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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Make a Skinny Muffin In 60 Seconds!

Last week Jorge Cruise (The Belly Fat Cure) was a guest on the Doctor Oz show. He demonstrated a recipe called the “Morning Microwave Muffin”. It is also called the Skinny Muffin on Cruise's Facebook page. It takes 1 minute to make in the microwave and is made of ultra-healthy ingredients! The main ingredient, Flaxseed has omega-3, lignans and dietary fiber. 

As per the Dr. Oz website, "Traditional energy bars are often packed with sugar, which can cause a spike and a subsequent crash. These muffins are designed to provide sustainable energy that lasts through lunch, thanks to coconut oil, a healthy fat that’s good for your brain, fiber-rich flaxseed and egg protein."

So, this weekend I went and bought the ingredients at my favorite store Trader Joe’s. I bought “Bob’s Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal”, Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil” and “Trader Joe’s Baking Powder”. I had the rest of the items at home already. 

I just put all the items in a mini loaf sized dish (I didn’t have an appropriate mug liked used on the Dr. Oz show). Then, since I don’t like Stevia, and I have a sweet tooth, I substituted the Stevia with four packets of equal.  I then mixed all the ingredients well and put it in the microwave for 60 seconds. 

I turned it over onto a plate and put my “Calorie Free Walden Farms Strawberry Fruit Spread” on it. It was delicious! Surprisingly the four packets of equal gave it a mild sweetness. If you have a sweet tooth you should add more. I think I will be eating this a few times a week for breakfast! 

Here's the recipe:

One thing Jorge Cruise did not give us was the nutritional information. So, I calculated it. See the information below:

Skinny Muffin
Nutritional Information

230 Calories
Cholesterol 215 mg
Total fat 18.5 g
Saturated Fat 6.5 g
Polysaturated Fat 9 g
Monosaturated Fat 2 g
Carbs 9 g
Soluble Fiber 2 g
Insoluble Fiber 3 g
Protein 12g
Sodium 120 mg
Vitamin A 6%
Calcium 10%
Iron 12%

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