White Chia & Goji Berry Snack Cakes

Serves: 4

Now adays you are hearing the term ‘Superfoods’ more and more. But what exactly is a  superfood? If you are to look up the definition of a superfood you will find that it is not actually a scientific term, but more of a marketing term used to describe foods that have high nutritional benefits. If you tried to look up a list of ‘superfoods’ you will find that every list varies. There is no exact list; and every day more foods are being added!

Based on what the description of a ‘superfood’ is, it looks like I am on the ‘superfoods’ diet because I like to consider 97% of what I eat to have high nutritional benefits! (There’s always that wiggle room for those treats that aren’t quite 100% healthy!) Two of the more recent ‘superfoods’ that have been crossing the headlines are Goji berries and Chia seeds! Goji berries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin A, while chia seeds are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein and much more!

So why not take 2 great ‘superfoods’ and create a clean ‘fit’ snack cake/muffin that you can grab and eat on the go?! Well, my fit friends, that is exactly what I did! This little cake like treat makes an excellent pre workout or afternoon snack! Just bake them, throw them in individual ziplock bags and grab one on the go! A “Superfoods” snack! 🙂

A Super Snack!

Fit Ingredients

  • 30g (just under 1/3c) Oats
  • 1/2c (42g) SunWarrior Vanilla Protein (or protein of choice)
  • 1 1/2tbs (18g) chia seeds (I used white chia seeds, but any color is fine)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbs powdered stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/4c (56g) greek yogurt
  • 1/4c + 1tbs (75g) liquid eggwhites
  • 1/2c coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract, optional
  • 1/4c (28g) Goji berries

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  • Muffin tin (I used large size muffin tin, but you can make these into muffins and use regular tin)
  • non stick spray

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Directions

Pre heat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray 4 muffin cups with non stick spray. In a bowl combine your oats, protein, chia seeds, baking powder and sweetener. Add your egg whites, milk, extracts and orange zest. Mix well. Fold your goji berries into the batter. Divide batter evenly among 4 muffins cups. Bake for about 22 minutes. (If you make these in 4 smaller muffin cups they will require a few additional minutes of cooking time.)

When cooled pack up for your on the go Super Snack or serve it for breakfast with some greek yogurt and fresh berries! Delicious!

Packed with white chia seeds and goji berries!! (Yes, that’s me eating it at the gym before lifting!)

 

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Nutrition: (1 out of 4)

Calories: 143.9, Protein: 14.7g, Carbs: 15.5g, Fat: 2.9g (0g Saturated), Sodium: 201mg, Fiber: 4g (Net Carbs: 11.5g)

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4 Comments
  • Missy
    Mmmm those look great! Ive got to find some Goji berries - I doubt anyone around me sells them. What kind did you use? Navitas? Is one brand better than another? I only have regular chia seeds so they will have to do once I get my berries! Love the addition of the orange zest! Dumb question - what type powdered stevia do you use? I have some that has fillers - and then pure stevia. I think 2 Tbsp of the pure would be way to sweet! I also have the baking blend. Anyhow, hopefully there will be no fiasco tonight and I can actually try the strawberry cake!
    June 26, 2012
    • I got my Goji berries at Vitamin Shoppe. I definitely think GNC would have them too. If not, let me know and I will send you some! :) This was my first time using them and I really liked their flavor! And black chia seeds are perfectly fine..same thing just different color! I bought the white ones to change it up and make things a little more fun! (I get bored easily) I use trader joe's powdered stevia. I thought it gave them just the right amount of sweetness. I don't like things overly sweet. I kept trying the batter (shhhh....) before settling at the 2 tbs! But feel free to change it to your taste! :)
      June 26, 2012
  • Perfect snack!
    October 6, 2012

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