Valentine’s Day Protein Muffins from Ellipse Fitness

Valentine’s Day Protein Muffins from Ellipse Fitness

What a great way to start your Valentine’s Day with a heart-healthy recipe that is packed with fast releasing protein powder, natural carbohydrates, and fruit, all wrapped in one beautiful muffin wrapper!  Finding a nutritious baked good is hard to come by in a world filled with fast food drive-throughs and sugar packed Danishes!  Whip these Muscle Muffins up for your family or friends and help them take care of their heart!

  • The protein powder used in these muffins is a low calorie alternative to wheat and flour.  Plus it provides an excellent protein source to help keep you full and rev your metabolism!
  • The unsweetened almond milk has a fraction of the sugar content than regular milk!
  • The Pumpkin Puree and Bananas are low-fat alternatives to keep the muffins moist vs. using unhealthy fats and oils.
  • Chia seeds are an excellent source of essential fatty acids and help stabilize your blood sugar!

 

Muffin Ingredients: 1 Small Apple – 1 Cup of Vanilla Ellipse Protein Powder – 1 Medium Banana – 1 Can of Pumpkin Puree – 1/2 Cup of Oats – 1/8 Cup Chia Seeds – 1/4 Cup Almond Milk – 1/4 Cup of Pistachios

Frosting Ingredients: Frosting: 1/2 Cup Chocolate or Strawberry Ellipse Protein Powder – 3/4 Cup Milk

Directions for Muffins:  Preheat oven to 340 degrees.  Blend all ingredients.  Pour batter into nine silicone muffin cases.  Bake for about 40 minutes.

Directions For Frosting: Mix protein powder and milk.  Pour mixture into piping bag.  Frost!  If desired, top with extra chia seeds, a sprinkle of organic cocoa powder, or a candy heart!

 

Serves:  Makes 9 Muffins (1 Muffin/serving)

Exchanges:  1 Milk, 1 Carb, 3 Extra Lean Protein

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