Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins

Turn that pancake mix into muffins! Try this delicious recipe for a classic apple cinnamon muffin, but packed with fiber and packed with protein! Great for kids too!

You can make them into large batches and freeze them, for a fast and healthy breakfast on the go.

INGREDIENTS:
1-1/2 cups FlapJacked Cinnamon Apple Protein Pancake Mix
1 cup skim or fat free milk
1 TBSP honey (or use low-glycemic sweetener)
2 large egg white
1 cup Barbara’s Better that Granola oats & honey

20170218_111404

acpm-collage

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a non-stick muffin pan (or use paper or foil muffin liners).  Mix all ingredients with a mixer on low for 30 seconds, then on high for 1 minute.  Pour evenly into 8 muffins.  Bake in pre-heated muffin pan for 12-15 minutes. Lt cool & Enjoy!

20170218_115649

NUTRITIONAL:
Serving Size: 1 muffin
Servings: 8
Calories 88
Fat 1g
Carbs 14g
Fiber 1g
Sugar 7g
Protein 12g

Advertisements

Blueberry Power Bites

Eating healthy isn’t always easy. I find myself eating the things that are convenient to grab and shove in my mouth by the handful! Not to mention, the snacks don’t fill you up so you end up eating a lot more of them. NOT THESE! These bites are perfect to throw in a bag and take anywhere with you. You could substitute any ingredients in this recipe and make it work for you!

I have played with this recipe a lot over the past few months, adding a bit of almost everything I had in my pantry. And that is why I love these bites, you can use whatever you have in your pantry or spice rack and create a easy, and healthy for you snack even the kids will want to eat!

BPBLIST

Ingredients I used:

  • 3 cups Oats, toasted (see tips below)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp agave, or honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/ tsp almond extract
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds, grounded
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds, grounded
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups almond milk, adjust as necessary
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in bowl, shape into bite size balls and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes until firm and brown. Let cool completely.

IMG_20160724_141711

Tips:

Toast your oats!– Toasting your oats in a dry non stick skillet on med- med high until lightly browned helps bring out the flavor and cuts down the “uncooked flour” taste!

IMG_20160724_141459

Get your grind on!– Put the Chia seeds and Flax seeds in either a coffee bean grinder, spice grinder or blender to grind them into a fine powder before adding to your recipe so you don’t bite right into a seed.

IMG_20160724_140752

Play with your food!– Try different flavor extracts, I used vanilla and almond, but you can try banana or pistachio. The limits are endless.

Feel fruity!– You can try any kind of fruit in these, you might want to adjust the amount of liquid your adding depending on how much juice is in the fruit. Also, I tried getting the blueberries in the middle of the bites before baking, that way the juice didn’t explode everywhere on the outside while baking.

IMG_20160724_142441

You can feel good about eating these, and get a boost of “Power” for your day! Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which stays in the stomach longer and helps you feel fuller, longer. It also contains calcium and potassium!

Sneakz Organic Drinks

Being a parent is all part of the adventure, so you get to play the hero by letting your kids drink yummy milkshakes and feel good about doing so. #sipthegoodness

When I heard there was a milkshake drink out there that would give my kids a 1/2 serving of vegetables per box, I thought no way does it actually taste good. So, I sat my two kids down, gave them a glass of a “Strawberry Milkshake”, and walked away. No words were spoken, no sounds were made, no complaints were given. They just sat there drinking and doing their homework. They had NO idea that what they were drinking was actually good for them. I was impressed. It was Sneakz!

I asked each of them a few questions..

Q.Does it taste good?

A.” Yeah, I like it. It tastes just like a smoothie”

What would you change about it?

A. ” I would make it into Popsicle’s.”

Would you drink these regularly?

A. “Can we make them into  Popsicle’s?”

Half serving of veggies

Each box has 1/2 serving of veggies, making it a delicious snack with nutritional benefits for a balanced diet.

Organic Dairy

Our Non-GMO and grass fed cows produce the highest quality organic milk which is healthy and safe for your little ones.

Natural Cane Sugar

Sneakz is sweetened with natural cane sugar and has fewer grams per ounce than flavored milks by Organic Valley and Horizon Milks.

.

sneakzcover

To purchase your own Sneakz, please visit their website at http://sneakz.com. They also have recipes on their that are nutritional and picky-kid friendly.

Tips: From my experience with Sneakz organic drinks, the colder they are the better. You can transform them into Popsicle’s, (as my kids would suggest) on those sunny warm days for a cool down drink that’s healthy too!

 

Enjoy Sneakz, yummy organic milkshakes with half-serving of veggies for kids and join the conversation on social media using hashtag, #sipthegoodness.

I received product at no cost for my honest review.

And, as always I love to hear from you, please leave any comments, questions or ideas below!