Friday, June 28, 2013

High Protein~Low Sugar Muffins with Low-Carb Icing




I love nothing more then getting up early and having a few cups of coffee to start my day!  Usually I don't eat breakfast, but there are times that I do enjoy a little something.  I've been trying to incorporate protein powder into some of my recipes and this is a perfect combination...high protein, low sugar blueberry muffins that I topped off with low carb sweet cream icing.  They're simple to make and it's the perfect way to start the day!




I used V-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix made by ViSalus.  This mix is low fat, low sugar, has fewer calories and lower in carbs than most protein powders.  The flavor is sweet cream and it's delicious!  I have no problem having just a shake for breakfast now, but like I said, I like mixing it into recipes too!  

Ingredients are as follows:

1 C whole wheat white flour
1/2 C V-shape nutritional shake mix, sweet cream flavor
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbsp. powdered Stevia (or any sweetener)
dash of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 C applesauce
1 C unsweetened almond milk 
1 C blueberries

icing:
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 Tbsp. V-shape nutritional shake mix, sweet cream flavor
1/2 C cream, you may need more if you want a thinner consistency
blueberries to garnish



Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees; grease a muffin tin or line with wrappers.


Mix together the flour, shake mix, baking powder, baking soda, Stevia & salt. 


Whisk in the vanilla, applesauce and almond milk.


Fold in the blueberries.


Evenly divide the batter into the muffin tin.


Bake for 20-25 minutes; until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.


Cool for five minutes, remove from pan & continue to cool on a wire rack.  While they're cooling, whisk together the cream cheese, shake mix & cream.


Spread the icing on top of the muffins.


Garnish with blueberries and enjoy!


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This is a sponsored post by ViSalus and I was also provided a sample.  The opinions expressed are my own; sponsorship does not reflect my opinion.  I only endorse products that I stand by 100%.  There are affiliate links, however I receive no compensation for them.

 

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, I could do this and I love blueberry muffins. Thank you for the recipe.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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