109 Breakfast Ideas for Muscle Gain and Bodybuilding

109 Breakfast Ideas for Muscle Gain and Bodybuilding

Do you keep worrying about preparing a perfect breakfast for muscle gain? Are you looking for body building breakfast ideas which takes less time?

So here we are with 109 breakfast ideas for muscle gain and body building:

  1. Banana Pancakes

Protein: 6g, Carbs: 46g, Fats: 5g, Calories: 260

Chop 2 bananas, add them to a blender, along with a scoop of whey protein, a spoon of flour, sugar as per taste, and a pinch of baking powder, and let it sit for 10 mins. Then, coat your skillet with butter and cook some delicious pancakes.

  1. Chicken Omelet

Protein: 25. 6g, Carbs: 42g, Fats: 5.5g, Calories: 221.3g

Whisk 3 eggs in a bowl, shred half a cup of cooked chicken and some cheddar cheese along with some chopped spinach. Heat some oil in a skillet and cook the omelet; when it is half cooked, add chicken and cheddar to it. Sprinkle some pepper and salt and serve along with spinach and bread.

  1. Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Toast

Protein: 21.5g, Carbs: 66g, Fats: 17g, Calories: 511g, Fiber: 17g

Smash some chickpeas, along with some pepper, oil, and yeast. In another bowl, mash avocado with lime and parsley. Spread the pastes as two even layers on some toasted wheat bread and serve.

  1. Greek Yogurt with Nuts and Berries

Protein: 19.5g, Carbs: 35.5g, Fats: 4.5g, Calories: 250g

Take 6 grams of fresh frozen greek yogurt, add some chopped walnuts along with half a cup of frozen berries and serve.

  1. Eggs and Avocado Toast

Protein: 12g, Carbs: 21.5g, Fats: 21g, Calories: 300g

Mash some avocado with lime and pepper in a bowl. Cook an egg, scrambled, omelet, or poached egg however you like, spread the avocado mix on a toasted loaf of bread and top it with your eggs, sprinkle some pepper on top, and enjoy.

  1. Coconut Coffee Buzz Smoothie

Protein: 6.2g, Carbs: 48g, Fats: 12g, Calories: 312g

Brew some coffee, and add some chilled coconut milk to it. Add chopped almonds, a spoon of honey, and some shredded dry coconut, and serve with cocoa sprinkled on the top.

  1. Chocolate, PB, and Berry Smoothie

Protein: 9g, Carbs: 32g, Fats: 11g, Calories: 285g

Chop a banana and berries, and blend along with a spoon of peanut butter and cocoa. Add milk or oil if required and serve chilled.

  1. Greek Yogurt Combo

Protein: 17g, Carbs: 16g, Fats: 12g, Calories: 250g

This is something you can make with your own combination of foods. All you need is some frozen yogurt, dry fruits, and fresh fruits. Take 4 spoons of yogurt, and add a cup of freshly chopped fruits along with half a cup of dried walnuts or cranberries. Top with some honey and serve.

  1. Hard-Boiled Eggs and Ezekiel Bread

Protein: 13g, Carbs: 20g, Fats: 7g, Calories: 185g

Hard-boiled eggs are an excellent source of protein for weight loss. Boil your eggs for 7 to 8 mins to get hard-boiled eggs. Smash some avocado on Ezekiel bread, and drizzle some lime zest, salt, and pepper. Add the chopped hard-boiled eggs and serve.

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  1. All time favourite Oatsmeal

For someone who wants to make it is a bowl of plain oatmeal is a wonderful breakfast. Make sure you dont use the packaged ones. Pour a glass of skimmed milk in a bowl of oats then add 1 teaspoon full of peanut butter. Also add 1 teaspoon protein powder and berries. Your power packed breakfast oatmeal is ready

  1. Hard boiled eggs and Multigrain bread

Protein: 31g, Carbs: 30g, Fats: 17g, Calories: 400

Hard boiled eggs are less messy and filled with protein. Pairing it up with few slices of multigrain bread with low fat cheese .

  1. Greek Yogurt with fruits

Protein: 30g, Carbs: 50g, Fats: 3g, Calories: ~200

Greek yoghurt without sugar is can be added with some berries and oats. Let it be in the refrigerator for the night. In the morning you can add protein powder and have it.

Greek Yogurt - Breakst Ideas for Bodybuilding

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  1. Veggie and egg scramble

Protein: 26g, Carbs: ~12g, Fats: 16g, Calories: 290

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Scramble 3 eggs and add in less than half of a cup of shredded cheese and your favourite vegetables. Add some salt, pepper and salsa for taste This breakfast is protein filled with less carbs. You can combine it with a body building shake.

  1. Post Cardio Protein Banana Split

Banana split is a good breakfast can be eaten post cardio to boost your glycogen . Berries, nuts and cream can be used along with it

  1. Walnut and Berry Smoothie

This meal is great for breakfast or, if you work out in the evening, a post-workout dinner. Regardless of when you have it, your body and taste buds will relish it.

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  1. Protein French Toast With Sautéed Apples

French toast is one favourite gym food .it can be taken with delicious sauted vegetables. The breakfast will keep you full for long.

Check out this quickYouTube videoon how to prepare.

  1. Tuna Salmon Salad Sandwich

Tuna salmon salad is a superfood sandwich is packed with protein, omega-3 fats, and selenium. Served between two slices of whole-grain wheat bread or stuffed in a whole-wheat pita bread. It will make you feel full and energetic. Omega 3 fatty acids will keep brain cells healthy and enhances immunity . Also reducing bad fats thus making it a healthy breakfast for the body builders.


  • One 5-ounce can tuna
  • One 5- to 6-ounce can wild salmon
  • 3 medium stalks celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons capers, lightly chopped
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 8 slices 100% whole wheat bread
  1. Avocado cucumber sandwich

Avocado is a super food which is extremely beneficial for the body. Make a paste of avocado use cucumber , pepper and salsa add a spoon ful of protein powder. Sandwich the paste in multigrain bread. You can also combine it with a protein shake. The protein and fiber will feed the muscles and make you feel full for long.

  1. Acai Kale Smoothie

Acai berry has strong healing properties and is known to strengthen the immune system.Kale is a superfood and contains vitamins, minerals, calcium, fiber, and omega acids. This smoothie will be helpful in regaining lost energy, build muscle, and have a great recovery.

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  1. Orange Kale Protein Green Smoothie

Orange Kale Protein green smoothie will be helpful If your workout involves a lot of sweating. Oranges will help replace the water and potassium lost through sweat. Plus, they are a great source of vitamin C.

To make this smoothie, mix fresh orange, kale, and spirulina. Spirulina which is one of the best plant-based proteins. It has lots of health benefits and helpful in recovery after workout. This is a light and healthy breakfast for body builders.

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  1. Chocolate Brownie Batter Protein Shake

This shake is perfect to have after an endurance exercise like running. This would be your smoothie would be non-fat chocolate milk which has a good ratio of fast digesting carbohydrates to proteins.

This shake has a banana base a hint of coffee and hazelnuts bring out the chocolaty dessert delight. The banana helps replace lost potassium and the milk keeps you full while also fulfilling the protein requirements.

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  1. Yogurt and Ginger Recovery Smoothie

Muscles get microscopic tears during a workout. Greek yogurt will provide the protein needed to repair and rebuild the tone muscles and ginger is anti inflammatory .Bananas in the smoothie replace the carbs and potassium lost during the workout.

  1. Cherry Chia Smoothie

Chia is a super food and the tart cherries repairs damaged muscles and alleviate soreness. Also, tart cherries contain the sleep hormone Melatonin which ensures you get a good night sleep that will speed up your recovery. You can also add turmeric which has anti inflammatory effects. This shake is a great choice of breakfast shake for bodybuilding.

  1. Berry Blast Protein Smoothie

This smoothie contains protein for muscle recovery and body building. Low-fat milk provides proteins and carbs necessary for replenishing and rebuilding your muscles after a strenuous workout. Bananas replenish the potassium and the smoothie keeps you full for long..

  1. Pumpkin and Avocado Smoothie

Canned pumpkin can be blended with avocado which forms a good breakfast smoothie. It has plenty of vitamin A, which prevents cell damage and is rich in oleic acid, a compound that helps reduce inflammation.

  1. Spinach Omelett

Omlett is an amazing and easiest breakfast for body builders. You can add on spinach to give a boost of iron. It will help you to get full with protein..

  1. Egg-White Oatmeal Pancake

An egg white egg-white and oatmeal pancake will be a fat free breakfast for body builder. The recipe is really simple and requires only three ingredients: 2/3 cup of liquid egg whites with 1 whole egg and combine with 1/3 cup of uncooked oats.

  1. Blueberry Protein Pancake

This is one of my favorite recipes, bar none. You’ll need 4 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 1/2 cup and oatmeal. The base recipe lets you diversify your pancake creations and fulfil urself with good amount of proteins and nutrients .

  1. Scrambled Eggs And Turkey Bacon

This breakfast will feed your muscles with much required energy and protein . You can have 2 cup of scrambled egg whites with 4 slices of turkey bacon.

  1. Lindsey Weigand, Mushroom & Swiss Frittata

This asparagus, mushroom, and Swiss frittata is one of the favourite body builder breakfast for muscle gain . It is scrumptious and easy to make.

  1. Turkey and Cheese Burgers

Will not take more than half an hour to get it ready and is a perfect breakfast for body builder.

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  1. Egg-White Whey “Pancake”

Pancakes are usual favourite of many athletes like Michael Phelp. This pancake includes egg white and added protein powder from whey. It suffice the much required breakfast for fatless body building.

  1. Pita Bread with Shredded Chicken

A whole-grain pita stuffed with shredded chicken provides an ample amount of protein and fiber which is a healthy breakfast for builder. You can replace chicken with egg also .

  1. Cottage Cheese and Fruit

Cottage cheese has good dietary nutrients and does not have much fat. Thus a good breakfast for body builders with fat cutting.

  1. Bacon Eggs and Sourdough Toast

Keep your bacon lean and toast sourdough, will get nutrients for muscle building. Though slightly higher in calories but a good breakfast for builder.

  1. Peanut Butter Nut Sandwich with Skimmed Milk

Peanut with some grounded nuts can be used to make sandwiches with multigrain bread. Also complimented it with skimmed milk and add a spoonful of [protein powder in the milk. It is good breakfast for building muscles and losing fat.

  1. Eggs with smoked salmon
eggs-salmon | Breakfast Ideas for Bodybuilding

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Salmon is high in omega 3 fatty acids and is good for over all health. Egg protein with salmon will help to gain and repair muscles. It will also promote joint health.

  1. Peanut Butter and Raisin Oatmeal

A healthy breakfast for fatless bodybuilding is peanut butter with raisin oatmeal. It is easy to make and keeps you full for long.


  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ scoop vanilla whey powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter*
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • ¾ cup plain almond milk or water
  • sprinkle of raisins
  1. Powder less Protein Pancakes for Pre-workout

Body is in depleted state when you wake up in the morning. The protein pancake will help you to get energized if you are going for a weight training.


  • 50g Porridge Oats
  • ½ Medium Sized Banana
  • 2 Medium Free Range Whole Egg
  • 6 Medium Free Range Egg Whites
  • ½ teaspoon of Cinnamon
  1. Steel Cut Oatmeal

The steel cut optimally preserves the nutrients in the oats and maintains their rounded structure also the greek yoghurt makes them protein filled making it a healthy breakfast for body builder with fatloss.


  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • ~1tbsp low-sugar maple syrup
  1. Papaya Ginger Smoothie

Papaya ginger smoothie | Breakfast Ideas for Bodybuilding

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If your goal is to build lean muscle mass, chances are you do strenuous workouts. Well, this Greek yogurt-based smoothie with papaya will help in recovery and boosting muscle growth. The ginger acts as an anti inflammatory. This forms a good breakfast shake for muscle building.

  1. Tofuh and Tempeh Sandwich

Grill or sauté the tofu and tempeh. Then can be used to make sandwiches. It is a good vegetarian protein source . Thus a good breakfast for body building,

  1. Baked Tomato and Egged Cups

For body building breakfast eggs have been always a favourite. A baked tomato egg cups give you good amount of protein without making you feel heavy

  1. Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups

Quinoa is a super food and is filled with protein . Mini ham and cheese makes it more proteinicious and perfect for a body builder breakfast.

  1. Cheesy Spinach Muffins

This fat free muffins are gonna fill you up with nutrients, protein and energy and will taste superb.

  1. Sausages and Egg Muffins

For a body building breakfast egg muffins can add a lot of nutrients with taste. Coupled with some sausages, it will be a perfect body builder breakfast for muscle gain.

  1. Turkey wrapped potato and egg breakfast muffins

One more breakfast muffin ideas is turkey wrapped potato with egg. Slightly higher in carbs but filled with protein is very good for muscle health.

  1. Broccoli – Cheddar Egg Cups

Broccoli is an important food in a body builder breakfast. Eggs add to more of the proteins in it thus making it good for muscle gain.

  1. Breakfast Roll ups

You can use egg , cheese , tortilla and vegetables to make a good roll up. They are less messy and quite fulfilling.

  1. Chia Seeds Pudding

Chia seed pudding is a healthy and delicious breakfast option for body builders. Chia seeds with milk will provide high quality protein vital for body building. Chia seeds are also loaded with fibers.

  1. Vanilla Coconut Cashew Smoothie

A coconut vanilla smoothie his ultra-thick and oh so creamy Vanilla Coconut Cashew Latte Smoothie can be made with a base of frozen banana or frozen sweet potato for a low-sugar option. It has lots of healthy fats and protein with low sugar thus prevents spike in the blood sugar level while keeping you full. Its high nutrients and taste makes it a perfect breakfast shake for muscle building.

  1. Blueberry Pineapple Galaxy Smoothie

Blueberry is rich in antioxidants. This body building breakfast shake is delicious and full of nutrients.


Vegetarian, Gluten free

∙ Serves 2


  • 2 cups Banana, frozen slices
  • 1 cup Dole blueberries, frozen
  • 1 cup Dole pineapple chunks, frozen


  • 5/8 cup Vanilla almond milk, unsweetened

Nuts & seeds

  • 1 tbsp Coconut, unsweetened


  • 1/2 cup Vanilla greek yogurt
  1. Blueberry Avocado Mango Smoothie
  • This body building breakfast shake is filled with nutrients and has protein to help muscle growth. Also it is slightly higher in terms of calories. 1 cup blueberries

Ingredients :

  • 1½ cups mango
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond butter
  • 1½ – 2 cups coconut water
  1. Dark Chocolate and Banana Shake

This shake can be made using cocoa powder ,banana , chia seeds and almond milk . You can also spinach as base. It is amazingly filled with taste and nutrients and helps in body building with fat loss.

  1. Protein Smoothie

This smoothie is a perfect body building breakfast shake and helps in losing fat.


  1. 1 cup almond milk plus water to desired consistency
  2. 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  3. 1/4 frozen banana
  4. 1/2 tbsp almond butter
  5. 1 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted
  6. 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use PROGRADE)
  1. Ice Coffee Protein Shake
Iced Coffee Smoothie | Breakfast Ideas for Bodybuilding

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If you are a coffee lover than this shake is made for you.


  • 300 ml Filtered Coffee (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 scoop (vanilla or chocolate flavor)
  • 2 tsp Lakanto (natural sweetener)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 4-5 Ice Cubes
  1. Fall Glow Smoothie Bowl

For this extremely healthy smoothie we’re blending up some frozen sweet potato, a little pumpkin, some almond butter, almond milk, frozen banana, maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Am extremely healthy breakfast for body builder.

Fall Glow Smoothie Bowl | Breakfast Ideas for Bodybuilding

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  1. Summer Acai Bowl with Big Cluster Buckwheat Granola
Summer Acai Bowl with Big Cluster Toasted Buckwheat Granola | Breakfast Ideas for Bodybuilding

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This is rich in fiber and proteins which is vital for muscle growth. The breakfast is ideal for body building with muscle growth.

  1. Vanilla Super cake smoothie bowl

This superfood smoothie is delicious as well as has less calories . It is ideal breakfast for fatless body building.

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 frozen banana
1 cup ice
1 scoop vanilla shakeology
1/2 tsp honey
1/2 cup blueberries
1 Tbsp slivered almonds
1 Tbsp old fashioned oats

  1. Indian Paneer bhurji

Paneer is a fresh cheese used in India. Paneer burji is a delicious and protein filled. It can form an ideal breakfast for building muscle without gaining weight.

  1. Sprout Salad

Sprouts are filled with proteins and living enzymes. It energizes and helps in digestion. Sprouts can be used with onions, tomato and salt with pepper.

  1. Whey Protein shake and dextrose monohydrate

Consuming whey protein shake after a workout session will improve the strength in muscles and help with recovery.

  1. Kale- tofu omelette

Other than providing energy this dish is a rich source of calcium which is very important to keep good bone health. Tofu contains all 9 amino acids thus provides required protein for muscle building.

  1. Home made seed cereal

A complete package of omega 3 fatty acids ,protein and anti oxidants is presented to you. The combination of chia, hemp, and buckwheat with yoghurt.

is not only a hearty breakfast for body builders but also provides sufficient energy and nutrients.

  1. Yogurt Parfait with Wheat Germ and Berries

Body building trainings can cause loss of zinc , this recipe is perfect for zinc replenishment which is essential for protein synthesis . The wheat germ and yoghurt provides while being a package of energy.

  1. Banana Almond crème shake

This is a quick easy to make protein rich body building breakfast shake. It can be also consumed as a pre workout drink.

  1. Chicken Breast Broccoli Salad

Chicken breast broccoli salad is a protein packed breakfast for body builders . Chicken breast has high amount of protein and broccoli is also a good sources. The combination works a great protein rich breakfast for muscle gain.

  1. Lentils and Chickpeas

It is difficult for vegetarians to get the complete protein diet and if you are a vegetarian trying to achieve muscle building, lentils and chickpeas are must have. Include them in your breakfast so that you can have sufficient proteins.

  1. Water cress

In all your salads you can use watercress which is high in iron and zinc.

  1. Use Olive oil

Olive oil can be used to fry or for sauté or even as dressing in salad. Olive oil has anti inflammatory provides and enhances muscle growth and recovery. It is monounsaturated fat which prevents muscle breakdown hence a must have for body building breakfast

  1. Use Turmeric

The Indian superfood is great for muscle building as it has curcumin which promotes muscle growth and repair. Turmeric can be used in many recipes of the body builders.

  1. Use Sweet potato

Not a very famous food but they are quite healthy as they contain lesser carbs than normal potato. They are also rich in riboflavin and potassium.

  1. Chocolate Milk

Interestingly researches say that chocolate milk is as good as any other sports drink . It provides energy and delays exhaustion.

  1. Lemon water and Ajwain water

Starting the day with lemon water or ajwain water is very beneficial as it enhances metabolism thus reduces fat accumulation

  1. Green tea

Green is must for all fitness freaks. Bodybuilders can add a cup of green tea to their meal to enhance their metabolism.

  1. Pita bread with hummus

Pita and hummus you can include hummus made from edamame, cannellini, and other types of beans to make it tasty.

  1. Moongdal khichdi with ghee

Khichdi is light on stomach but heavily packed with proteins. Ghee used provides good fat essential for body building.

  1. Quorn and Seitan

If you are a vegetarian then you can take quorn and seitan as meat substitutes for bodybuilding. They are packed with protein and are delicious. Seitan is cooked over soya sauce broth.

  1. Spirulina with oats

Spirulina can be used with nuts and oats to make it a complete protein diet. It can also be used as a meat substitute for bodybuilders

  1. Moong dal dosa

Stuff the dosa bread made using moong daal with sauted vegetables and some paneer to create a protein rich diet for yourself.

  1. Egg with nuts

Egg omelette can be made with nuts. Use four egg whites and two egg yolks to make it. Add roasted cashew, walnuts, raisins. Make sure you beat the egg whites well and make it frothy.

  1. Besan Chilla

Besan chilla is an Indian pancake made using besan . You can relish it with yoghurt. Chilla has sufficient proteins and complex carbs.

  1. Cinnamon roll Smoothie

This smoothie is nothing but a sweet , sticky , spicy indulgence of a fresh –baked cinnamon roll without feeling guilty. It is healthy and low fat body building breakfast.


  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 frozen banana (or fresh banana, but add in 3-4 ice cubes with fresh)
  1. Green smoothie bowl

The green smoothie bowl is healthy full of proteins and nutrients


  • 1 Cup Milk of Choice (Cashew, Almond, Coconut, etc.)
  • ½ Frozen Banana, Chopped
  • ¼ of an Avocado, Sliced
  • 2 Cups of Spinach, Packed
  • ½ Cup of Ice
  • 1 Teaspoon of Chia Seeds (can sub Hemp or Flax)
  • Optional:
  • 1 Scoop of Your Favorite Protein (I like Vega One)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Honey (If you like things sweet)
  • Toppings:
  • Chopped Fruit, Coconut, Granola, Nuts, Seeds, etc.

Find recipe on Youtube

  1. Avocado Quino harvest bowl

This avocado quinoa harvest bowl is one of the breakfast for building muscle and losing fat. With tahini, avocado, pepitas, arugula, quinoa and brussels sprouts it will satisfy all your post workout hunger and also provide you proteins, calcium and other nutrients.

Avocado Quinoa Harvest Bowl | Breakfast Ideas for Bodybuilding

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  • 1 Cup of Arugula
  • ½ Cup of Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 Cup of Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp of Pepitas
  • ½ an Avocado, Sliced
  • 1 tsp of Olive Oil (to cook brussels sprouts)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp of Tahini
  1. Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

This yummilicious bowl is full of muscle building proteins and energy. The bowl forms perfect breakfast for body builders cutting their bad fat consumption


Burrito Bowl Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 batch taco-seasoned chicken (see below)
  • 1 batch sautéed veggies (see below)
  • 1 batch corn salsa (see below)
  • ⅔ cup guacamole
  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese (or your preferred cheese)
  • lime wedges (for serving)
  1. Savoury Pesto quinoa bowl

Savoury pesto quinoa bowl is a protein and calcium rich answer to your salt cravings.

Ingredients for the breakfast bowls:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/4 cup homemade pesto
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  1. Cozy Quinoa Buddha bowls

Cozy Quinoa Buddha bowls form an exotic and cozy breakfast for body builders. Kale and Quinoa are superfoods which are loaded with nutrients.


  • 1 cup kale or greens of choice
  • 1/2 cupcooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils or beans of choice
  • 1/2 cup roasted brussels sprouts*
  • 1/2 cup roasted butternut squash*
  • Sliced avocado
  • Tahini-lemon dressing
  • Hemp seeds for garnishoptional
  1. Mung Bean Quinoa bowl

Mung beans and Quinoa with perfectly sauted celery forms this bowl. It can be topped with tomatoes or other toppings to form a sumptuous breakfast for muscle gain. The protein and calcium rics quinoa will support muscle growth.

  1. Mediterranean quionoa bowl with humus

This is a healthy breakfast for body builders from the Mediterranean. The bowl is filled with calcium and proteins .

Check recipe here

  1. Roasted veggie quinoa bowl

This 30 minute roasted vegan breakfast bowl is made up of 5 delicious components viz Chili-lime kale, quinoa, garlic roasted broccoli, roasted sriracha chickpeas, and curry roasted sweet potatoes.

  1. Cuban Chicken and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls with Fried Bananas

This one of the most protien filled breakfast . It is rich in potassium as well which requires to be replenished after work out.

Find full recipe at Halfbakedharvest

  1. Spiralized Butternut Squash Bowls with Harissa Chickpeas + Quinoa

Instead of simple roasted squash/sweet potato it’s got spiralized butternut squash which means squash turned into noodles. So veggie noodles which is tasty as well as filled with nutrients for a body building breakfast.

Check recipe here

  1. Lemon Quinoa Egg bowls

Quinoa and egg are protein boost for the body builder. Lemon and spices make it juicy flavoured and tasty. It is also rich in calcium and other minerals. One of the best body builder egg recipe.

  1. Asian Quinoa Bowls with Peanut Baked Tofu

This bowl is filled with basic ingredients but when brought together will taste amazing. Tofu and quinoa will be the protein sources required for muscle building. It is vegetarian, gluten free and full of energy.

  1. Teriyaki Quinoa bowls

This recipe is power packed with energy ,protein and goodness of veggies. It will aid in muscle gain and is amazing breakfast for body builder.

See full recipe here

  1. Cilantro Limp shrimp quinoa bowl

Rather than overfeeding you with protein this will fulfil your protein and energy needs with taste.

Cliantro lime shrimp quinoa bowls are made with cilantro lime quinoa, mango salsa and cilantro lime shrimp. To create more flavour avocado creame is used and hence the breakfast is ready for body builder.

  1. Honey Chiptole chicken bowls

It will be one of the tastiest chicken recipe with goodness and sweetness recipe

Full recipe here

  1. Vegan Quinoa Power Bowls

Vegan quinoa bowl with Roasted Veggies and Avocado Sauce and also oven roasted beets, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and pan toasted chickpeas are all served over a fluffy bed of quinoa and drizzled with a creamy and flavorful avocado dressing. This vegan protein rich diet works amazing for you if don’t want to eat meat.

Vegan Quinoa bowl - Breakfast Ideas for Bodybuilding

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  1. Quinoa Taco Bowls

Cooked quinoa with vegetables can be used with tacos for your perfect protein rich meat free breakfast.

  1. Crunchy Quinoa Power Bowl

A light and satisfying quinoa bowl made with crunchy red and green cabbage that’s tossed in an almond butter dressing made with ginger, garlic and lime. It has large amounts of proteins with flavour and goodness of veggies

  1. Kale , Salmon Quinoa bowls

This recipe is packed with goodness of salmon fish which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Kale and Quinoa will provide the protein required. Tahini or yoghurt sauce is used

  1. Thai Shrimp Scampi Quinoa bowls

It is yet another Quinoa rich fulfilling breakfast recipe. The flavours in Thai food will make it superb and you will enjoy it. Recipe available here

  1. Vegetarian Fajita Quinoa Bowls

The simplest yet nutrient filled bowl of breakfast for body builders. Just sauté the vegetables of your choice . Put cooked quinoa and avocado crème with it . Use pepper, salt and salsa to get some flavour. Protein ,calcium and antioxidant rich food is ready for body builders.

  1. Sushi

Sushi with some assorted vegetables can be a perfect exotic breakfast for a body builder. The fish oils have lots of omega 3 fatty acids. It is good for health , full of nutrients and low on fat

  1. Mocha Frappuccino Smoothie bowl

If you are craving for sweet and want some healthy protein filled drink for yourself this is the one for you. It is perfect body builders breakfast shake.

  • You can call it protein smoothie also . 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 handful ice cubes
  1. Dal Porridge with vegetable vermicelli

Different daals can be cooked as soupy porridge and consumed in breakfast. Vermicelli filled with goodness of vegetables will be fulfilling additions and will provide the required carbohydrates.

  1. Drinking water

Water consumption in proper amount is very important. Muscle tissue is 75 percent water and needs to be fuelled properly.

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