Easy, High-Protein Pumpkin Spice Breakfast
OCTOBER 18, 2017 by OLIVIA NEELY, RDN, LD
Looking for a quick, scrumptious pumpkin spice breakfast? This one is high in protein for an energy-boosting start to your day.
What is better than a quick breakfast? A quick breakfast that is also high in protein to help with weight loss and better sleep AND is full of pumpkin spice deliciousness??? Yes, please!
You probably know by now that I never make a recipe as it’s originally written… because, I hardly ever shop for specific ingredients for a recipe and I hate to measure ha! Through many years of eating a whole-foods diet, I’ve found that as long as you have real foods in your fridge and a few key pantry items you can really hold your own in any recipe.
I started off with this recipe from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain which is an AMAZING site. Her cookbook is great for anyone trying to rely less on grains and adopt a low-inflammatory lifestyle.
The recipe is obviously amazing as is, but if you don’t have these exact ingredients don’t stress! Here are the substitutions that I made with the ingredients I had on hand…
- Ripple Milk instead of almond milk (also a great substitution if you can’t have nut-based milks)
- A mix of flax and chia seeds for a great fatty acid profile
- Collagen peptides for a full meal’s worth of protein blended right in
- Dried apricots and sunflower seeds for lots of iron and calcium to top it off!
Have fun with your recipes and don’t stress about making them perfect.