Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Get yo greens on.

I saw this recipe for green monster muffins and knew I had to try em out asap. The thing that drew me to them was the color. I love eating green!
 Dry Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup regular flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
Love the smell of cinnamon!!

Wet ingredients:
  •  1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of one lemon 
Didn't have any applesauce so I substituted whatever vanilla yogurt I had left in these two containers.
Swirling of the vanilla extract
Substituted sunflower instead of canola oil
I prepared the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately. I then waited patiently for the grocery man so I could add in my spinach.
I tried processing the tightly packed spinach in my Vitamix. It sort of worked. The vitamix isn't really a processor though so I had to roughly chop some of the spinach by hand.
Gradually mixed in the wet into the dry
Went a little loco with the lemon zest.
Decided to make 9 gigantor muffins.
Still getting used to the oven. I could have waited to dig into one. I know you're supposed to wait til they cool. But waiting isn't really my thing..
I forwent the rules schmules! The top provided a slight crunch and the taste was pleasantly sweet. The lemon zest really flavored the muffins nicely. What a great way to incorporate some of your greens into your diet. SUCCESS!! And a side bonus, the house smells heavenly :)

The rest of my breakfast:
More cereal w. black coffee on the side
Our fridge is stocked once again. Thankfully, we were able to order canned pumpkin this time. I just realized I should probably stock up for the year while I have the chance.

Agenda for the day: zumba, arms, study, walk the furry, get rid of this cold once and for all.

Throwback song of the day: The Verve Pipe "The Freshman"

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy - I'll save some calories for one (or three)