These healthy blueberry muffins are a great low-calorie, gluten-free, protein-packed breakfast to help kick start your metabolism.
START YOUR MORNING OFF WITH A HEALTHY PROTEIN BREAKFAST.
A great way to jumpstart your day is to have breakfast. A breakfast that is low calorie, packed full of fiber and high protein is the best, and these easy blueberry muffins fit the bill.
The right breakfast will fill you up and give you energy throughout the morning, but research also suggests that having a significant amount of protein within 30 minutes from waking ignites your body and you burn more calories.
I usually opt for oatmeal or scrambled egg whites in the morning, but these muffins are a nice switch. I usually have two, which total 252 calories and are enough to sustain me through my morning and my morning workout.
After fueling your body in the morning you will feel an instant energy boost, so skip the breakfast options that slow you down. Take my advice and learn from my mistakes; whip up these delicious muffins asap!
PROTEIN MUFFINS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO EATING!
Protein muffin recipes that I have tried in the past have a rubber texture and not a lot of flavor. I never wanted to make the recipe again, which was a disappointment.
I wanted to come up with a recipe that I would enjoy eating while keeping it gluten-free and low in calories. After experimenting with several batches, I decided to add in almond meal, orange zest, and a few tablespoons of honey to give the muffins more weight, flavor, and a better texture. Now that I have perfected my recipe, my refrigerator usually contains a container of these muffins.
When I am craving something a bit less fruity and a bit nuttier, I adore banana peanut butter protein muffins (or leave out the peanut butter for classic banana protein muffins) for breakfast or a healthy snack. They have plenty of protein, and you can grab the recipe here. You could even throw in some chia seeds for a superfood boost!
Protein Blueberry Muffins
- 1 cup oatmeal flour quick oats ground in food processor
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 medium banana peeled and mashed
- 3 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon orange zest or lemon zest
- 1 cup fresh organic blueberries or frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 350°.
Place liners in one muffin pan and lightly spray with organic baking spray.
In a large bowl combine egg whites, yogurt, applesauce, honey, vanilla extract and mashed banana.
In a second bowl combine oatmeal flour, almond meal, vanilla whey protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and orange zest.
Combine flour mix and egg mix together until smooth.
Fill each tin 3/4 of the way full, spreading evenly.
Place about 8 blueberries on top spreading evenly over top of each filled muffin batter. Do NOT push blueberries down into batter.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Store in the refrigerator.
Another great breakfast using Oatmeal and Blueberries.
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