These delicious protein crepes are gluten free, dairy free, and naturally sweetened. Great for a healthy breakfast or brunch any day!
Healthy Protein Crepes
If there’s one meal in the day that I absolutely, without a doubt, always look forward to…it’s breakfast. I usually have a tasty protein smoothie, free-range eggs and gluten-free toast, or coconut yogurt with fresh berries and granola. On weekends I get a little more creative with pancakes, fruit salad, organic breakfast sausages, egg scrambles, or this recent breakfast addition… Strawberry Shortcake Protein Crepes made with Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ in natural coconut.
Breakfast is definitely the meal of the day that if I go without it…helloooo miss cranky pants. I’m sure that partly has to do with low blood sugar levels from skipping it, but it’s also partly disappointment because it’s my all-time favourite meal of the day.
Is there protein in crepes?
Traditionally crepes are made with white flour, sugar, salt, eggs, milk, and butter. So, not the healthiest breakfast in the bunch per se, but they are a favourite and a classic!
Because crepes contain eggs, they do naturally contain some protein, but not a lot. There’s 6g of protein in one egg, so a single crepe usually contains around 2g of protein (depending on the size).
That’s why to get that extra protein punch in crepes (and make them all around healthier!), you should try my delicious recipe.
Adding Protein Powder To Crepes
For the protein in these tasty crepes I used Genuine Health fermented vegans+ protein powder in natural coconut flavour. The coconut combined with the strawberries make a beautiful strawberry shortcake inspired flavour and the powder works well with the rest of the ingredients.
When it comes to choosing a good protein powder to make my simple protein crepes I recommend paying attention to the following, as not all protein powders are created equal!
- Choose a protein powder with no artificial ingredients. Some brands add in artificial sweeteners (like aspartame), or artificial colours or dyes. These are best to be avoided.
- Go with an organic protein powder. Non-organic protein powders can contain genetically modified ingredients, so look for one is specifically organic.
- Pick between natural organic whey protein (if you can tolerate dairy) or plant-based which can include rice protein, pea protein, or a blend of several plant proteins.
Health Benefits of Eating Protein at Breakfast
When it comes to breakfast I mix it up between sweet and savoury options but no matter what, even with naturally sweet breakfasts, I always ensure there is a protein component.
Protein at breakfast is crucial for stabilizing blood sugar levels, keeping you satisfied, and even stimulating metabolism in the morning. So often we forget to include protein at breakfast and make our meals very carbohydrate-focused instead. Think muffins, cereal, bread, croissants, oatmeal….etc.
There’s nothing wrong with healthy complex carbohydrates and fruits in the morning, as they are a perfect source of energy to fuel the body for the day, but having only carbohydrates can be an issue. A carbohydrate-heavy breakfast that is out of balance because of a lack of healthy fats and proteins will leave you feeling hungry about 1 hour later and often leads to sugar cravings.
The Genuine Health fermented vegan proteins+ is a unique product because the plant proteins used are fermented (obviously!). This fermentation makes the digestion and absorption of the proteins much easier which ultimately increases the body’s use of these proteins by up to 40% compared to non-fermented plant proteins.
On top of that, the proteins are derived from 7 different plant sources which offers a variety of amino acids and nutrients rather than protein powders made from just 1 single plant protein source like brown rice or hemp.
How do you make sure you get protein in at breakfast? Or, have you not thought much about it? I hope this post has convinced you to give protein in the morning some attention. Tell me about in the comments below!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Christal // NITK
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