This post was sponsored by Silk Soymilk which has 8 grams of plant-based protein per serving and is now verified by the Non-GMO Project!
Are you a morning exerciser or an evening workout kind of person? During college and grad school, I loved to wake up early and go for a run before I started the rest of my day. However, now that my work schedule has me up at 5 in order to be ready and out the door by 6:30, fitting in a morning workout just isn’t feasible. So, I have learned to embrace evening workout classes at a few of my favorite gyms around the city. I like to try new things so each week looks completely different – rotating between spin, yoga, barre, TRX and more. In order to have enough energy to sustain me through my workout, I have adopted the habit of incorporating a mid to late afternoon snack into my diet.
A few of my go-to workout snacks include trail mix, granola bars, popcorn, or a homemade muffin like one of these vegan berry muffins. This recipe was inspired by my partnership with Silk soy milk, a protein-packed non-dairy milk that works well in recipes for baked goods like these muffins. If you are looking to make these for a pre-workout snack, simply leave off the glaze. If you want a small treat to keep on hand to curb a sweet tooth with a little less guilt, then drizzle on the pretty pink strawberry flavored glaze. It’s delightful!
Vegan Berry Muffins
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup white flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
- 5 tablespoons warm water
- 1 cup Silk soy milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries blueberries and raspberries
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons plain Silk soy milk
- 1/3 cup freeze dried strawberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a muffin tin or fill with paper liners.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the flours and baking soda with a whisk until combined.
- In a small bowl, combine the flax meal and warm water. Mix with a fork and set aside.
- In another small bowl, combine the soy milk and apple cider vinegar. Stir and set aside.
- Melt the coconut oil and add to the flour mixture.
- Add the vanilla, brown sugar, maple syrup, soy milk mixture, and flax egg to the mixing bowl and stir just until all the ingredients are combined.
- Stir in the berries and nuts.
- Evenly divide the dough amongst the cups in the prepared muffin tin.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes or until tops are springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.
- To make the glaze, sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. Puree the freeze dried strawberries in a blender cup or spice grinder to make a fine powder. Sift into the powdered sugar bowl. Stir in the milk. Drizzle over cooled muffins.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.