Health & wellness expert Amanda Valentine is convinced anyone can bake these delicious berry muffins.
I didn’t really think I could bake. Prep healthy meals, yes. Mix flour and eggs with other stuff and wait 30 minutes for it to do what it does in the oven, no. It’s a little surprising because most of my professional and personal life revolves around food — healthy, nutritious food that helps you lose weight and keep it off.I share my own weight loss journey as a guide to offer helpful, real-life tips and tricks through conversations with guests and experts on my daily podcast, Pound This. I also speak to groups and I’ve even written a cookbook.
Along with baking, I also don’t have a lot of experience with using supplements of greens my food prep. Honestly, many supplements I’ve tried before, mostly in drinks and shakes, taste gritty, earthy — kind of gross. I was willing to try the muffin recipe below because NuEthix Gourmet Greens is none of the yucky stuff. It’s delicious! I’m also influenced by the beautiful pink color it adds to the muffin batter when stirred in. Also, we all know it’s difficult but important to get enough greens in your diet.
All it took to convince me was a nudge from NuEthix, which asked me to try out a berry muffin recipe —with two scoops of NuEthix Gourmet Greens (berry flavor) as the secret ingredient. I can say with all modesty that it turned out great!
I have learned that food that’s good for you can also taste good. I’m always on the search for recipes that will help people like me enjoy the food we eat while helping to get and stay fit, and NuEthix Gourmet Greens fits that bill. For one thing, NuEthix always tells you how much of certain ingredients each product contains. Gourmet Greens, for example, contains 2.92 grams of SuperFruitox antioxidant blend, 2.4 grams of digestive enzyme and probiotic blend, and 2.03 grams of vegetable antioxidant blend. Want more? Find the milligram by milligram breakdown of each blend they even list it out on the website for your reading pleasure! NuEthix prides themselves in having complete transparency into their entire supplement making process.
Those blends are what you want in the food you eat, and you can compare NuEthix against other products. (If the label doesn’t list amounts, they don’t have as much as you want.)Along with berry flavor, NuEthix Gourmet Greens comes in espresso (perfect for your coffee!) and strawberry kiwi (perfect for your weekend lemonade!)
For this recipe I added a frozen berry medley because I had it in the freezer, but you can use any kind of fresh or frozen berries. You can use regular flour or gluten-free. Either way, it’s important to use nonfat milk and nonfat yogurt. Don’t worry about the taste — along with the berries, you get to add real maple syrup!
Try it! Believe me, if I can bake these berry muffins, so can you.
Berry Muffins Recipe & Instructions
1 tbsp (14g) coconut oil
1 large egg
1 tbsp (15mL) vanilla extract
½ c (120mL) maple syrup
½ c (120g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
½ c (120mL) nonfat milk
1 ½ c (210g) frozen mixed berries
2 scoops of NuEthix Gourmet Greens — Berry flavor
2 c (240g) flour of choice
¾ tsp (2g) baking powder
¾ tsp (2g) baking soda
¼ tsp (2g) salt
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and lightly coat a pan of 12 standard-sized muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the maple syrup and yogurt, thoroughly mixing until no lumps remain. Alternate between adding the flour mixture and the milk, stirring until all mixed together. Add berries to mixture and fold in.
3. Add batter to muffin cups and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes (oven times may vary).
Amanda Valentine has faced a lifetime of obesity and years of yo-yo dieting. But after a decade of getting real results by losing over 100 pounds and finally keeping it off, Amanda is on a mission. Quitting a 20-year broadcasting career to become a certified nutritionist and personal trainer - Amanda now helps to inspire healthier lifestyles through sharing powerful experiences, daily struggles, as well as helpful tips and tricks with nutrition, exercise, and motivation that will provide a new path toward a healthier happier life. Find weekly conversations with experts in health & wellness on her podcast, Pound This.