Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Muffin

 

I am so happy with how these turned out! These are great for a quick breakfast with a smoothie or for a quick snack!

What you will need:

2 Eggs
2 Ripe Bananas
1/2 cup of Honey (Next time I might try to use a little bit less and see if it makes a big difference taste wise)
1/4 cup of Almond Milk
1 tsp of Vanilla
1.5 tsp of Baking Powder
1 tsp of Baking Soda
1/2 cup of Organic Dark Chocolate Chips
1 cup of Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (I have the Cloud 9 Brand)
Coconut Oil
2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder

Preheat your oven to 350F, grease your Muffin Pan with the Coconut Oil and set aside.

Take a large bowl and add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Then spoon evenly into your muffin tin.  Mine made enough for 12 muffins.

Put your muffins in the oven, mine took roughly 20 minutes but just keep an eye on them and change the time accordingly.

ENJOY!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

I am always looking for quick healthy snacks.  Both my hubs and I have busy work schedules so I like to have healthy snacks ready to go that we can quickly grab!

When I found this recipe it couldn’t have been better timing as I was having a few girlfriends over for an early brunch on the weekend and knew they would be up for trying them!

What you will need:

2 Ripe Bananas – Mashed
2 Eggs
1/3 cup of honey
1 cup of Peanut Butter – I used Kraft Light Peanut Butter
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
2 scoops of Protein Powder – I use Refuel White Chocolate Brownie Protein Powder, but you can use whatever you want
2 tbsp of vanilla
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of baking powder
Cocunut Oil – for the muffin pan

Preheat your oven to 350F.  Mix all your ingredients together and pour equal amounts into greased muffin pan.  Put the oven and let it bake away for about 20 min, depending on your oven. This recipe made 12 muffins.  Next time I think that I will substitute the Peanut Butter for Almond Butter.

Nutritional Info: 145 Calories, 5.4g of Fat, 19.4g of Carbs, 7.8 Protein (I use the My Fitness Pal App to input my recipes and get this information)

What are some of your go to healthy snacks?

Muffins

Pickling…Round 2

I think I have a problem…it’s called PICKLING!

Today myself and a good friend, Ms. Munro, decided to try pickling again. We made carrots and beets! This time with pickling though we wanted to try and make them as close to clean eating as possible. So we changed up the ingredients a little bit:

For the carrots:
Apple cider vinegar
Water
Pickling Spice
Fresh Dill
Garlic

For the beets:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Water
Pickling Spice
Stevia

Next up, spicy asparagus and beans!

Enjoy!

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Comfort Food

If someone says comfort food to me, the first thing I think of is potatoes! And one of the best ways to have potatoes for me is scalloped potatoes! I like to make mine a little bit healthier than the traditional recipe.

Ingredients:

Skim Milk
Butter
Flour
Garlic
Onion
Potatoes
Parmesan Cheese
Salt
Pepper

Take a large enough pot and melt the butter, add your sliced garlic, salt and pepper and let cook for a minute. Add in a few spoonfuls of flour and then pour in your milk and stir until it thickens. Add in your onion and potatoes and mix all ingredients well. Pour one layer of onions and potatoes into your casserole dish and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Pour remaining onion and potatoes and sprinkle with more Parmesan Cheese. There is a great spice store in Calgary called The Silk Road Spice Merchant. I was there a few months ago and picked up some minced roasted garlic. Back to the potatoes! I then take some of the roasted garlic and sprinkle it on top and a little bit more pepper. Place the potatoes in the oven and bake to desired tenderness.

Enjoy!

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