Ever run out the door and realize you forgot to pack a snack for yourself? Or, maybe you’re in a rush most mornings and you don’t have time to make a meal for breakfast.

As a mom, nutrition is so important...but during this time in our lives, it often gets put on the backburner. We get so caught up with taking care of everyone around us, and we often forget to take care of our own bodies.

The good news is that it is possible to keep up with your busy day-to-day schedule while also making your health and nutrition a priority. It just requires some planning ahead! That’s why we love sharing easy, convenient, and effective recipes here on the blog. By taking some time to prepare food for yourself ahead of time, you can go about your busy week feeling refueled and replenished.

On Instagram, a recipe created by Karina Blackwood recently caught our eye. We reached out to her and she was kind enough to send the recipe to us so we could share it with all of you! Read along as Karina shares how to make her Healthy Cheese Cupcake recipe using our Majka Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder!

Healthy Cheese Cupcakes

 Ingredients:
  • 350-400 g (12-14 ounces) cottage cheese (curd cheese, oak)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 scoop Majka Nourishing Lactation Protein Powder
  • 1 tablespoon stevia (or honey, or raw agave)
  • 1 tablespoon oat flour
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 banana mashed mashed with fork

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven up to 356° F.
  2. In a big bowl, whisk egg, stevia and Majka until white and smooth. Add cottage cheese and flour, and mix well. Add mashed banana.Thoroughly mix everything with a spoon. Let batter to rest for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Cut kiwi into circles and place on the bottom of silicone muffin cups.
  4. Mix the batter again and put into small silicone muffin cups.
  5. Place cups with batter on the oven tray and bake in the oven 20-30 minutes or until golden.
cheese cupcakes

Photo by @blissedhappiness

The Benefits

Not only are these cupcakes super tasty, but they’re also packed with nutritional benefits.

High in Protein

Protein is an important part of any diet, and it’s an essential source of fuel for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. The cells in our bodies need protein to perform many functions, including:

  • Energy support
  • Hormone production
  • Maintaining muscle
  • Supporting immune health
  • ...and more!  

For all of these reasons, it’s recommended that we consume protein with every meal, which makes these healthy Cheese Cupcakes the perfect grab-and-go snack! The eggs, cottage cheese, and our lactation powder in this recipe are all great sources of protein. Our Majka Nourishing Lactation Powder is designed to sustain your body and keep you fuller, longer, as it contains 13 grams of protein per serving.

Fiber

Fiber will help to keep you fuller longer, provide healthy prebiotics, and help keep blood sugars stable. Specifically, the oat flour in this recipe is an amazing source of soluble fiber, which supports healthy digestion. Additionally, the kiwi and banana provide a multitude of nutrients as well as fiber.

Heart Healthy

In addition to providing fiber, oat flour has also been proven to be heart healthy. Benefits of oat flour include:

  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Helps diabetics
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Satiety (keeping you fuller, longer)

Lactation Support

Last but certainly not least, this recipe is a great breakfast or snack option for pregnant and nursing moms! Our Majka Nourishing Lactation Powder is rich in nutrients your body heavily relies on at this time. Fenugreek, organic ginger root, turmeric root extract, and other natural ingredients found in Majka’s scientifically formulated lactation blend can have positive effects on breast milk supply.

Special thanks to Karina for creating and sharing this recipe with us! Be sure to follow her on Instagram to keep up on her motherhood journey. Lastly, if you decide to make these DIY protein balls at home, let us know in the comments and be sure to tag us on Instagram at @lovemajka #lovemajka!

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