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Why not green! Or as my son asked when he tried these muffins, “Why?” 😂 “They are really good, mom, but why add spinach?”

He’s probably right but in my response, “a boost of good-for-you nutrients and tastes great, right?!” Ok, well…I have my own opinion but I was impressed with the simplicity and wholesome nutrition theses little muffins provide.  After you get over the interesting color, they taste just like a chocolate chip banana muffin.

I started by making a green smoothie. Spinach, banana, almond milk and monk fruit for extra sweetness.

After making the smoothie, I added the Kodiak mix, cinnamon and vanilla flavoring.  I mixed together the smoothie mixture and dry ingredients and then added the chocolate chips.  

This brand I am seeing quite a bit and they have so many more products.  Plus, protein pancake mixes are popping up in other brands.  They are extremely filling with the amount of added fiber and protein added to the mix.  My family is not a fan of them as pancakes but I thought it would be a great idea to use this flour for recipes. 

Green Smoothie Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Minimal ingredients but maximal nutrition. A great little sweet treat with a boost of nutrients, protein and fiber.
Servings: 30
Calories: 36kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp. monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 cup Kodiak protein pancake mix
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a blender, place almond milk, spinach, banana and monk fruit sweetener and combine until smooth.
    3. In a bowl, combine pancake mix, cinnamon and vanilla together.
    4. Add smoothie mixture to the bowl and well. After combining ingredients, add mini chocolate chips to batter and stir lightly.
    5. Place batter in a greased mini muffin tin.
    6. Bake muffins for about 11 to 13 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and enjoy.

Notes

Per mini muffin: 36 calories; 5 gm carbohydrates; 1 gm fat; 1 gm protein

I am seeing this brand quite a bit and they have so many more products.  Plus, protein pancake mixes are popping up in other brands.  They are extremely filling with the amount of fiber and protein added to the mix.  My family is not a fan of them as pancakes but I thought it would be a great idea to use this flour for recipes and reap the benefits to our baking treats. 

Enjoy these little sweet muffins for breakfast, snack or even dessert!