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High protein breakfast: chocolate banana pots

High protein breakfast ideas are all the rage these days, so I had to jump in and create some of my own favorites. I’m so in love with this high protein breakfast. It gives you over 20 grams of plant-based protein, which you can easily increase or double by adding in a scoop of protein powder – totally up to you and your protein goals.

This chocolate banana pot is as easy to make as it is delicious, hormone balancing, satiating, and satisfying. It’s vegan, gluten, and refined sugar free (depending on which chocolate chips you use). You can even prep the dry ingredients the night before and then mix and bake in the morning. Here’s how this helps your hormones:

Hemp seeds – These are an excellent source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which may help with PMS symptoms and are amazing for those going through perimenopause and menopausal symptoms as well. A tablespoon of hemp seeds also contains about 3 grams of protein, not a ton, but you’ll see how we add up the protein in this dish.

Chia seeds – The healthy fats and dietary fiber in chia seeds are excellent for hormone health because they help regular blood sugar and help prevent insulin resistance. They’re also super satiating as they expand in liquid. Be like a chia seed and take up more space 😉

Oats – Fiber + protein for blood sugar balance and keeping you full. Be sure to buy organic oats so you’re avoiding the conventional kind, which is likely sprayed with glyphosate and other pesticides you want to avoid.

Be sure to tag @wellandgreat on Instagram if you end up making this!

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Ingredients

This high protein breakfast recipe makes 4 ramekins / pots.

1 cup of organic oats – I like the One Degree Organics brand
2 medium, ripe bananas
4 tbsp hemp seeds
4 tbsp chia seeds
4 tbsp raw cacao powder
4 tbsp raw almond butter
2 pitted dates
2 cups of almond milk, I like the Malk brand
4 tbsp (or to taste) of chocolate chips – I like the Enjoy Life brand
1/4 tsp Himalayan pink or sea salt

Finishing touches:
A few tablespoons of drippy peanut butter (I recommend using organic peanut butter without any added ingredients), berries, nuts, or a drizzle of melted chocolate.

Process

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Evenly divide the mixture into four ramekins.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes, add toppings, and serve warm. Note that the inside will be soft and gooey, which I adore. Enjoy!

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