Though muffins may seem like a totally innocent food to enjoy for breakfast, unfortunately they usually aren’t one of your healthiest choices. While typically, store-bought versions of these delicious treats are filled with sugar, unhealthy oils, and lots of additives, some homemade versions are also very high in calories and fat.
Instead, whenever you find yourself craving muffins, we have a recipe that can satisfy that desire in a healthy way, and it’s even fast and convenient for on-the-go! This Banana Nut Muffin Shake has all the amazing flavors of its muffin equal, while containing only high-quality, nutritious ingredients – and only natural sugars and sweeteners!
By blending up smooth and flavorful 310 Vanilla Shake with banana, pecans, rolled oats, peanut butter, and unsweetened almond milk, you get a slightly-sweet, nutty treat that’s ideal for a quick breakfast or to enjoy any time of day. With 21g of plant-based protein and 19g of heart-healthy fats, you’ll also provide your mind and body with superior fuel for lasting energy!
Continue reading for some exciting health highlights of this yummy shake…
Natural Sweetness & Plant Proteins: 310 Vanilla Shake
To emulate the sweetness of a banana nut muffin, this recipe includes a scoop of 310 Vanilla Shake. This versatile meal replacement shake powder is free from sugar, and is naturally-sweetened with plant-based Stevia. In addition, the shake formula is full of beneficial nutrients your body requires to function optimally, including a unique blend of three plant-based proteins, essential vitamins and minerals, probiotics, and a mix of organic superfood greens.
Crafted with a special blend of pea, brown rice, and hemp proteins, the 310 Vanilla Shake Powder is designed to help you build and maintain lean muscle and prolong feelings of fullness. Protein is a vital macronutrient that your body cannot produce, and studies show that you should increase your intake for weight loss – so it’s important to incorporate enough into your daily diet.
Each serving of 310 shake contains 15g of high-quality protein and 5g of dietary fiber – another essential nutrient necessary to promote satiety, great digestive health, and balanced cholesterol levels.
In addition, to create a well-rounded meal replacement shake, a blend of organic super-greens such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and spirulina is included in every serving. These powerful superfoods are incredibly rich in micronutrients and antioxidants that support your overall wellbeing and promote a strong immune system.
Energizing, Satisfying Healthy Fats: Pecans & Peanut Butter
Next, to create the nutty flavor of normal banana nut muffins, pecans and peanut butter give this shake a rich, complex, nutty flavor in addition to intense thickness and creaminess. Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, and fiber that fuel your body and help sustain your energy levels throughout the day.
Plus, because pecans and peanut butter are both so nutrient dense, they help prolong satiety. Unlike a regular muffin, this Banana Nut Muffin Shake will not only satisfy your sugar and carb cravings, but will keep you full and help prevent you from having brain fog, or an energy crash just hours after your meal!
Fiber-Packed Whole Grain: Oats
Have you ever added oats to your meal replacement shake smoothies? This recipe is a great opportunity for you to try it out! Oats are hands down one of the healthiest whole grains for you, being a superfood for heart health. Plus, they add a denseness to your shake, giving it a satisfying texture that will remind you of biting into an actual muffin.
Oats are also rich in fiber, particularly beta-glucan – which helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, hence being good for your heart. They also promote healthy gut bacteria, which is essential for good digestion, a strong immune system, and even weight loss.
Ready to make this guilt-free, dessert-like Banana Nut Muffin Shake?! Check out the full recipe, below!
Banana Nut Muffin Shake Recipe
Prep time: Approximately 3 minutes
Blend time: 1 minute
Total time: 4 minutes
- 1 scoop 310 Vanilla
- 1/2 small banana, frozen
- 2 tbsp pecans, chopped
- 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Optional: ice
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
- 352 calories
- 31g carbs
- 21g net carbs
- 19g fat
- 21g protein
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