Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Champion Performance Recipe of the Week - Blueberry Cocoa Protein Muffin

I love muffins! They're yummy, portable, and a sort of comfort food for me. And it always amazes me how easy it is to whip up a batch that can meet my performance needs as well as taste great. Case in point... today's recipe for Blueberry Cocoa Protein Muffins. Fresh out of the oven, these gems are moist, filling, and tasty! And with just 142 calories each, they make a great breakfast, snack, or post-workout treat!

Blueberry Cocoa Protein Muffins
Chelle Stafford
makes 9 muffins

1 can (15 oz) black beans, no salt added
4 scoops Champion Performance Pure Whey, Chocolate Brownie
1/4 cup cocoa powder
pinch sea-salt
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 Tbsp Chia Seed
1 Tbsp coconut oil
3 packets Stevia
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Rinse canned beans.
In food processor, blend beans until smooth.
Add protein powder, cocoa, pinch of sea salt, stevia and baking powder, blend well, adding 1/4 - 1/2 cup water as needed.
Pour batter into a medium bowl.
Add blueberries and chia seed, mix until incorporated.
Spray cupcake/muffin pan with cooking oil.
Divide batter among 9 wells.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
Serve warm, or store in airtight container in refrigerator.

per muffin: 142 calories, 14 grams protein, 13 grams carbs, 4 grams fat, 4 grams fiber, 66 mg sodium. 9 grams net carbs.


  1. Hi Chelle, Do you know if this Champion Nutrition has ANY type of Crustean or any other type of Shellfish mixed on in with it ? On the same processing plant?

    1. Hi Julie!
      All the Champion line are produced in a facility that handles Crustacean derivatives. While there are none in the Champion Naturals Vegan Protein Powder, again - it is produced in a facility that requires the allergy warning be placed on the package. I am not personally familiar with any protein powder that is pure in this sense. If you find one, I hope you'll share it with me so I can put it on the blog for other readers who have the same allergy.
      You can check out the Vegan powder here: http://www.championnutrition.com/products-daily-protein-sport-protein-powder.aspx

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