Coconut Berry Protein Muffins

I am always looking for ways to add protein to my diet! Since I have increased my protein intake by so much, I have stayed very lean and added a lot of muscle. It makes a HUGE difference believe me!

I was scrounging around in my cabinet again (this is often where all my recipes come from!) It’s not hard to make these recipes up! What needs to be used in the fridge? What have I had sitting in the cabinet forever? What am I in the mood for? I usually go from there.

So a few days ago I bought a huge thing of strawberries. As you can see from my posts the past couple of days, they were strawberry heavy! I still needed to use the rest of them, and I had some ripe bananas I needed to use as well. I thought I’d use my new protein powder that’s strawberry flavored and make a nice muffin to start the morning off right!

While looking in the cabinet, I forgot I had bought some raw organic coconut shreds, so I wanted to use them too.

These muffins are so much better than grabbing one of those huge ones at a cafe or coffee shop that can be up to 1,000 calories! YIKES! Mine is only 83 CALORIES!

For this recipe you will need:Ā 
-2 very ripe bananas
-1 cup of chopped strawberries
-1/3 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-1/2 cup of egg whites
-1 Tablespoon of coconut oil (melted)
-1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
-1 cup of whole wheat flour
-1/2 cup of stevia in the raw
-1 large scoop of strawberry protein powder (I use Jay Robb brand)
-1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
-2 1/2 Tablespoons of organic raw coconut shreds

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Mash up your bananas and add them to a mixing bowl, this will help bind things together!

Mash them nanners!

Mash them nanners!

Add the wet ingredients: almond milk, lemon juice, egg whites, and melted coconut oil

Stir it together

Stir it together

In a separate bowl, gather your dry ingredients: flour, salt, stevia, baking powder, and protein powder

You have to mix these separately in baking

You have to mix things separately in baking

Now slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix

I do more of a folding method

I do more of a folding method

Add your chopped strawberries and fold them in

Mmmmm berries!

Mmmmm berries!

Now the coconut shreds (fold again)

I never liked coconut before. But I like the natural form in small amounts, not the overly processed stuff!

I never liked coconut before. But I like the natural form in small amounts, not the overly processed stuff!

Fill your cupcake tin with liners

I wanted to match the strawberry banana theme going on :)

I wanted to match the strawberry banana theme going on šŸ™‚

And now pour in the batter! About 3/4 of the way full

Give it a little bang on the counter to get out the air bubbles

Give it a little bang on the counter to get out the air bubbles

And put in the oven for 30 minutes šŸ™‚

Taken them out at the 30 minute mark and let them cool on the counter top

Pretty Protein Muffins!

Pretty Protein Muffins!

Look up close!

Fluffy and delicious and FULL of protein!

Fluffy and delicious and FULL of protein!

When cooled, take one out and enjoy! šŸ™‚

Coconut Berry Protein Muffin

Coconut Berry Protein Muffin

ONE muffin is: 83 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 10.5 carbs, 7 grams of protein

So yeah have 2!!!

(This recipe makes 12 muffins)

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Can I use vanilla protein powder instead?

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