5 Easy Bodybuilding Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the hailed as the most important meal of the day. And it’s the first opportunity to give your body nutrients.

However, there is no single best breakfast for everyone. The right breakfast option for you depends on your schedule and your fitness goals.

That’s why I’m sharing 5 easy bodybuilding breakfast ideas that take 15 minutes or less. So you can find the best breakfast to build the body you want.

1.   Best Bodybuilding Breakfast for Bulking

Bulking season is all about consuming plenty of healthy, calorie-dense foods. This creates the calorie surplus needed to gain weight.

More importantly, a bulking breakfast gives you the key nutrients needed to fuel intense training sessions and build lean muscle.

Oatmeal is a breakfast staple that has plenty of carbs for energy. And this simple recipe is packed with protein for growth.

Protein Oatmeal (aka Proats):

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Put the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and add enough water to cover. Microwave on high for 90-120 seconds, then stir and let cool.

Recipe: Perfect Pre-Workout Meal

bodybuilding breakfast

Oats with chocolate protein powder and coconut oil

2.   Low-Carb Bodybuilding Breakfast for Cutting

Generally, breakfast means high carb foods like toast or cereal. But a low carb breakfast is best when your goal is fat loss (cutting).

In addition, you want to make sure you get some protein. This way, you tap into your body fat for energy without breaking down muscle.

An omelet is an easy way to get a boost of protein without all the carbs. Also, this recipe provides plenty of vitamins plus MCT’s for energy.

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Veggie Omelet:

  • 1 whole egg and 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 oz chopped peppers
  • 2 oz shredded cheese

Crack the eggs into a glass mixing bowl and remove some of the yolks. Then add black pepper and whisk well.

Add coconut oil to a non-stick pan. Then cook the eggs on both sides until no liquid is left.

Now add the peppers and cheese to the center of the omelet. Finally, fold it in half and cook on both sides for 30 seconds.

3.   High Protein Bodybuilding Breakfast without Eggs

If you’re like me, you don’t care for the incredible inedible egg. There’s just something about the metallic taste and sulfury smell I can’t bring myself to eat.

Worse yet, you’ve probably had to explain to people why you don’t like eggs – it’s annoying. In fact, I’ve actually told people I was allergic to eggs just so they would stop asking questions! 😂

For that reason, I want to provide an alternative breakfast to those who share my eggs-istential crisis. Here’s a recipe for a high protein bodybuilding breakfast without eggs.

Protein Pudding:

  • 1 cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 banana (sliced)

Stir ingredients in a bowl and enjoy like banana cream pudding! Spread on top of rice cakes for a higher carb option.

Another way to get around a distaste for eggs is by mixing them in a shake. With the right ingredients, you cant even taste the eggs! Just don’t consume raw eggs if you have an immune deficiency.

4.   Easy Bodybuilding Breakfast on the Go

Many of us struggle to get 8 hours of sleep and still get to work on time. So it’s often hard to sit down and eat breakfast.

Or maybe you just don’t have much of an appetite in the morning. And you want something light that you can carry out the door.

For those not-so-early birds who still wanna get the worm, here’s a quick and easy smoothie recipe. It’s packed with healthy nutrients and only takes a couple of minutes to prepare.

Quick Breakfast Smoothie:

  • 2 cups mixed berries
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil

Mix ingredients in a blender for 30-45 seconds until smooth. I’ve been using a Nutribullet for years and it’s great for all sorts of smoothies. Click the picture or link to get one on Amazon.

bodybuilding breakfast nutribullet

5.   Bodybuilding Breakfast for Morning Workout

Loading up on healthy carbs for breakfast can be beneficial when you workout in the morning. Especially when you’re trying to build muscle.

This simple recipe combines meat, potatoes, and veggies. It provides energy to fuel your workout, protein to build muscle, and nutrients to help you recover afterward.

Pre-Workout Potatoes O’Brien:

  • 10 oz of cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup of chopped onions and peppers
  • 8 oz 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Add olive oil and ground turkey to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat while breaking up the meat.

Now stir in the potatoes and veggies. And cook until the potatoes are soft and golden brown.

Once cooked, you can divide it up into about 3 servings so you have breakfast for a few days. Also, you can wrap it in a tortilla for a high carb breakfast burrito.

Bodybuilding Breakfast & Daily Meal Plan

These bodybuilding breakfast ideas are a great start. But what about the rest of the day?

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About the Author

Jeremy Fox  –  Founder of Nutritioneering, Engineer, CPT, Bodybuilder, Coach

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