Those of you that subscribe to my newsletter know that one of my goals in the new year is to get back in shape.
After having my bambinos I’ve stayed active but I’m feeling ready to kick it up a notch. My goal is to get fit and feel strong (and flexible!).
So I chose a workout plan to use as a basic blueprint for the gym, am keeping a food journal, have an accountability partner (another post!), and am experimenting with some new recipes in the kitchen.
This particular recipe was inspired by Brittany from Little B’s Healthy Habits. (Brittany was also the inspiration for this video – which has now become a household staple around here, making their way into my protein shakes and my kids smoothies).
These muffins are high in protein and are perfect for a post-workout snack. (I also love them in the afternoon with a cup of coffee).
This is the kind of muffin that I would refer to as fuel food – it’s like a muffin on a mission. It’s purpose it to deliver protein and some carbs after a workout and it just so happens to taste pretty good too.
I haven’t tried yet, but I would imagine it would be pretty easy to change these up by experimenting with different fruits. Maybe even throw in some raisins or mini chocolate chips if you were looking for a little extra sweetness (if any of you guys try a new flavor combo be sure to let me know).
One of my favorite ways to eat these is to crumble one on top of some Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. I highly recommend giving it a try.
What are some of your favorite post workout meals? Do you try to get some protein in after a workout? I would love to hear all about it down below;).
Apple Cinnamon Protein Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 apple, diced
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used whey)
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt
- 2tbsp. turbinado sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- Pinch of kosher salt
Pre-heat oven to 350
Prepare a muffin pan by either brushing with each with a little coconut oil or spraying with some cooking spray.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Once everything is combined, divide evenly amongst 12-muffins.
Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Makes 12 muffins.
Nutrients per muffin - Calories: 106; Total Fat: 1.2g; Saturated Fat: 0.1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Carbohydrate: 15.1g; Dietary Fiber: 1.6g; Sugars: 5.8; Protein: 9.1g