This Whole30 Sweet Potato Protein Breakfast Bowl is the perfect way to change up your morning routine. It makes for a really filling breakfast or great post-workout meal option! Paleo and vegan-friendly.
Oh man oh man you guys… half way through this Whole30!! WOOOO. As much as I’ve been complaining on Instagram (Yeah, I can admit that. I’ve totally been a tiny bit of a Bitter Betty, Negative Nancy, if you will) I have been feeling much better mentally these past few days. And it’s not like I wasn’t aware that my attitude the first couple weeks–the second week especially–was all wrong. I knew that it was. I can’t tell you how many times I thought to myself “Well I got myself into this mess, and I can surely get myself out…”
Or the fact that I was thinking “Yeahhh I’m done.”
OR how I was maybe thinking up in my head a post titled “That one time I quit Whole30” … pretty much every day since… January 3rd–my second full day of Whole30.
BUT I’ve also been reminding myself that I am doing this for a variety of reasons and do I REALLY want to quit? No, I don’t. Is it hard? Yeah… it actually is. Even for someone who eats pretty well on a regular basis, this shit is kind of hard. But like the Whole30 says “It’s not THAT hard”. And really, it’s not. Sometimes I get lazy with my meals and I just eat scrambled eggs, potatoes and avocado for dinner. But that is my own fault. Some days I don’t feel like eating leftovers but I do it anyway… I’m definitely learning some things about myself that I am trying to reflect on. I’ll be sure to compile those things later this month.
For now though, we’ve got a Whole30 breakfast bowl that is super simple and I just had to share the full recipe with you all here. I’ve been enjoying this as my post-workout morning bowl and I cannot get enough. Of course this bowl isn’t just for the Whole30 people, it’s a great way to change up your morning breakfast routine if you’re looking for a gluten-free/grain-free warm bowl option.
I’m not a huge oatmeal person, but every once in a while I do find myself craving a bowl. And during this Whole30 of course there were several times I just really wanted a warm bowl of hearty oats, especially on these cold mornings after my workout. But oats=grain=not Whole30. And while I love the savory combo of sautéed kale with eggs, potatoes and avocado, I was getting a little tired of the savory breakfast. I came home from my workout one morning and decided I would just warm up a sweet potato for breakfast, add some protein and call it good.
I didn’t expect to be so satisfied with that as my meal but I was. And it held me over for hours–which never happens.
So this breakfast bowl recipe is paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly! And if you’re doing a Whole30 and just really need something other than eggs for breakfast, this one’s for you!
It’s ridiculously simple. All you need is a baked sweet potato (I’ve been prepping them in advance which I highly recommend) some protein powder (use collagen peptides or egg white protein for Whole30) and your favorite fruity toppings.
Mix it all together and top with some healthy fats such as hemp hearts, cacao nibs, nut butter… your choice!
It’s SO simple, I hope you give it a try. Whole30 or not, this breakfast bowl is a winner.
- 1 small sweet potato, pre-baked
- 1 serving protein powder*
- 1 small banana, sliced
- ¼ cup raspberries
- ¼ cup blueberries
- optional toppings:
- cacao nibs
- chia seeds
- hemp hearts
- favorite nut/seed butter
- Flesh out sweet potato if not done already. In a small bowl, mash sweet potato with fork. Stir in protein powder until combined.
- Layer in banana slices, raspberries, and blueberries. Top with additional desired toppings and dig in! You can enjoy this bowl warm or cold, your choice!
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