I love to start my day with a delicious smoothie! Those of you who have been following this blog for a while an attest to that.
I've shared some of my favorites with you right here: The Monster Smoothie, The Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie, and The Apple-Kale Smoothie. It's the perfect way to get protein, veggies, and fruit in your breakfast. Plus, I can drink them during the car ride to work.
But, sometimes I wake up late and don't always have time to get my smoothie together-- so when I saw this recipe, I knew it would be perfect for those days.
Banana Smoothie Muffins-- complete with spinach, bananas, and strawberries! Delicious and easy to grab on the way out the door. Plus, they're easy to make!
Banana Smoothie Muffins
2 Packed Cups of Spinach
1 1/2 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 Cup of Sugar
1/4 Cup of Canola Oil
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/8 Teaspoon of Salt
Preheat the oven to 350-Degrees. Puree the bananas, spinage and strawberries together in a food processor. In a medium-size bowl-- combine the rest of the ingredients. Pour the smoothie mixture into the flour mixture and mix well. Spoon batter into a muffin tin, filling each cup about three-quarters full. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Makes 14 muffins.
Each muffin has: 155 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 2 grams of protein.