It’s part 2 of my Magic Muffin Series & I know what you are thinking. Is that a green muffin?? You have never seen a green muffin and will never eat a green muffin. Fortunately for you, I am about to change your mind.
Well that’s because this is a Mint Chocolate Chip Muffin with a few secret ingredients to give it its green color and it is not food coloring. If you haven’t picked this up already, I love avocados and I love sneaking in Matcha Green Tea powder along with them. This combo especially works with this recipe because the avocado gives the muffin incredible moistness.
Now you are asking, how is this belly flattening? Well the latest research on MUFAs state that foods high in mono unsaturated fatty acids reduce inflammation in the body-especially in the tummy. They help to expel stubborn belly fat and foods especially high in this are Almonds, Avocados & Flax Seed-ding ding! They’re all in there! Even dark chocolate is considered a MUFA and that is in there too!
Well the most important part I am sure you want to know about is how does this taste good? All of these bizarre ingredients (I may have snuck some spring mix in there as well 😉 ) go together? This is all to thank to my favorite spring/summer herb- Mint! Using fresh mint and a dash of mint extract gives this muffin the perfect flavor and covers up the bitter taste of matcha.
And of course, the best part of this recipe, it is part of my 1 minute muffin series which I wanted to call Melt Your Muffin Top 1 Minute Muffin Series-but that’s a little wordy. So I kept it at 1 Minute Muffin Magic, because these muffins are soo tasty and healthy and really can help melt your muffin top! When you feed your body food that is high in protein and has enough fat to satisfy your “fat tooth” (yes we have that too!) it will keep you fuller longer and help avoid blood sugar spikes that lead to craving junk food. And even though these muffins are “low carb” since it is in muffin form you’re tricking your brain and making it think your eating a carb heavy meal. This makes your brain release a neurotransmitter called serotonin which makes you feel warm and fuzzy.
So basically all you need to know is you need to try this recipe because it will make you happy and help shrink your belly. The convenience of these 1 minute recipes leave you no excuses to not have breakfast, especially since you microwave them in a coffee cup, you can easily bring that with you and eat at work!
1/4 cup almonds
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 serving avocado (2-3 tbsp)
handful of fresh mint
1/2 tsp mint extract or to taste
1 serving dark chocolate- I like Ghiradelli 60%
*optional sneaky ingredient- 1/2 cup spring mix or baby spinach
Directions: I do this in magic bullet, makes it super easy
-Grind your almonds to meal like consistency, I kept mine kind of crunchy for some texture – OR use almond flour
-Mix with flax seed, matcha and baking powder.
-Add egg, mint extract, fresh mint, avocado and spring mix is using.
-Make sure everything is well mixed and stir in chocolate chips.
This is the perfect way to start your morning & could not be any easier, healthier or tastier!
Calories 375– Flax Version 295
30g fat-you may substitute egg white reducing 5g, or subbing flax seed for almond flour shaving off 8g