Today I wanted to share with you a little baking “How To” since my last two Tuesday posts were beauty related.
Recently I was cleaning out my cabinets and I found a random blueberry muffin mix. It wasn’t an extremely unhealthy mix but it wasn’t exactly nutrient rich either. I thought about donating it to a local women’s shelter but when donating food I have one strict rule of thumb: never donate something you wouldn’t want to eat.
Instead of tossing it completely I decided to take the mix and see what I could do to make it a little more nutritious.
To bring down the glycemic index and add extra protein I added one scoop of NutriBiotic Vanilla Brown Rice Protein powder to the muffin mix.
In place of the milk the recipe called for I added half organic plain yogurt and half water. I find that adding yogurt helped balance the protein powder, which can sometimes dry out your batter or leave a chalky taste. Luckily I have never really noticed a chalky after taste with the NutriBiotic protein powders. The yogurt also added protein and calcium to the muffins.
For another boost of nutrients I added about 2 tbsp. of sesame seeds to the mix. Sesame seeds are a great source of copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and iron.You could also add chia seeds, chopped almonds, or walnuts.
I then mixed it all together with a wire whisk. I find using a whisk is the easiest way to mix protein powder into batter.
I decided to make mini muffins for a little built-in portion control.
Using a measuring spoon I scooped in 1 Tbsp. of batter to each mini muffin mold.
Try this yourself with that muffin or cake mix you have sitting in the back of your cabinet. I would love to know what you added or changed to make the mix more healthy. Let me know in the comments below!
Also, check out this website I found that has nutritional information for all your favorite healthy foods. I literally just spent an hour browsing this site. Love it!
Peace, love, and baking!