I’ve been hunting out high protein breakfasts recently as I feel my protein intake needed a bit of a boost. Over the past couple of years I’ve become more of a convert to using protein powders as a quick boost after long runs. I use silken tofu a lot for sweet dishes and breakfasts and this is a quick and easy fusion between a protein shake and a smoothie bowl. The high protein of tofu, the added chia seeds and almond butter, and the extra hit from the protein powder, provides a big punching plant based protein start to the day.
You can eat this with fruit, alongside a muffin or my favourite is with some crunchy granola on top to add some texture.
This breakfast fuelled me today for a long dog walk and a hilly run session.
Pro High Tofu (2 servings)
- 1 packet of silken tofu (300g)
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon hemp protein powder (or other plant based protein powder)
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Some raw cacao, banana and granola of choice – or anything that goes!
In a blender, blend the tofu, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla essence and protein powder then stir in the seeds. This keeps in the fridge for a few days.