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Banana Mango Muffins

Serves: 4

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week and have some fun an/or relaxing plans for the upcoming weekend! Not too much will be going on in our house since it is football playoffs! That is like Christmas for the boyfriend! Tonight I will be prepping some food to have during the games and tomorrow we will be going to get a (much needed) massage before the 4:30pm start time! (Yes, I managed to sneak that in there ;)) I want to make sure my legs are nice and fresh for next weekends race. Speaking of the race, while the boyfriend is glued to the t.v for the football games, I will be working on my marathon playlist for my ipod! If you have a favorite song that pumps you up while running, lifting, or doing anything, leave it in the comments below! I desperately need to add some new songs! It can be any genre from any year! I like it all!

Now, onto today’s recipe! What would be a week without one of my favorite types of food to make….muffins! I love them because they are quick, easy, portable and portion controlled! All things that are very important when you are short on time and in need of healthy food! I hope you enjoy these!

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Fit Ingredients

  • 3/4c (84g) almond flour
  • 1 1/2tsp (7g) psyllium husk (or ground flax)
  • 1/4c baking stevia
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3c + 1tbs (92g) liquid egg whites or 3 large egg whites
  • 1 small banana (mine was 95g)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2c (70g) mango, diced (fresh or frozen)

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  • muffin tin
  • non stick spray

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray 4 muffins cups with non stick spray.

3. In a bowl whisk together your dry ingredients: almond flour, psyllium husk, stevia and baking powder.

4. In a separate bowl mash your banana,

5. Add your egg whites and vanilla to your banana.

6. Mix until all incorporated. (you could put your banana, egg whites and vanilla in a magic bullet and puree)

7. Mix your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients.

8. Fold in your diced mango.

9. Divide your batter evenly among the 4 muffin cups.

10. Bake for ~ 32-34 minutes.

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These were like a tropical island in your mouth! The sweetness from the banana with the chunks of mango were absolutely delicious! Adding in some shredded coconut would be absolutely amazing! Instead, I opted to top mine with some Coconut Manna for an all around tropical paradise! 😉

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Nutrition (per 1 out of 4 muffins)

Calories: 177.1, Protein: 7.3g, Carbs: 15.9g, Fat: 10.7g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 38mg, Fiber: 5g* (Net Carbs: 10.9g)

*Yes, that’s right!! 5g of fiber!!! That’s 1/5 of your daily require just from this muffin alone!! 🙂

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17 Comments
  • I love muffins that have some protein in them. Plus, these are about half the calories of a regular muffin. Does that me I can eat two :)? "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera always gets me pumped up. And anything by Brit Spears. But I realize I'm probably the only one... Haha!
    January 11, 2013
  • Ahaha, "tropical island in your mouth"--sign me up! If you don't mind bad words and rap, nothing gets me productively angry/pumps me up for heavy lifting like this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPYU0Drm1k0
    January 11, 2013
  • Those muffins look really good! My current favorite running songs that get me pumped up and going are "Turn Me On" by David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj, and "Kill Your Heroes" by AWOLNATION.
    January 11, 2013
  • Susan
    Muffins are super tasty and these may just have to make it into my next batch of baking! Musical suggestions that I love running to include: - "Adrenaline" by Shinedown (rock/alternative) - "Innocence" by Distrurbed (rock/alternative) - "A Warrior's Call" by Volbeat (rock/alternative) - "Easy Comes" by Thorney (rock/alternative) - "Radioactive" by Kings of Leon (rock/alternative) - "Youth without Youth" by Metric (rock/alternative) - "Be Who You Want to Be" by Love Inc. (Dance) - "Born this Way" by Lady Gaga (Dance) - "When I Grow Up" by The Pussycat Dolls (Dance) - "24 hours" by The Vengaboys (Dance) - "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jespsen (Dance) Jotting down those songs is making me want to go out for a run now! Susan
    January 11, 2013
  • I'm all over the board with music, but lately I have been enjoying some old school 80's on my runs. Random yes, but you just can't go wrong with them. Instant smile! I haven't made muffins in ages. Need to add this to my list of winter recipes. Enjoy the weekend!
    January 11, 2013
  • SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YUM!!!! I have not got to any of my blog reading today so sorry so late! LOVE THIS!
    January 11, 2013
  • Hoping on a plane right now to come get a massage with you & to watch the playoffs with you guys... and eat all your yummy dishes =)
    January 12, 2013
  • Mmm, muffins! I love muffins for all of the reasons mentioned above anddd love slicing them in half, toasting them, and smothering them with PB or jam :P Banana bread is an absolute favorite of mine, love the tropical mango twist!
    January 12, 2013
  • Kim
    Can you suggest a different flour....highly allergic to almonds...thx
    January 22, 2013

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