Blueberry Flax Greek Yogurt Muffins


100_1439Many have gathered the notion that if a food is low calorie, it is healthy and if there are a lot of calories– it is not. It really is not this simple. We need a balance of vitamins, minerals, fat, protein, and of course the right amount of calories. The best foods tend to be really dense in nutrients, but also low in calories. Kale is a good example of this, but I didn’t use any kale in this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  You will simply buy a good quality blueberry muffin mix (to me this means one that doesn’t use cheap ingredients like animal shortening) and follow the instructions, but with my additions and replacements. You will need:

  • Quality blueberry muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Coconut milk (replace water in recipe)
  • Flavorless oil (I used grapeseed)
  • 3 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • Water
  • 1 egg (other 2 eggs replaced with flax)

In a separate bowl, add 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed meal with 8 to 9 tablespoons of warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes and you will see it take on a gel like texture. Mix all ingredients until flour lumps are nearly gone. Bake according to instructions, but note it may take 5 to 7 minutes longer to bake!ย  Watch this quick 2 minute video to see how it comes together!

xoxo,

Fifi

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3 thoughts on “Blueberry Flax Greek Yogurt Muffins

  1. Hi Fifi! Wow, you have an incredible range of health and fitness tips, that’s awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ (I’m a gym rat, so I can appreciate things like your squat challenge. Have you ever tried barre class? That’s my current fav.)

    Love the combination of ingredients you chose for your muffins; it’s great that a regular muffin mix can be made better for your body! Will put this on my to-try list. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~ lauriel

    EyeForElegance.com

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