A smoothie bowl To-Go, BAKED with oats, eggs, yogurt, plump blueberries, cardamom and some healthy love is more practical than a bowl!
Who doesn’t love a healthy smoothie bowl with everything healthy to start your day, or a health boost for that afternoon drag!
Smoothie bowls are an easy way to load up a ‘bowl and spoon’ breakfast, mid-day or bedtime snack.
Yogurt (of choice), for all those probiotics and nourishment that makes us feel full for hours without a gazillion calories.
Load up that bowl with oats, blueberries and lots of flavorful extras and you would almost think you’ve had an ice cream sundae!
Smoothie Bowls Are NOT Practical
As easy as it is to load up a bowl full of healthy goodies to fill your tummy, smoothie bowls require us to ‘sit still’ and eat these yummy, yet messy bowls of goodness.
Suppose you drive a distance to work and barely have time to get dressed and go, let alone make time for a healthy breakfast.
Certainly can’t take that smoothie bowl in the car with you, yet you know you needed to eat something healthy.
Welcome To Muffin Madness
In my family, I have always been known as the muffin queen, simply because over the years I have created about 25 different muffin recipes, and still creating!
As a single mom of 4, during those insanely disjointed, hectic years of age 6 to 16, with school, hobbies, work and hormones, I needed a friend!
Muffins became my antidote to madness. My friend. How? I needed a quick, healthy and affordable breakfast, a to-go snack and I needed the kids to be able to help make them.
And so… I will be sharing one of my beloved muffin recipes with YOU each and every Friday for your weekend treats, or a batch to carry you through the busy week ahead! Yep! 52 Fridays!!
Healthy Blueberry Muffins
Have you ever looked at the ingredients in a package of store bought blueberry muffins? Tisk tisk! Sugar!! They are loaded with sugar and flour and little else.
Blueberry muffins should have whole grains in them to make them healthy. Healthy blueberry muffins should be a healthy meal and not a cake dessert.
Smoothie bowls aren’t practical but healthy blueberry muffins are easy to transport!
Busy Life Smoothie Bowls
Imagine, you are barely out of your pj’s and need to get the kids fed and off to school. Not only do they need to eat something quick and healthy but so do you.
If you must trek to work each weekday morning by subway or bus. You didn’t have time for breakfast but the day requires so much out of you. How can you give the day what it needs when you haven’t given you what you need first?
Everything you would want in a healthy, leisurely smoothie bowl can be baked into something easy to fit into your busy lifestyle. Let Me Show You How!
How To Make Smoothie Bowl Muffins
There are three ingredients needed to turn a smoothie bowl into a smoothie muffin, except for the smoothie goodies you would usually put in a smoothie bowl.
With the help of an egg or two, some type of grain flour and a rising agent, such as baking powder, that leisurely smoothie bowl can fast become a transportable, busy life, healthy breakfast, lunch or snack.
Go ahead and make your favorite smoothie bowl. Then dump it into a mixing bowl. Toss an egg in, some grain flour, such as spelt, oats, quinoa or even a nut flour such as almond meal, sprinkle some baking powder in there, mix, bake and GO!
Blueberry Muffins For The Health Of It!
I don’t need to tell you how healthy blueberries are. Of course, you already know about their vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and immune boosting power.
Did you also know they are low in calories, even though they are sweet? Yep! Low in calories and high in nutrients.
Makes you want to just eat a big bowl of blueberries. Only problem is, you’ll be hungry in an hour.
Oats, chia, wheat germ, spelt or millet flour will make us feel full and satisfied after eating, so we definitely want to toss some of those into our batter.
Add a yogurt of your choice, a few eggs, some nuts and you’ve got enough protein, along with grain, and fruit to make for a perfect meal to get your busy life off and running every morning.
- Baking powder
- Plain Yogurt or Kefi
- Sunflower oil
- Muffin tin
- Mixing bowl
- Baking cup papers
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
My Muffin Madness Cookbook
Now that I’ve got you thinking outside the box about muffins, are you ready to try other creative and delicious muffin recipes you won’t find anywhere else?
Hot off the press this year: My Muffin Madness Cookbook!
Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Muffins
- Quick Oats – ½ cup
- Flour – 2 cups
- Baking powder – 1 tbsp
- Salt – ½ tsp
- Cardamom – ½ tsp
- Plain yogurt or Kefir – 1 cup
- Eggs – 2
- Sunflower oil – 1/3 cup
- Sugar – ½ cup plus extra to sprinkle on top
- Blueberries – 1 ½ cups
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mix the yogurt, eggs, oil, sugar, and ½ cup of blueberries in a bowl.
- With a fork or hand mixer, mash the ½ cup of berries into the wet mixture.
- Slowly fold in the dry ingredients. Just fold, and not mix.
- Fold in the remaining berries.
- Transfer batter to a non-stick muffin tin, or baking-paper lined muffin tin.
- Sprinkle a little sugar across the tops before baking.
- Bake until tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean. About 25 minutes.