Turbocharge Your Mornings! Written by Declan B May 09, 2019

A recipe book which contains 10 Protein Breakfast Recipes!

Turbocharge Your Mornings!

Recipes | May 09, 2019
Published by Declan B
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Protein is a key nutrient for weight loss. In fact, starting your day with a high-protein breakfast may be one of the easiest and most effective ways to help lose weight! This is because protein can help curb your appetite and keep you from overeating throughout the day.

Do you include a good source of protein in most of your breakfasts? If you feel like you’re hungry most of the time throughout the day, try adding some more into your diet. There are so many ways you can do it, from eating animal or plant-based derived proteins or adding protein powder directly into smoothies or cooked goods. Most of the time we prefer the latter because using protein powder is a quick and easy way to ensure you are reaching your nutritional goals.

One of our favourite brands here at Genesis is X50 by Tribecca Health! X50 offers a variety of innovative products and mouth-watering protein powders alike. Their 100% Lean Whey Protein is one of our favourite high-quality proteins on the market and is super versatile amongst countless cooking recipes.

This e-book covers 10 High Protein Breakfast recipes to help you increase your morning protein intake. We are all about balance here at Genesis, so choose each recipe and balance your own nutrition goals accordingly! All recipes in this e-book contain a nice blend between low-fat recipes, allergen-friendly recipes, vegan-friendly recipes, and more… so we can all enjoy tasty high-protein breakfasts together!


Protein Punch Oatmeal


Time: 10 mins

Yield: 1

Oatmeal remains one of the easiest and most versatile breakfasts out there. It is healthy, cholesterol-lowering, and perfect for those cold mornings where you just want to remain snuggled in bed. At Genesis we love to give our oatmeal an extra punch by stirring in a scoop of protein powder. Protein helps rebuild damaged muscles and gives you stamina to keep going until lunchtime. For people aiming to lose weight or tone up, the oatmeal and protein powder combo is a great addition as it will curb cravings throughout the day and nourish your body with the right nutrients.



  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup oatmeal of your choice (rolled oats, 1-minute oats, gluten-free oats… the sky's the limit!)
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder. We recommend 100% Lean Whey Protein by X50 in Cinnamon Donut flavour!
  • 1 banana
  • Toppings of your choice: blueberries, raspberries, nuts, peanut butter, etc.



  1. Boil 1 cup water on the stove or in the microwave. You may wish to add a few extra tablespoons of water to compensate for the thickening action of the protein powder.
  2. Pour a ½ cup of oatmeal into the boiling water. Lower heat and stir constantly for one minute.
  3. Add 1 scoop of protein powder to the cooked oatmeal just before eating. We recommend whey isolate protein powder as it mixes smoothly into oatmeal without clumping. Stir well to incorporate it through.
  4. Add one mashed or sliced banana to make it smoother and taste more blended through. Mix through and serve!
  5. Feel free to add any toppings like fruit, nuts or peanut butter.


Funfetti Protein Pancakes


Time: 25 mins

Yield: 4-5 small/medium pancakes

Is it your birthday? Maybe not right now… but there’s always a reason to celebrate something with pancakes! Maybe it’s your friends, in-laws, or dog’s birthday? Or you’ve just received a promotion or new personal best on your deadlift. Whatever the case is, this recipe is a fun and delicious alternative to the high-fat, sugary pancakes we all know too well. Feel free to adjust this recipe to match your favourite flavour of protein powder, or get creative with different toppings that match your macro goals.


  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. We personally love the 100% Lean Whey Protein in Vanilla Ice Cream flavour!
  • 2 tbsp granulated stevia/preferred sweetener
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup milk (we used unsweetened almond for a low-fat option)
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cake sprinkles, divided

Icing Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Stevia to taste



  1. Preheat pan or griddle to medium/high heat. Mix flour, protein powder, cinnamon, and baking powder in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together banana, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
  2. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Gently fold together until a smooth batter forms. Stir in 1 tbsp of the cake sprinkles.
  3. Spoon batter evenly onto griddle to make 5-6 medium sized pancakes. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  4. Mix vanilla icing ingredients together in a small bowl. Top pancakes with vanilla icing and remaining sprinkles. Enjoy!


Low Carb Chai Protein Waffles


Time: 10 mins

Yield: 1 large waffle

Waffles are just pancakes with abs. Everyone knows that, right? Balanced with a healthy diet, this Low-Carb Chai Protein Waffle recipe may help you get abs too! With this recipe, you can customise it to any flavour you want depending on which protein powder you have on hand. We suggest adding cinnamon or pumpkin spice to give it a delicious chai taste! Feel free to get creative and post your own recipe variations with the hashtag #genesisrecipes



  • 1 scoop 100% Lean Whey Protein Powder in Vanilla Ice Cream flavour.
  • 1/4 cup egg whites from a carton + 2-3 tablespoons water for a thinner consistency
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp mashed banana or pumpkin puree from a can
  • Optional for serving: maple syrup, almond butter, fresh fruit



  1. Heat waffle iron.
  2. Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl, until batter is free from most clumps. Add as much water as needed to get a waffle batter consistency.
  3. Once waffle iron is heated, spray top and bottom of iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour batter over bottom iron. Depending on how thick your batter is, you may want to use the back of your spoon to spread the batter evenly over the iron.
  4. When waffle iron goes off, transfer waffle to a plate and top with your favourites. Serve immediately or store in a covered container to reheat and enjoy later.


Berry Banana Breakfast Bake


Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Yield: 6 servings

Imagine crawling out of bed to greet a hot, steamy bake on a weekend morning. We sure like this idea. If you have a bit more extra time to cook up a delicious bake during the week, you must try this recipe! This breakfast bake is a hearty, wholesome, and protein-packed way to start your day. Not to mention there’s some amazing nutrients present like fibre, potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants (which boosts your immunity and helps you fight off the flu!). Steel-cut oats are used as opposed to regular oats because they are higher in fibre and protein, thus we highly recommend giving them a go!



  • ½ cup quinoa, uncooked & rinsed well in cold water
  • ½ cup steel cut oats, uncooked
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 scoop 100% Lean Whey Protein in Cinnamon Donut flavour.
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 medium, ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup raspberries, fresh or frozen



  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Mist a 9x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Rinse quinoa and oats with cold running water; drain well and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the almond milk, eggs, protein powder, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  4. Lay half of banana slices, blueberries and raspberries in an even layer on a bottom. Spread quinoa and steel cut oats on top. Top with remaining banana and berries. Slowly pour liquid mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes and bake for 60 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting.


Ultimate High-Protein Omelette


Time: 20 mins

Yield: 1 omelette

Omelettes allow you to reap the benefits of eggs as well as the nutrition and deliciousness of everything else you include, like spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, kale, goat cheese, sweet potato and salmon. The possibilities are endless. Try out this omelette recipe that includes protein powder - it adds an extra kick of extra protein and flavour!

Genesis tip: If you want an even quicker way to make a high-quality protein breakfast in the morning, try X50’s High Protein Egg White Omelette. All you need to do is mix 1½ scoops with water and cook on a frying pan until cooked. Too easy!



  • Coconut oil spray
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 scoop 100% Lean Whey Protein in Vanilla Ice Cream flavour
  • 100g cottage cheese
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat up a non-stick pan to low-medium heat and spray with coconut oil.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, protein powder, garlic powder, chilli flakes, and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour onto heated pan and cook for 12-15 mins. Make sure to gently push cooked portions from edges towards the centre with a spatula so that the uncooked eggs can reach the hot pan surface. Continue cooking and gently moving cooked portions as needed.
  4. When the top surface of the eggs is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, fold the omelette in half with a turner. You can also use this opportunity to place any fillings inside the omelette before folding if you wish.
  5. Slide omelette onto a plate and serve immediately.


No-Guilt Banana Bread


Time: 1 hour 5 mins

Yield: 6 servings

Do you ever end up with 3-4 overripe bananas just sitting on the counter and not know what to do with them? They may be too ripe to eat, but they are perfect for baking! This is the perfect opportunity to make some healthy banana bread for you or your family. We’ve decided to make this recipe plant-based to kick up the nutritional content and lower down the saturated fat and cholesterol. This recipe is also high in protein and perfect for breakfast or pick-me-ups throughout the day. You know what they say, when life gives you bananas, make banana bread.



  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 1 scoop 100% Lean Whey Protein in Vanilla Ice Cream flavour. Sub for a vegan protein powder to make vegan-friendly!
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 4 medium-sized ripe bananas, mashed
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, heated to liquid
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. Stir until evenly mixed and any lumps of protein powder are smoothed away.
  3. In a larger bowl, mash the bananas. Add the coconut oil and vanilla and mix until evenly combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the banana mixture, stirring until just evenly mixed (do not over-stir).
  5. Grease a small loaf pan. Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean when inserted.


Brownie Batter Overnight Oats


Time: 5 mins

Yield: 1

Whoever said you couldn’t eat dessert for breakfast? If you’re a busy mum or worker, then you should definitely try this overnight oat recipe. The concept behind overnight oats is putting oats, milk and your choice of healthy add-ons into a jar, mix it up and leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning you’ll have a creamy porridge-like recipe that you can eat or take on-the-go! These thick brownie batter overnight oats are high in protein and make you feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast. Yum.



  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop 100% Lean Whey Protein in Chocolate Flake flavour. Sub for a vegan protein powder to make vegan-friendly!
  • 2 tbsp of raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder if none on hand)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 packet stevia (optional for added sweetness)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt



  1. Add all ingredients into a glass jar or container and mix well with a spoon. Make sure it is all mixed in and there are no dry clumps.
  2. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. It is best to let it thicken for over 2 hours.
  3. In the morning the mixture will have thickened up and it is ready to serve! You can heat it up in a microwave-safe container to serve it warm, or you can eat it straight out of the fridge cold. We also recommend topping the overnight oats with delicious toppings like fresh fruit or nuts.


Easy Protein Powder Crepes 


Time: 10-15 mins

Yield: 1 serving

If you have a sweet tooth, it’s natural to want to consume something sugary and sweet here and there. Here at Genesis we are all about balance so we try to create healthier versions of our favourite foods! These protein crepes may not be ridiculously sweet like the original kind, but is a delicious addition to your weekly breakfast line-up and can be altered more to the sweet or savoury side. Fill these crepes with whatever ingredients you’d like - low-fat options include cottage cheese, fresh berries, mango, banana or a drizzle of powdered peanut butter.



  • 1 scoop 100% Lean Whey Protein in Vanilla Ice Cream flavour!
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Blend the protein powder, egg whites, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together. Heat a nonstick pan to medium heat and add a little coconut oil as it’s heating up.
  2. Pour half of the batter onto the pan, then pick up the pan to spread the batter around to get a thinner crepe.
  3. Once the batter start forming small bubbles on top, flip it and cook the other side till golden. Remove and set on a plate, then repeat with the other half of the batter.
  4. Once both crepes are fully cooked, fold them in half and then add whatever you want inside. Ideas include cottage cheese, berries, cinnamon, nut butter and more!


Mocha Protein Smoothie Bowl


Time: 10 mins

Yield: 1 serving

Have you ever started your day with a coffee? What about a smoothie bowl? Guess what happens when you combine the two: a delicious combo of caffeine and superfoods all in one! This recipe will really help you get out of bed, as it’s brimming with nutrients that will keep you energised all day long. At Genesis we suggest adding a scoop of protein powder for a nice flavour-kick and added protein intake that will keep you satisfied for a longer period of time. Feel free to add whatever toppings you’d like that stay in-tune with your nutrition goals!



  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk, plus more if necessary
  • 1 scoop 100% Lean Whey Protein in Chocolate Flake flavour. Sub for a vegan protein powder to make vegan-friendly!
  • 1 serve Revolver MCT Coffee by X50 or 1 packet of instant coffee (optional)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • A few ice cubes


  • Almond butter
  • Toasted almonds
  • Chia seeds
  • Low-fat granola
  • Sliced bananas
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Carob chips
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If necessary, add more almond milk and/or ice to reach the desired consistency. The smoothie should be fairly thick so that you can eat it with a spoon.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with desired toppings. Topping ideas include berries, sliced banana, dark chocolate chips, almond butter, chia seeds, roasted hazelnuts, walnuts, coconut flakes and more!


Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars


Time: 45 mins

Yield: 6

These Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars are a healthy alternative to the original carrot cake and require no baking! Perfect for whipping up a batch and consuming as a quick breakfast or snack throughout the week. Plus, this recipe can be made paleo, vegan, and refined sugar-free if so desired. Thick, chewy, fudgy - have we made you salivate yet?



  • 3 cups gluten-free oat flour OR 2 cup coconut flour (Paleo option)
  • 1 scoop 100% Lean Whey Protein in Caramel Popcorn flavour. Sub for a plant-based protein to make this recipe vegan.
  • Cinnamon & pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup drippy almond butter
  • pinch vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + milk of choice



  1. Line an 8x8 inch baking dish or loaf pan with parchment paper or aluminium foil and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, protein powder, cinnamon, sea salt, granulated sweetener of choice and mix well. Add in the applesauce/carrot baby food and shredded carrots.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your almond butter with maple syrup. Whisk in the vanilla extract and pour into the dry mixture. Mix well until fully incorporated.
  4. For a more soft and fudgy carrot cake bar, add milk of choice until a relatively thick batter is formed. For a firm and chewy bar, add milk of choice only if needed to desired thickness. Transfer to lined baking tray and press firmly in place.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, or until firm.
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