Green Monster Smoothie Muffins

HEALTHY GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE MUFFINS full of spinach, strawberries and banana! Estimated to be 95 calories per muffin! Great muffin to sneak in vegetables for kids!

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HEALTHY GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE MUFFINS full of spinach, strawberries and banana! Estimated to be 95 calories per muffin! Great muffin to sneak in vegetables for kids!
These green monster smoothie muffins are pretty fun.

How often do you eat green muffins? Exactly.. it’s not very normal.

But I want you to feel really good about eating these because their full of spinach, strawberries and bananas!

HEALTHY GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE MUFFINS full of spinach, strawberries and banana! Estimated to be 95 calories per muffin! Great muffin to sneak in vegetables for kids!
They are called smoothie muffins because the basis of a lot of smoothies consist of bananas, a couple handfuls of spinach and some strawberries/other berries.

We just added in some egg and flour and viola – SMOOTHIE muffins!

Plus the base of the muffins are made in a blender, just like a smoothie!

HEALTHY GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE MUFFINS full of spinach, strawberries and banana! Estimated to be 95 calories per muffin! Great muffin to sneak in vegetables for kids!
Some of you might be skeptical, but don’t let the green color deter you. You can’t really taste the spinach, but lucky for you, you can know that it’s in there and healthy for you.

Plus if you eat muffins like I do (muffin queen right here!) you’ll feel great knowing that these are good for you! I even surprised myself and there are ZERO chocolate chips in this recipe.

But I wouldn’t put it pass me to add in some chocolate chips if I felt like I needed it :)

HEALTHY GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE MUFFINS full of spinach, strawberries and banana! Estimated to be 95 calories per muffin! Great muffin to sneak in vegetables for kids!
The recipe is simple to make – 10 ingredients: bananas, spinach, strawberries, all purpose flour, honey, an egg, greek yogurt, baking soda, salt and peanut butter.

You’ll blend the bananas, strawberries, spinach, greek yogurt, honey and peanut butter in a blender until everything is smooth, you don’t want chunks!

Then you’ll add in the egg, flour, baking soda and salt. They bake up fast and I bet they will disappear fast too!

HEALTHY GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE MUFFINS full of spinach, strawberries and banana! Estimated to be 95 calories per muffin! Great muffin to sneak in vegetables for kids!
If you eat these muffins while drinking a green smoothie you get extra bonus points. And room to have some ice cream later.

HEALTHY GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE MUFFINS full of spinach, strawberries and banana! Estimated to be 95 calories per muffin! Great muffin to sneak in vegetables for kids!

Green Monster Smoothie Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Total Time: 30 minutes

HEALTHY GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE MUFFINS full of spinach, strawberries and banana! Estimated to be 95 calories per muffin! Great muffin to sneak in vegetables for kids!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 & 1/2 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º degrees F.
  2. In a blender, puree the bananas, strawberries, spinach, greek yogurt, honey and peanut butter until smooth. You don't want any chunks. Once blended pour the mixture into a bowl.
  3. Stir in one egg.
  4. Gradually add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined.
  5. Place muffin liners in a muffin pan. Scoop the batter into the pan, filling about three quarters full.
  6. Bake for 16-19 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool before removing them from the pan. Store in an airtight container.
Estimated at 95 calories per muffin.

HEALTHY GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE MUFFINS full of spinach, strawberries and banana! Estimated to be 95 calories per muffin! Great muffin to sneak in vegetables for kids!

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39 comments

  1. Oh how cool! They look great! Did you see my post today, Hot Fudge Cake!! It will make you do the happy dance, it’s good!

    Michael :-)
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/hot-fudge-sauce-chocolate-cake-and-ice-cream/

  2. This is such a creative idea! I love it Beth! And way to make green muffins look super appetizing!

  3. OMG I have to make these for my picky eater son ASAP! Thanks!

  4. Very, very interesting! My kids love muffins and I am thinking that this would be a good way to get some extra “green stuff” in them. Not to mention, good for me too! Thanks!

  5. What a fun idea Beth! I don’t mind green muffins, it’s one of my favorite colors. ;)

  6. I never would have thought o try this 0 brilliant Beth

  7. I love this idea! I can’t always force myself to drink the green smoothies, let alone get my kids to drink them, but I bet I could get them to eat these! Thanks for sharing via Creative Princess Brandi’s link party.

  8. Very creative Beth!! I would like to give these a try. To make them healthier…I would use butter or good coconut oil instead of canola oil. Did you know that canola oil is pretty toxic? Most people have no idea.
    Again…I LOVE your creativity in the kitchen.

    Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!!

  9. What an awesome idea! Can’t wait to try them! Stopping by via SITS!

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  12. I love the idea of making a smoothie into a muffin, Beth! So creative and I’m sure these are delicious!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Night Fever with all your yummy recipes…pinning them to our group board!

  13. I love green. And anything in mini form is always more fun to eat. I’ll take all 18, k?

  14. These muffins look fantastic! Love all those healthy ingredients :)

  15. I don’t eat sugar. Do you think I could substitute applesauce instead?

  16. Looks like a delicious way to start the day!

  17. What a great breakfast to have on hand for a busy morning!

  18. I made these using whole wheat flour and maple syrup for the sugar. I also didn’t have any spinach, so I used kale. They are delicious! Thanks so much!

    • That sounds delicious Michelle, and a great fall take on the recipe! I appreciate you sharing how you made it your own with me!

  19. These have so much nutrition!  Great recipe!

  20. Can protein powder be added?

    • I would think so! Great idea! I’d probably do less then 2 tbsp to see how it affects the batter.

  21. Can you suggest a substitute for the peanut butter? I have a nut allergy. Thanks!

  22. thanks beth i like the idea i think i will give it a try but i do not have beanut butter can i not use it?

    • Hi Hoda, I believe omitting the peanut butter would be fine, but I haven’t tried it myself.

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