Did you ever dream about the hearty, satisfying parts of a muffin combined with the superstar health benefits of a green smoothie? Never fear—I took these two breakfast staples (one delicious, one oh-so-nourishing) and combined them into one grab-and-go breakfast that will take your mornings to the next level.
This brilliant idea dawned on me while I was loading up my blender with all the usual green smoothie ingredients and realized that I really wanted a freshly baked muffin. I made my smoothie as planned and then just turned the green smoothie into the liquid portion for my favorite muffin recipe. This Green Smoothie Muffin is loaded with superfoods from spinach to walnuts to buckwheat and chia seeds.
It’s not a fluffy, wimpy, empty-calorie muffin like the commercial cakes sold at coffee shops—it’s exploding with fiber, omega-3s, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Dense in texture and extremely filling, it also just happens to be vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. Win, win, win.
You can omit the maple syrup if you want to have a refined-sugar-free muffin—see the recipe for substitution suggestions.