Monday, March 16, 2015

Green Smoothie Muffins





I might be running a little late for your St. Patrick's breakfast, but these are still definitely worth making. I have to confess I was put off by their potential color (mine did not come out as green as the muffins I saw on Pinterest, so beware that yours might be greener than this), but these are so delicious that every single one of my kids wanted more more more until there were no more. Which is nice since they contain three fruit/vegetables and are 100% whole wheat. Also, a few handfuls of chocolate chips never hurt anything.

Green Smoothie Muffins
adapted from I Can Teach My Child
makes 12 large muffins
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Bake time: 20 minutes
Cost: $2.85
bananas: .45, strawberries: .60, spinach: .30, whole wheat flour: .30, sugar: .15, egg: .10, canola oil: .10, chocolate chips: .75, other stuff: .10

3 very ripe bananas
8 strawberries
2 C baby spinach
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour (preferably white)
3/4 sugar
1 egg
1/4 C canola oil
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2-1 C chocolate chips, optional

Combine bananas, strawberries, and spinach in food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.

In a separate blow combine whole wheat flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Then beat in the egg and canola oil. This will leave you with a somewhat crumbly batter. Now add your "green smoothie" and mix.

Mix in chocolate chips if using.

Pour into 12 muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cool and enjoy.

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3 comments:

  1. I've never thought about using a green smoothie in muffins! I used to have green smoothies ALL the time, but after allergy testing ALL raw fruits/veggies were on my "do not eat list". :( I'll definitely be trying these! Thank-you!

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    1. They're really delicious. And sometimes very green. It depends on how much I pack my spinach:).

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  2. After something like a week of drinking the Green drink I started to feel a radical change in my physique. Yet I had a feeling that I was getting a bit down from the stuff. Later I discovered that its an indication of detoxification. The detox got so terrible that I was pretty wiped out for something like 3 days.

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