Oh. My. I am in love!
I’m a recent convert to powdered greens, but WOW I am definitely a convert. There are so many brands and kinds that it was hard to know where to jump in. And then… what to do with it once I had it? I floundered a bit. But then… what about a muffin-in-a-mug?
As an empty-nester, assorted MiMs have become good buddies of mine in the Trim Healthy Mama journey, and the thought of one loaded with powdered greens fascinated me. I couldn’t find a recipe, so I decided to make my own! I analyzed ingredient ratios of wet vs dry ingredients and began experimenting.
The flavor of the greens is grassy and strong. It needed to be paired with something that complimented it, since it would be difficult/impossible to completely overpower it. Lemon to the rescue! And baobab with its high Vitamin C content and other health benefits.
Trim Healthy Mama has come out with a Dynamic Greens Duo of spirulina and moringa. I’m sure it would be perfect in this recipe! However, I can’t get it here in Canada (at least not yet), so I bought a blend that includes wheatgrass, alfalfa, moringa, chlorella, and spirulina. If all you can find is a different blend, give it a try! Just make sure there is nothing but greens, and especially no sugar added.
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So, let’s get started!
Recipe: Greenie Muffin-in-a-Mug (S or FP)
I prefer to use a 2-cup Pyrex bowl for my MiMs, but if you want to use an actual microwave-safe mug, go for it. You’ll do all your mixing and cooking in this one bowl/mug, so yay for fewer dishes!
• 1 teaspoon coconut oil (melt in your bowl/mug — takes 30 seconds in my microwave)
Then mix in the other wet ingredients:
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon water
• 1 large egg (if making the Fuel Pull version, substitute 1/4 cup egg whites for the whole egg)
When the wet ingredients are thoroughly mixed, dump in all the dry ingredients:
• 2 teaspoons powdered greens
• 1 tablespoon sweetener (I use either straight xylitol or Lakanto Monk Fruit blend)
• 1 tablespoon powdered baobab
• 1 tablespoon oat fiber
• 1 tablespoon golden flax meal (for Fuel Pull version, skip the flax and double the oat fiber. If you’re shooting for a Deep S, do the same, since flax isn’t Deep S friendly…)
• 1 pinch salt
Using a fork, mix thoroughly. Microwave on high 50-60 seconds. Add a dollop of butter if you’re in S mode. Dig in and enjoy!
This is a breakfast or snack Sadie from Raindrops on Radishes would totally enjoy in her Trim Healthy Mama story.
Please Note: I am not an authorized Trim Healthy Mama coach or blogger, although I play one in fiction…