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6 x Delicious High-Protein WLS Breakfast Recipes

Protein is crucial for muscle maintenance, growth, and recovery. Specifically, after weight-loss surgery it's vital to prioritize high-protein foods. Why? Because you take in and absorb fewer nutrients. Moreover, you not only lose fat but also muscle, especially during the first few months after a Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, or other type of weight-loss surgery. So, start your day right and delicious with these 6 protein-rich WLS breakfast recipes!

1.     Smoothie bowl

Indulge in a gorgeous smoothie bowl, bursting with protein. It’s not a just a treat for the eyes but also a nutritious breakfast delight. Fortunately, it’s easy to make, so you can treat yourself to this lovely dish often. You can choose to vary with your favorite fruits, nuts, and other ingredients to top off this beauty. Click here to get the recipe.

2.    Banana Oats  

Kickstart your day with a hearty bowl of oatmeal and banana. Oats are great fuel because they are packed with fiber and protein, keeping you energized.

For simple brekkie (1 serving), mix 3 tablespoons oats with 30 milliliters of water and 50 milliliters skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. Heat for a few minutes. Slice ½ banana while you let the oatmeal cool. Sprinkle with cinnamon and add 1 scoop of Pure Whey Protein Natural or Vanilla. Top with banana and voila - your breakfast is ready!

3.  Oatmeal Pancakes

Pancakes for brekkie? Yes, please! But these aren't your ordinary pancakes – they're made with oatmeal for a healthier twist. Packed with oats, milk, and quark, these WLS pancakes are bursting with protein. Want an extra protein punch? Just add some Pure Whey Protein to the quark. Trust us, these oatmeal pancakes taste as good as they look. Get the recipe here. 

4. Toast with Cottage Cheese, Avocado and Salmon

Looking for a heavenly meal? Try this winning combination of cottage cheese, avocado, and salmon – it's a match made in breakfast heaven! Not only do they taste amazing, but they're also packed with protein, healthy fats, and calcium. And the best part? It's super easy to prep. 

For 1 serving, simply spread 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese over 1 whole-wheat toast. Season with salt and pepper, top with 1 slice of smoked salmon and ¼ avocado. Deliciousness awaits!

5. Greek Omelet with Feta

No list of protein-packed WLS breakfast recipes is complete without eggs! Eggs are like little protein powerhouses, perfect for starting your day. If you've had trouble with boiled eggs post-WLS, go for omelet instead – the lighter texture might suit you better. This Greek Omelet with feta is a delightful twist is ready in no time and sure to tantalize your taste buds. Check the recipe here. 

6. Avocado Banana Smoothie 

Finally, we have a powerful breakfast smoothie for you. Smoothies are a perfect in the early stages post-WLS, but also if you're not a fan of solid foods in the morning. This avocado-banana smoothie is a glass full of goodness to fuel your day! 

For 1 serving, slice ½ banana and ¼ avocado. Pop them into a blender along with 50 milliliters of skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, 1 tablespoon of quark and 1 scoop of Pure Whey Protein Natural or Vanilla. Blend it all up and sip your way to morning bliss.

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