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Paleo Recipe Snacks: High protein blueberry muffins

By Guy Lawrence

If you are into your paleo snacks, then these gluten free all natural high protein muffins are a winner! You can prepare them in under 10 minutes. A while ago, we put this paleo recipe into a blog post – High protein Bluberry muffin loaf. They are that good, we though we’d put the recipe into a video and turn them into paleo muffins.

Once made, you can pop them in the freezer and take one each day for your lunch box. By lunchtime they are defrosted and ready to eat. Delicious! Hands down better than any processed snack you buy for $5 bucks on the run.

  • Makes 6 muffins
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 x 50g serve of 180 natural protein supplement
  • 2 x 50g serve of hazelnut meal
  • 1 x 50g serve of shredded coconut
  • 1 x medium grated apple
  • 1 x medium mashed banana
  • 1 x tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 x egg whites
  • 1 x handful of blueberries

Paleo  recipe snacks / muffins transcript

Guy: Hi. This is Guy of 180 Nutrition, and today I want to show you how to make a high-protein blueberry muffin.

Very simple to do. And not only is it simple; it’s completely natural and very healthy as well.

paleo snacksSo, just in front of me here you’ll see the list of ingredients I’ve got. We’ve got Chocolate 180 Protein supplement. You can use chocolate or coconut for this. I’ve got a small apple, which is grated up. I’ve got a medium-sized banana which is mashed.

I’ve got a couple of egg whites. Now, the egg whites have the yolks taken out. Why? I don’t know. We’ll have to ask Caroline on that one.

We’ve got a lemon, got some blueberries, got some almond meal and some shredded coconut and also some vanilla essence.

And I’m basically going to show you how it’s all whipped together.

We’re going to just mix the ingredients, so the first thing we’ve got is, this is a 50-gram scoop. These come with the bags of protein. Now, we’re gonna use two scoops of 180 protein supplement.

We’re gonna use two scoops of almond meal. Again, we don’t have to be that precise. Two scoops.

And then we’re gonna use one scoop of coconut. There you go.

All right. From that point, we are gonna add; that’s the grated apple. We’ve got the mashed banana.

Just something to be wary of, as well, if you are trying to lose weight, just go easy with the fruit and take it half daily because it will affect your weight-loss plan because you want to keep your carbohydrate count low. OK?

So, if you limit yourself to one piece of fruit a day, and or have one muffin in between your meals as a snack, I think you’ll be fine.

So, we have added that. The next thing I’m gonna do is throw in some grated lemon.

You can use as much as you want. This is just an arbitrary guesstimate, up to a whole one. Perfect.

And then from there what we’re gonna do is, if you want a little bit of vanilla essence here, add a teaspoon.

And then just mix these in together nice and easy.

Once that’s mixed, you just sprinkle in a few blueberries if you like these.

And then get the two egg whites which have been pre-beated.

You simply fold these together. Just keep turning them over. Get that egg white amongst it.

As you see, there’s a nice paste coming.

Looks good to me. And then with the muffin tray that we have here, pop them in.

(Text on screen): 20 minutes later

Guy: So, these have just been in the oven now for 20 minutes, and, as you can see, they are looking beautiful and they are smelling beautiful, too. So, I’ve just got to make sure that Stuie holding the camera doesn’t come and eat the lot.

And, yeah, I hope you enjoyed it. Until the next time.

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Guy: So, 20 minutes later, these. . .

20 minutes; as you can see, they are absolutely smelling delicious. I’m gonna burn my hand. That’s not good.

Hey, you cut the top of my head off.

Stuie: That was intentional.

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Chocolate-chip & Coconut Protein Easter Muffins


By 180 Nutrition

The beauty of these healthy high protein muffins is you can eat them straight up or freeze them to store for more than a day or two. Maybe you can snack on one or two of these instead of having Easter Eggs with your breakfast, lunch and dinner over the weekend!

Baking time 20min

Makes 6 generous muffins


  • 1 cup hazelnut meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup 180 chocolate protein powder
  • 2 squares of Lindt 70%-90% chocolate squares (optional)
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/2 mashed pear
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp sparkling water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 egg whites whipped into hard peaks

1. Mix all these dry ingredients together :-

  • 1 cup hazelnut meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup 180 chocolate protein powder
  • Break the chocolate into small pieces

2. Mix all these wet ingredients together :-

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/2 mashed pear
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp sparkling water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence

3. Mix the wet into the dry ingredients

Then gently fold with a silver spoon the beaten egg whites (the silver helps keep the bubbles of air in the egg whites and fold gently together).

Then pop into a muffin tray – This should make 6 generous high protein healthy muffins.

Bake for 20 min at 180 degrees.

Recipe by Caroline Howe.

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The 180 High Protein Banana Cake

By 180 Nutrition

Think of this recipe as a healthy treat. Something to take the pain away when you are looking for a quick fix. Even though this super delicious high protein snack is healthy, it does contain two bananas. This is certainly not a bad thing, but if you are on a weight loss plan, it is something you should be aware of as bananas have a higher sugar content than pipped fruit.

That aside, it certainly makes for a tasty paleo friendly dessert or snack that’s high in protein and good fat! So enjoy… More

Another high protein low carb recipe: The delicious & healthy 180 Almond Bread

Almond_paleo_snackBy 180 Nutrition

I could have really done with these delicious low carb treats flying back from the UK this week. Sadly though I’m not sure any airline would know what a healthy high protein low carb recipe would look like! Flying there was fine as I was all prepared with my little low carb protein snacks in the shape of the 180 balls. I then ploughed through the tub I took with me whilst in the UK, leaving me to come unstuck on my flight home… and there’s me thinking I was prepared! More

My favourite protein snack. The 180 Natural Protein Blueberry Loaf/Muffin.

high protein snackBy Guy Lawrence

I have a confession to make. When this high protein bluberry loaf turned up at the gym, I found myself eating way more than my quota! In fact, I had to walk away accepting the fact that I would devour the loaf in one hit if I didn’t move fast. I know it’s not exactly a box of Tim Tams, but it’s still not great etiquette from a trainer right?

So if you are looking for a healthy high protein snack, then I encourage you to give this blueberry loaf a go as it is delicious!

Word of warning though… Even though this is an all natural high protein snack, it’s still contains a moderate amount of fruit. If you are looking at losing a few extra kilos, you have to be very mindful of the amount of carb’s you are consuming daily, so go easy.


Diet shakes? Try one of these for size: 180 natural protein Banana Muffin

health_diet_shake_alternativeBy 180 Nutrition

It still amazes me how often I get asked about diet shakes. If only it was that simple. Take a couple of diet shakes daily and wholla! Seriously, stay away from them. If you are concerned about your health as much as your weight, then eating nutrient dense food that keeps your blood sugar levels steady will do the trick.

If you think eating has to boring eating, then think again! The diet shake has nothing on our super healthy 180 natural protein banana muffin (just go easy on the banana not to effect blood sugar). These natural high protein snacks are seriously delicious!


Makes 6 muffins

  • 1 grated apple
  • Lemon zest
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spices
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 mashed bananas
  • Pinch of stevia to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup 180 natural protein superfood (chocolate)
  • 1/4 chopped pecans
  • 2 extra egg whites

Step 1

Grate the apple and place in a bowl. Then add the lemon zest, lemon juice, mixed spices and cinnamon and pop in a bowl. Sprinkle over the stevia and vanilla essence and let all the yummy juices combine.

Mix in the 2 eggs into the apple mixture.

Step 2

Then add the almond meal, the coconut, the 180, pecans into the apple mix.

Whip the last two egg whites into stiff peaks and then fold gently into the existing mix.

Place the mixture into a muffin tray and bake at 170 degrees for about 30min or until a knife comes out clean when you test it.

Snack on these gems when hungry. This will out muscle diet shakes any day!

Big thanks to Caroline Howe for the recipe and allowing us UTS guys to test the goods before it goes live on the blog….They go down very well!

The perfect protein snack: Try our healthy 180 nutrition lemon & almond loaf


This healthy delicious recipe (big thanks to Caroline Howe!) is low in carbs and high in protein, good fats and lots of fibre making it the perfect treat for an alternative low carb, high protein snack. This is seriously tasty and is a awesome alternative to that 3pm gluten free sugar loaded muffin!


  • Cooking Time: 30min
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup 180 protein powder
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • Juice of one lemon (if you like it lemony)
  • 3 eggs yolks
  • 3 egg whites whipped into hard peaks

Step 1

Pre-heat the over to 170 degrees for a fan forced oven and grab a loaf tin out of the cupboard and line the tin with baking paper.

Mix all the dry ingredients together which are:

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup 180 protein powder
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Step 2

Now mix the wet ingredients which are:

  • 1 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • Juice of one lemon (if you like it lemony)
  • 3 eggs yolks

Put the wet ingredients into the dry.

Step 3

Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the combined mixture. This is best done with a silver spoon to keep the bubbles. Folding gently is the key to getting that nice light fluffy feel, so hold back with those flexed biceps while you cook.

Place the mix in the prepared tin and sit back and wait for 30min’s as the great aroma fills the room! And hey presto! The perfect healthy high protein snack.

If you have people floating around the house that you don’t want to share the masterpiece with but need to store the loaf, then slice it up and put it in the freezer. My guess it will not last that long anyway!