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