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Healthy Breakfast For Bodybuilders: “Bodybuilding Breakfast Ideas” (6 of the Best of all time)

Where would a bodybuilder be without breakfast? Nowhere. Breakfast is far beyond the most important meal of the day and the crucial meal for any athlete in the weight lifting section. Nutrition is the key element to develop strength, focus, concentration and gain mass. 

As many legendary bodybuilders once said, “bodybuilding is 80% nutrition.”

And as breakfast is still the most important meal of the day (no matter what some damn fools on the internet say) – we’re gonna tackle that s*** right now.

For this piece, we assume you’re a mesomorph – if you’re a hard gainer, check out our skinny guy workout and diet plan.

But otherwise, here are 6 bodybuilding breakfast ideas for you to sink your choppers into…

Well, most of us would be dragging our feet, slogging through work, and feeling miserable by the time lunch rolled around – and good luck trying to hit the weights hard without breakfast!

It’s a cliché, but there are good reasons that breakfast is labeled “the most important meal of the day”.

Research shows that starting your morning off with a healthy breakfast (“healthy” doesn’t include cold pizza or rainbow-colored cereals) can improve concentration and cognition, increase physical strength and stamina, and help ensure you’re eating a well-rounded diet that contains all the nutrients you need for optimal health and recovery.

The only downside of preparing a nutritious breakfast every morning is how long it takes. Between washing and drying, grooming and shaving, and dressing and driving, who has the time to whip up something that satisfies the palate and nourishes the body adequately?

But fear not young bodybuilder (or whatever age you may be) – because 6 quick and easy breakfast ideas are here! If you’ve been wondering what to eat for breakfast, or you’re simply looking for a faster way to prepare your first meal of the day, then this article is your solution.

High Protein Oatmeal


  • ¼ cup ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp. powdered cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla or vanilla-caramel whey protein powder
  • 2 packets instant oatmeal (Quakers Microwaveable sachet or similar)


  1. Mix instant oatmeal, whey powder, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Add hot semi-skimmed milk (or microwave as directed on oatmeal packet) and mix to desired consistency.
  3. Garnish with crushed almonds.
  4. Serve hot and enjoy!

Approximate Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Calories: 550
Protein: 40 grams
Total Fat: 20 grams
Total Carbs: 65 grams

High Protein Pancakes


  • 2 tbsp. ground coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp. ground almond flour
  • 1 scoop cake-flavored whey powder
  • 250 grams liquid egg whites


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until mixed.
  2. Ladle batter into a hot griddle or pan.
  3. When batter hardens around edges and bubbles, flip over.
  4. Serve hot, either plain or with low-glycemic syrup.

Approximate Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Calories: 450
Protein: 60 grams
Total Fat: 18 grams
Total Carbs: 20 grams

Peanut Butter and Raisin Oatmeal


  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ scoop vanilla whey powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter*
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • ¾ cup plain almond milk or water
  • sprinkle of raisins


  1. Cook oats with almond milk or water.
  2. Add egg whites. Cook until oats turn creamy.
  3. Remove oats and egg whites from heat.
  4. Allow cooling a bit. Add whey powder.
  5. Add cinnamon raisin peanut butter.
  6. Top with sliced banana and serve hot.

*To make cinnamon raisin peanut butter, mix plain peanut butter with powdered cinnamon, raisins, and your preferred sweetener.

Approximate Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Calories: 440
Protein: 40 grams
Total Fat: 10 grams
Total Carbs: 50 grams

Spinach Omelette


  • 6 Large eggs (use 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites)
  • 1 to 5 vine-ripened tomatoes (optional)
  • ½ onion
  • ½ package fresh baby spinach


  1. Peel and chop the onion. Sauté in a large pan for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Mix 2 whole eggs and 4 whites by whisking in a bowl
  3. Add spinach to the pan.
  4. Now add the whisked eggs – Cover until eggs are fully cooked.
  5. Serve hot with salsa, tomatoes, or grated parmesan cheese.

Approximate Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Calories: 260
Protein: 35 grams
Total Fat: 13 grams
Total Carbs: 2 grams

Whole Wheat Bread French Toast


  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • Sugar-free syrup
  • Cinnamon


  1. Mix eggs and milk.
  2. Soak bread in eggs and milk.
  3. Coat frying pan with non-stick spray. (olive oil is also a good option here)
  4. Place bread in the pan. Fry until golden brown.
  5. Serve hot with syrup and cinnamon.

Approximate Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Calories: 540
Protein: 28 grams
Total Fat: 8 grams
Total Carbs: 50 grams

A Quick Whey Protein Shake is Ideal for Breakfast

If you’re really pushed for time – or just don’t want to go through the process of creating a full breakfast meal – then a good old protein shake will get the job done! In fact, there are specially formulated powders containing blends of proteins and carbs for the perfect ratio of morning macronutrients to fuel your body and feed your muscles.

Any good whey protein shake will do, but make sure to mix with milk instead of water as this will increase the nutritional profile of the sake. There’s really no quicker way to get a fast intake of quality protein when you wake.

As you can see, these recipes provide a healthy amount of protein – up to 55 grams per serving. Most contain some healthy fat, and a decent amount of carbohydrates to fuel you through the morning – whether that entails getting ready for work, taking the kids to school, hitting the gym early – or all of the above!

If you’ve slacked off about making breakfast lately, you should become reacquainted with your kitchen. It won’t take a great deal of time, money, or effort – a few simple ingredients and some basic utensils are all that’s necessary.

There’s no longer an excuse for not getting a delicious and nutritious breakfast every morning.

Bored to death with your current breakfast routine? Try rotating between these 6 protein-packed bodybuilding breakfast ideas each week!

Bon appétit!

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