Top 30 Vegan High-Protein Breakfast Recipes (2024)

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Whether you’re new to the vegan diet or not, this list of 30 high protein vegan breakfasts is a surefire way to fuel your day!

There are no animal products in sight in this recipe compilation, and they’re all bursting with protein to help you lose weight or gain those muscles you’ve always wanted.

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Breakfast, it has to be argued, is the most important meal of the day in my opinion.

In fact, I get excited at the thought of what I’ve got to look forward to when I finally manage to drag myself out of the warm covers.

If I’ve got a workout to do, or I’m trying to lose a few pounds, high-protein vegan breakfasts are my go-to option.

I know then, that I will feel satisfied and fueled up to get through a workout and beyond.

That’s because choosing a breakfast that is packed with protein helps to stop cravings, makes you feel fuller for longer, and helps build muscle.

This is why the protein content of a healthy breakfast is so important; sadly a lot of us simply don’t get enough protein into our diet.

The best type of protein to have is complete protein. This contains the additional nine essential amino acids that our bodies can’t produce on their own.

However, being on a vegan diet means that these sources are limited.

One option is to make soy products like tofu or edamame a part of your daily diet where you can. There are of course other ways too, and my recipes will cover these.

Too busy to plan out your meals for the week? Then try out this Free 7-Day Vegan Meal Plan.

Now let’s check out these high-protein vegan breakfast ideas

I’ve planned this collection out into sections as an easy way for you to find your favorite vegan recipes.

Oats and more

We’re starting with plenty of options for overnight oats, porridge, and more – let’s dig in!

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Kat’s Vegan Overnight Oats in a Jar

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4.87 from 22 votes

Protein: 17g

Calories: 400kcal

Ready in:5 minutes minutes

Recipe by: Kat

Bonus: less rushing about in the morning

Deliciously tasty and vegan overnight oats in a jar: High in fiber, great against diabetes and heart disease. Did we mention it’s vegan too?

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Vegan Noatmeal Recipe (Fruity Quinoa Porridge)

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5 from 3 votes

Protein: 19g

Calories: 418kcal

Ready in:18 minutes minutes

Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: delicious and filling

After a high-protein alternative to traditional oatmeal? This vegan noatmeal recipe has 19 grams of protein per serving (what an awesome plant-based high protein meal, right?)! Try it now!

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Bulgur Porridge

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5 from 16 votes

Protein: 16g

Calories: 374kcal

Ready in:12 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: packed with more porridge than your standard oats

Bulgur porridge completely revitalizes the morning rush – with a naturally sweet (and incredibly tasty) whole-grain breakfast – it’s vegan, too!

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Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

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4.63 from 32 votes

Protein: 18g

Calories: 324kcal

Ready in:4 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: dessert for breakfast sounds perfect

Try out this delish Overnight Oats combo of blueberries, lemon, yogurt, and maple syrup. You won’t be disappointed!

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Quinoa Breakfast Porridge with Hot Blueberry Drizzle

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4.91 from 10 votes

Protein: 16g

Calories: 356kcal

Ready in:20 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: simple and spiced to keep you warm

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge with Hot Blueberry Drizzle. A beautiful union of delicious but easy-to-find spices and fruits in a simple and satisfying breakfast.

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Easy Vegan High Protein Breakfast Bowl

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Protein: 23g
Calories: 580kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: 2ShareMyJoy
Bonus: quick and healthy

Healthy and easy vegan high-protein breakfast bowl with 23g protein, 19g fiber, fruits, nuts, seeds, and more. Done in 10 minutes.

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Protein Overnight Oats – 2 Ways

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Protein: 29g
Calories: 375kcal
Ready in: 4 hours 5 minutes or overnight
Recipe by: MyQuietKitchen
Bonus: two options for protein

Protein overnight oats are a flexible, tasty, and satisfying way to start the day. This recipe offers two ways to make overnight oats with a nice amount of satisfying protein.

Using either vegan protein powder OR creamy silken tofu. Both are quick, ridiculously EASY, and nutritious.

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Creamy Chia Overnight Oats

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Protein: 18g
Calories: 256kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes then overnight
Recipe by: JoyfulDumplings
Bonus: great for using up that protein powder

These high-protein overnight oats with protein powder are a healthy vegan breakfast and snack. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free.

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Vegan Protein Mug Cake

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Protein: 28g
Calories: 455kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: JoyfulDumplings
Bonus: super quick and super sweet

You’ll definitely love this Protein Mug Cake Recipe! Who says you need to sacrifice flavor for convenience?

With this 5-minute protein mug cake recipe, you can enjoy an indulgent dessert in no time and no huge cleanup after (for more like this, try some yummy high protein cookies!). Get your ingredients together, and let’s get started!

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Overnight Oats with Protein Powder

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Protein: 33g
Calories: 360kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes (2 hours or overnight)
Recipe by: VeganPunks
Bonus: just four ingredients

Overnight oats with protein powder is one of the best ways to start the day and includes over 30g of protein per portion (if you don’t have protein powder, try one of our protein breakfast recipes without protein powder instead)!

So you’ll be well on your way to hitting those macro goals. Protein powder overnight oats are super versatile, great for meal prepping and super filling.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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Protein: 15g
Calories: 463kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes then overnight
Recipe by: WatchLearnEat
Bonus: sweet and creamy in just 5 minutes

These chocolate peanut butter overnight oats are packed with protein and fiber for a filling and flavorful make-ahead breakfast.

Gluten-free, vegan, oil-free, and just 5 minutes of prep time!

Bready breakie

This is as simple as it sounds, bread has always belonged with breakfast time (sorry no low carb options here!). Enjoy this selection of sandwiches, bagels, and deliciousness on toast.

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Vegan Tempeh Sandwich

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4.80 from 34 votes

Protein: 21g

Calories: 547kcal

Ready in:10 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: who needs bacon when you can have this instead

Crispy tempeh and a creamy avocado filling are stuffed between slices of bread in this vegan tempeh sandwich. Get ready to experience the lunch of a lifetime!

4.80 from 5 votes

Prep Time:3 minutes minutes

Cook Time:7 minutes minutes

Total Time:10 minutes minutes

Servings:2

Calories:555kcal

Author: HurryTheFoodUp

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice the tempeh and fry in oil. After a couple of minutes add the soy sauce, vinegar and maple syrup. Stir and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

    3 oz tempeh, 2 tbsp vinegar, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp olive oil

  • In the meantime, chop the dried tomatoes.

    ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil

  • Spoon the flesh out of the avocado and add to a bowl along with the lemon juice and salt and pepper. Give it a mash together.

    ½ lemon, Salt and pepper to taste

  • Spread the avocado over half the slices of bread.

    1 avocado, 4 slices nice bread

  • Rinse the rocket and lay it on the slices of bread. Add the chopped dried tomatoes.

    2 handfuls rocket

  • When the tempeh is ready, lay it on the rocket slices of bread.

  • Place the avocado breads on top. Done!

Optional:

  • You could also fry the sandwich in a little oil after it has been assembled, flipping halfway through, for an extra bit of crispiness.

NOTES

Need more sandwiches? Then another afternoon avocado favourite is right here, and this banana-peanut butter sandwich is also for fighting hangovers!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Top 30 Vegan High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

Amount per Serving

Calories

555

% Daily Value*

Fat

32

g

49

%

Saturated Fat

5

g

31

%

Sodium

1479

mg

64

%

Potassium

1270

mg

36

%

Carbohydrates

55

g

18

%

Fiber

11

g

46

%

Sugar

9

g

10

%

Protein

19

g

38

%

Vitamin A

550

IU

11

%

Vitamin C

52.4

mg

64

%

Calcium

164

mg

16

%

Iron

5

mg

28

%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Anti Hangover Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich (8 Min, Vegan)

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4.89 from 17 votes

Protein: 15g

Calories: 442kcal

Ready in:8 minutes minutes

Recipe by: Hurry The Food Up

Bonus: fruit, nuts, and carbs to soak up last night

Anti Hangover Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich. Simple to make and refuels those important nutrients and amino acids to have you feeling better in no time.

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Smooching Mushrooms on Toast

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4.74 from 23 votes

Protein: 20g

Calories: 409kcal

Ready in:12 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: a great egg alternative

Our delicious vegan take on the trendiest cafe food of the moment, Mushrooms on Toast. It’s perfect for everything from a savory breakfast to a light dinner.

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Chickpea Avocado Toast

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Protein: 16g
Calories: 507kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: NataliesHealth
Bonus: vegan and gluten-free

Turmeric Chickpea Avocado Toast is a super simple yet very nourishing meal. It’s packed with amazing flavors and nutrients, so tasty and easy to make.

This healthy avocado toast is great for breakfast, lunch, or light dinner. Vegan. Gluten-free.

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Vegan Bagel Sandwich

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Protein: 18g
Calories: 509kcal
Ready in: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Recipe by: YumVeganLunchIdeas
Bonus: not quick but definitely worth it

Try this ultimate vegan bagel sandwich recipe loaded with cashew cream cheese and delicious vegan lox.

This is one of my favourite vegan lunch ideas. The vegan lox bagel! It’s just the same as salmon and cream cheese only it’s completely VEGAN!

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5-Minute Tofu Cream Cheese

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Protein: 40.4g
Calories: 516kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: MyPurePlants
Bonus: this would go well on the bagel above

This 5-minute tofu cream cheese is a surprisingly tasty spread to make your breakfast protein-packed and delicious.

If you are craving a bagel and cream cheese sandwich, this vegan version will not leave you hanging.

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T.L.A.T Sandwich (Tofu/Lettuce/Avocado/Tomato)

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Protein: 20g
Calories: 563kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: TheVeganLarder
Bonus: never miss a BLT again

Smokey Tofu bacon with lettuce, avocado, and tomato. Everything you want in a sandwich but with no cruelty! Totally delicious!

Super smoothies

Sometimes you just need a quick grab-and-go breakfast, and smoothies are a great option here (as are these awesome healthy and quick breakfast ideas!).

Quick to make and full of fresh fruit or veg, they not only contain plenty of protein but they’re packed with nutrients like vitamin C to help support your immune system.

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Vegan Blackberry Smoothie

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4.75 from 12 votes

Protein: 22g

Calories: 482kcal

Ready in:10 minutes minutes

Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: fruity and keeps you full til lunchtime

A fruity vegan smoothie, packed with protein to fuel your day ahead (if you like this, try our other vegan protein smoothies now). Love fruit and nuts? Then you’ll love this!

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Super Spinach Banana Smoothie (High-Protein)

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4.68 from 148 votes

Protein: 15g

Calories: 310kcal

Ready in:3 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: packed with nutrients

A super healthy yet tasty summer smoothie. You won’t even realize you’re eating spinach (or drinking it, smart arse).

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The Zesty Caulicokin Smoothie

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4.72 from 14 votes

Protein: 27g

Calories: 677kcal

Ready in:8 minutes minutes

Recipe by: Gigi

Bonus: cauliflower in a smoothie who would think it

The reason smoothies are so unendingly popular is because of all-time classics like this. This creamy high protein recipe is both delicious and nutritious.

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Cashew Milkshake – Chocolate Style

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4.80 from 49 votes

Protein: 20g

Calories: 454kcal

Ready in:5 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: milkshake for breakfast yes, please

This deliciously smooth cashew milkshake can be made any way you like – just follow the simple instructions and you’ll be drinking a mega shake in five minutes!

Cooked breakfasts

If you’ve got a bit of time at the weekends, then these are the recipes to try. Some take a bit longer to make but they are all definitely worth it!

They’re full of ingredients like tofu, lentils and beans so you won’t have to worry about the amount of protein on your plate.

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The Best Vegan Tofu Scramble Recipe for Breakfast

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5 from 4 votes

Protein: 23g

Calories: 367kcal

Ready in:10 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: new to veganism and missing eggs then try this

Tofu, spices, and veggies combine to make the ultimate vegan breakfast, a tofu scramble, in this vegan-friendly take on the classic.

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Vegan Breakfast Potatoes

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4.79 from 41 votes

Protein: 16g

Calories: 407kcal

Ready in:20 minutes minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: flavourful and filling

Vegan Breakfast Potatoes – the best way to start the day. Animal-friendly, high in protein, and even higher in taste. Yes, please!

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Vegetarian Baked Beans

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4.77 from 13 votes

Protein: 20g

Calories: 355kcal

Ready in:15 minutes minutes

Recipe by: Hurry The Food Up

Bonus: who needs a tin when you can have homemade in 15 minutes

Vegetarian Baked Beans. Thick and full flavored with a moreish tang. Low in calories, ready in 15 minutes, and just as good as the ‘original’ from Heinz!

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Cheesy Vegan Tofu Scramble

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Protein: 26g
Calories: 225kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: WatchLearnEat
Bonus: eat vegan and still get a cheesy taste

A breakfast classic goes vegan with this oil-free tofu scramble made with nutritional yeast to add some “cheesy” flavor!

This 5-ingredient cheesy vegan tofu scramble is perfect with your favorite vegan breakfast dishes such as tempeh bacon and home fries.

Add even more cheesy flavor by topping it with our vegan cheese sauce.

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Easy Tofu Breakfast Burritos (Freezer-Friendly!)

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Protein: 15g
Calories: 340kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: DelightfulAdventures
Bonus: great for a grab-and-go breakfast option

This is an easy recipe for freezer-friendly tofu breakfast burritos that include roasted potatoes, a delicious tofu scramble, and fresh toppings.

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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups

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Protein: 15.7g
Calories: 200kcal
Ready in: 26 minutes
Recipe by: ResplendentKitchen
Bonus: great for lunchboxes too

These Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups are easy to make and are perfect for a wholesome high-protein breakfast or brunch (check out our other egg recipes for brunch and lunch if you like this!).

Start your day right with this vegetable-packed oil-free and gluten-free Vegan Cheddar Egg Cups!

This easy-to-make-ahead breakfast is oil-free and gluten-free. This recipe makes 12 muffins, with 6 servings of 2 muffins each.

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Garlicky Mushroom Spinach Pancake Roll

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Protein: 20g
Calories: 510kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: TheVeganLarder
Bonus: if you love pancakes but prefer savory this is the one for you

This delicious breakfast dish is inspired by traditional English food, but with healthy modern twists.

Served either as a whole roll, that could be eaten with roasted tomato and other breakfast items, or cut up as part of breakfast or lunch sharing platters.

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Spicy Tofu Scramble

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Protein: 16g
Calories: 332kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: SomebodyFeedSeb
Bonus: great if you like a bit of spice in the mornings

A perfect breakfast dish for spicy food lovers! Wonderful egg-free breakfast served on crusty toasted bread and a side of tomatoes and greens.

It’s a wholesome and substantial meal to get your day started the right way! Rich in protein (in case anyone asks where you get your protein from?) and ready to eat in 15 minutes.

Our Vegan Spicy Tofu Scramble is a great way to spice up your breakfast routine!

High-protein vegan breakfast FAQs

Here are the answers to your burning vegan breakfast questions:

What is the best vegan protein?

There are lots of options for vegan protein but the best is probably peanuts and almonds with 26 grams and 21 grams per 100g respectively. Spirulina, which is a powdered algae, has a whopping 56 grams per 100g, however, it’s only really safe to consume around 8g a day. It’s also pretty expensive!

What happens if you don’t eat enough protein?

If you don’t eat enough protein you may develop what is known as protein deficiency. Symptoms can include, loss of muscle, weakness, fatigue, and anemia.

How to get 40 grams of protein without the meat?

There are lots of ways to get 40 g protein without the meat. These include, adding protein powder to porridge, smoothies, or shakes; eating high-protein whole foods like nut butters, lentils, chia seeds, chickpeas, and tofu; and having a protein-rich meal at every mealtime.

The high protein vegan breakfast ideas in this post will give you a perfect start to your day.

Well, what did you think of those delicious healthy recipes? I think the vegan breakfast burritos are one of my favorites – what is yours?

The thing I love about plant-based protein sources is that it is so easy to get them into every meal and breakfast recipes are no exception.

What better way to boost your overall health than by packing a balanced meal with protein-rich foods that are going to fuel you for whatever lies ahead?

For more vegan meal inspiration take a look at 12 High-Protein Low Carb Vegan Recipes.

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This article is about high-protein vegan breakfast ideas. It emphasizes the importance of protein in breakfast for satisfying hunger, building muscle, and preventing cravings. The article suggests that a vegan diet may limit the sources of complete protein, which contains all nine essential amino acids. However, it provides various options to incorporate protein in vegan breakfasts.

The article is divided into three sections: "Oats and more," "Bready breakie," and "Super smoothies." Each section offers several recipes along with their protein content and calorie count. Here's a summary of the concepts used in the article:

  1. Importance of Breakfast: The article argues that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and explains that a high-protein breakfast can help stop cravings, keep you fuller for longer, and provide fuel for workouts.

  2. Protein Sources: The article suggests incorporating protein-rich ingredients in vegan breakfasts, such as soy products (tofu or edamame), nuts, seeds, lentils, quinoa, and protein powders. It also mentions the importance of complete proteins that contain all essential amino acids.

  3. Recipes: The article provides a variety of vegan breakfast recipes, including overnight oats, porridge, sandwiches, smoothies, tofu scrambles, and pancakes. Each recipe includes its protein content, calorie count, and additional benefits or variations.

  4. Health Benefits: The article emphasizes the health benefits of the recipes, such as high fiber content, support for diabetes and heart health, nutrient-dense ingredients, and options for gluten-free or oil-free recipes.

  5. Additional Tips: The article offers additional tips, such as using a 7-day vegan meal plan for convenience, suggesting recipes for hangover recovery, and providing options for quick grab-and-go breakfasts.

Overall, the article aims to provide a range of high-protein vegan breakfast options to help individuals incorporate protein into their morning meals. It highlights the nutritional benefits of these recipes and encourages experimentation with different ingredients and variations.

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