I made these delicious banana protein muffins as a treat for the ladies at Breathe Pilates Studio to snack on after a tough workout. I promised them I would share the recipe so here it is! These babies are only 179 calories per muffin with 5 grams of protein! There’s no reason you can’t have a breakfast muffin or post-w0rkout snack that satisfies your sweet tooth AND helps your muscles repair. If you’re having a muffin post-workout, make sure and pair it with a glass of milk (I recommend organic soy or grass-fed cow’s milk) to round up the protein and replace fluid for optimal recovery. Don’t forget, although almond milk tastes great, it has very little protein.
I used one of my favorite brands of protein powder in this recipe, Tera’s Whey. Tera’s has none of the artificial crap that most protein powders contain. I buy the Organic Bourbon Vanilla, it’s a grass-fed whey protein that packs 21 grams of protein into 110 calories with no GMOs. They get their whey from small local cheese plants in Wisconsin that get their milk from small family farms. The Bourbon Vanilla has only four ingredients (all of which I can pronounce) and doesn’t contain any sucralose or artificial sweeteners (score!). It’s also gluten-free, if that’s your thing. Other brands of protein powder I recommend are Jarrow, Biochem, IsoPure, Bluebonnett and Jay Robb’s.
Serving Size: 1 banana protein muffin
Total fat: 9.1g
Saturated fat: 4.1g
Total Carbohydrates: 20.6g
Recipe adapted from Once Upon a Chef.
For more tips on what to eat before a workout, read this.