5 healthy high-protein gluten-free, vegan breakfast ideas

Gluten-free breakfasts can be one of the hardest things to keep varied. Sure, there are cereals on the market-but they contain hardly any protein and lots and lots of sugar (and are usually just a combination of corn and flavorings-offering very little nutrients)

 I’ve spoken before about the importance of trying to have protein at the start of your day. You might think it’s just for gym goers- but having protein (especially in the morning) helps keep your sugar levels stable for the rest of the day; as well of course helping with things like giving us energy, helping with stress and repairing the gut. 

With that in mind, I wanted to offer you five quick breakfast ideas today- all of which are gluten-free but are much healthier than the usual choices on the market. They’re also all vegan, dairy-free and contain plenty of protein. 

1. Avocado and Potato Hash

One of my favourite things to make of a weekend (or order at brunch) is avocado and potato hash on toast. I’ll part cook potatoes or sweet potatoes in the microwave, and then fry in cubes until golden. Avocado itself contains protein and good omega fats-but you can also try scrambling silken tofu with your potatoes for an extra vegan protein hit. Tofu can be a bit tasteless but frying in turmeric and coconut oil for a minute or two (any longer and it disintegrates so be careful) can be a great way of adding flavour!

2. Turmeric Protein Smoothie

I make this Turmeric Protein Smoothie at least once a week. It usually pea protein again but also turmeric, ginger, nut butter and seeds (both of which add extra protein and should be easy to digest when well blended). It’s delicious, full of good fats and should keep you full until lunch!

3.Nutribrek with strawberries and sticky toffee pudding vegan protein

Disclaimer: I was sent Nutreelife to try and paid to create this specific recipe.

Nutri-brex is my go to gluten-free cereal since it’s way lower in sugar than any others I’ve tried (1 teaspoon I believe). It’s also made of sorghum- which is a natural, soluble-fibre rich ingredient. I’ve topped my usual bowl with Strawberries and Nutreelife’s sticky toffee vegan protein snack bites.  These are perfect if you want an extra protein hit-since they use pea protein (my preferred choice of vegan protein) and peanuts. They’re also gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! If you’ve never used pea protein- I would 100% recommend it (I also use it in my smoothie recipe above-it doesn’t really taste of anything and is great for those who can’t tolerate nut proteins or soy protein powders.

 4.Fig Chia Pudding

Fig Chia Pudding

Image credit:The Healthy Tart

I’m sharing this one from one of my favourite bloggers. This fig chia pudding  by The Healthy Tart used chia seeds (which are great for digestion-they swell with water so they’re very gentle on the gut-omegas and a fantastic vegan source of protein). It’s really delicious and works well for both breakfast and desert.

5.Broccoli Waffles


This final recipe comes from Face Paint and Favour. Many gluten-free waffle recipes contains eggs; but these beauties contain broccoli florets instead. You wouldn’t think it but broccoli does actually contain protein! 


These are my five favourite gluten-free, vegan recipe ideas that all pack a protein punch. Do let me know your favourite!


  1. February 28, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Thank you for sharing these awesome recipes and they look delicious too. I’ve been planning to do some changes in my breakfast. Trying to avoid rice as much as possible. Anyways, awesome posts. πŸ™‚

  2. Kate
    April 25, 2018 / 9:38 am

    When you say that you pre-cook the potatoes/sweet potatoes in the microwave – do you chop them up first and for roughly how long?

    Many thanks for the great ideas have started an Autoimmune Protocol diet and the idea of sweet potato hash with avocado sounds delicious.

    • Healthyglobetrotting
      April 25, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      ah so glad you like the sound of it! sometimes i will peel and chop into small chunks; then literally cook for around 4 or 5 minutes or so with a tablespoon of water. hope that helps and good luck with AIP.

  3. May 18, 2018 / 8:29 am

    They all look so delicious! A lot of my friends are having Turmeric, they always suggest I try it. But I still haven’t got myself a bottle HAHA. Maybe it’s time for me to try it since that shake looks so healthy and delicious πŸ™‚ Anyways, thank you for sharing these recipes. Cheers to you πŸ™‚

  4. June 27, 2018 / 9:06 am

    Hi Jenna! I love anything Turmeric, so I’d try Turmeric Protein Smoothie and Broccoli Waffles is worth a try! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this healthy. mouthwatering post! πŸ™‚

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