts that you can eat and still stay on track to the body goals you want to achieve. We’ll share a couple of our favorite lean breakfasts to satisfy your cravings and help you build the body you want. 

When you’re trying to stay lean and gain muscle mass, there are a couple of important things to remember before you prepare a delicious lean breakfast.

1. DONT OVEREAT Listen to your body and eat until you’re full. Don’t eat until you hate yourself and can’t move. That’s a quick and sure way to gain extra body fat that you don’t want and don’t need.

2. EAT PROTEIN & FUNCTIONAL CARBS Make sure you get a large amount of protein and functional carbs with your meal. Your goal should be around 25-30 grams of protein for breakfast.

Protein Pancakes With Vanilla Protein Frosting

No, I’m not kidding. Despite popular belief, you can now enjoy pancakes that taste great and that are actually good for you, absolutely guilt free. Here’s what you’re going to need.

For the complete recipe and how to make these mouthwatering silver dollar dreams, here it is.

Remember, you can also substitute or add ingredients to make these pancakes exactly how you want them such as (chocolate chips, banana, pumpkin, cinnamon, apples etc)    

Berry Vanilla Greek Yogurt Cobbler

Greek Yogurt is one of the best foods you can eat to help you lose weight and gain lean muscle mass. Not to mention, you get a breakfast that tastes like grandmas berry pie, that’s also packed full of probiotics to help your digestive system, immune health and cut body fat. It doesn’t get much better than that. Here’s what you’ll need. 

Eggs, Bacon, & Avocado

Simple, yet delicious, this staple basic breakfast is packed full of protein and healthy Omega 3 fats, to keep you lean and full of the nutrients you need to pack on muscle.

  • Organic Eggs
  • Three Strips of Bacon
  • Half an avocado

Blueberry Protein Oatmeal

 

If you’re thinking about the bodybuilding breakfast of eggs white and oatmeal, think again. Add a scoop of Vanilla or Chocolate Whey Isolate and your oatmeal will taste like a delicious bowl of oatmeal cookie dough. If you really want to optimize your gains, add some unflavored Glutamine to optimize recovery and Kre-Alklayn for increased endurance before you hit the gym.

Protein Peanut Butter Smoothie

Protein shakes are great for a lean breakfast, but unfortunately a little bit of protein powder and water in the morning will only keep satisfied and full for so long. Add a few ingredients to turn your shake, into a power packed smoothie. 

Steak & Egg Tacos

A lean breakfest that starts with cut of tender meat in the morning, drizzled with the sweetness of pineapple salsa, wrapped in a toasty whole wheat tortilla can make anyone’s mouth water. Throw some eggs for some added protein, or substitute the steak for chicken, or turkey. Whatever you prefer, you really can’t go wrong with this one.

  • 4oz sirloin steak
  • Eggs
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Avocado
  • Black Beans
  • Corn
  • Roasted Salsa
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla 

Smoked Salmon & Protein Bagel

A bagel? I know, it sounds crazy, but hear me out. Pay attention to the nutrition facts on the back of a sourdough bagel and you’ll be in shock. Besides a large amount of carbs, you’ll also see a sizeable portion of protein. My personal favorite is from Sacramento Baking Company, which boasts a hefty 20grams of protein per bagel. Stack that with some fresh cut salmon and Greek yogurt protein cream cheese, and we’re talking 40 grams of protein and a solid breakfast of gains.

Sweet Potatoe & Blueberry Cobbler Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats are a great lean breakfast to gain lean muscle. Packed with protein and healthy functional carbohydrates, overnight oats are an easy and convenient way to start your morning with a delicious and filling treat. Just mix all the ingredients the night before and stick it in the fridge. 

  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup Whey Isolate (Vanilla)
  • 1/4 Cup Clean Carbohydrates (Sweet Potatoe Pie)
  • 1/4 Cup Flax & Chia Mix
  • Corn
  • Roasted Salsa
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla 

Looking For A Delicious Protein Powder For Your Lean Breakfast? SWOLVERINE's Whey Isolate has 110 calories and has 27g of cold-pressed rBGH free whey protein isolate, per serving, providing the perfect low-calorie treat, to keep you lean and help you build lean muscle

 

 

 

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