Vanilla Chobani Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

My breakfast was a repeat of yesterday – a Chobani poppy seed muffin and my coffee on the way to work, and a slice of the breakfast casserole later in the morning.



Here is the recipe for the Chobani almond poppy seed muffins.  I couldn’t taste the lemon in the last batch I made, so I added TWO TABLESPOONS of lemon juice and the zest of two lemons, and again I could barely taste it.  Does Chobani make a lemon Greek yogurt?  I may try that next time.

This batch made 16 muffins – each muffin: 210 calories, 8 fat, 29 carbs, 1 fiber and 5 protein.  The bad grade it got on Calorie Count (C+) was because they thought these were high in sugar.

Vanilla Chobani Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 container Vanilla Chobani yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons slivered almonds (for topping)
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest of two lemons

Mix the dry ingredients together, except almonds.  Mix wet ingredients together.  Combine the two and stir with a wooden spoon just until incorporated.  Since this made 16 muffins, I could only bake 12 at a time.  Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.  The second batch I made had a much higher peak, so I think next time I’ll let the batter sit 15 minutes before baking, so the baking powder has more time to do its magic.

It was more strength training at lunch yesterday – biceps and back.  Holy shizz can I feel the muscles in my back today – especially my upper back – guess I haven’t used those in a while?

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That workout took me about 35 minutes.  I just stretched for 5 minutes afterwards and called it a workout done. Open-mouthed smile

Lunch was shrimp stirfry – 3 ounces shrimp, 1 cup bean sprouts, 1 zucchini, 1 carrot, 1/2 red pepper and 2 ounces of leftover pasta from our chili mac the night before.   I used House of Tsang classic stir fry sauce (1 tablespoon) peanut sauce (1 teaspoon) and sriracha (1 teaspoon) for the sauce.  This made a lot!

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And later in the afternoon I snacked on a Chobani banana – I really like this one.

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I meant to take out chicken for dinner, but forgot, so we ended up splitting an Italian beef sandwich and I made some fried zucchini chips on the side – super easy, quick and while boring, delicious.  I sliced the beef from the leftover roast I did over the weekend.

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Then it was Insanity – 40 minutes of Cardio Power and Resistance.  Since I am doing the shorter routines, I really have to give it my all, and I am happy to say that I kept up with Tania the whole time.  Take that bitch.


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I am definitely started to see some arm definition!  But I am happy that today is legs and calves for strength training, my upper body needs a break.  And tonight is Cardio Recovery so that will be a nice 30 minute stretch.

I was going to go walking this morning, and just as I am about to publish this, the skies opened up, so I am going to do Insanity’s Cardio Abs – its only 20 minutes – nice!

Stats for the Day

  • 1703 calories, 229 carbs, 119 protein, 52 fat, 14 fiber
  • 25% calories from fat, 25% from protein, 49.9 from carbs
  • Calorie Count gives my Day an A-
  • 35 minute strength at lunch
  • 40 minute Insanity after dinner

Make it a great day! 


32 thoughts on “Vanilla Chobani Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

  1. Yes, Chobani makes a lemon (I think). And I had to laugh at Tania. She does the modifications on T25 so she’s the only one I can follow (and mostly keep up with!)

    • Thanks Rachel – I’ll have to look for the lemon next time, although another commenter below mentioned lemon extract – I didn’t know that existed!

      You’ll get there Rachel – are you liking it so far?

  2. I have had the insanity dvd’s for over a year and have done all of the work outs just not steady through the 30 days. How do you keep from getting bored? i’ve made it 2.5 weeks and wasy dying to go back to the gym.

    • Because I switch it up. In the mornings I walk/stretch/do abs – lunch now is strength training, but would swim, run, do the stairmaster – since I do the Insanity at night, and now its the 35-40 minute routines, I don’t mind them at all – in fact my favorite part is all the stretching!

  3. OMG – you look amazing!! That picture from the gym is great – all your hard work and consistency has definitely paid off!

  4. You look amazing and I swear you have gotten younger. Yes, Chobani makes a lemon yogurt. It is one of my favorites.

  5. I don’t think a lemon yogurt is going to make that huge of a difference – try lemon extract

  6. “take that bitch” – hahahaha – Love it!!

  7. Good morning Beth, your dedication and perseverance is turning you into a lean mean health machine! Keep up the FANTASTIC job, you rock! I just left Marianos and thought about you; they had select flavors of Chobani in boxes,6 6 ounce containers for only $5 00. 🙂 Have a great day.

  8. Hey cutie-I never call fried zucchini chips boring! Nor are you!

  9. Ohhh…I have to figure out the way to veganize that recipe! I have been on a muffin and scone kick lately…ok, basically all things sweets and carbs (bagelllllllssssssss!!!) so this would be a great recipe to have!

    Totally laughed out loud at your comment to Tina. Have you thought about doing T25?

  10. Your arms and shoulders are looking great……no wings….can’t take to flying away anymore…lol!

    Well, my blood sugars were up this morning, I forgot to take my diabetes pill yesterday. Had some pasta late last night. So now I see what can raise the numbers. I am so dumb when it comes to whats good and bad for diabetes.

    Chobani….oh they make lemon….wondering, do they make lime?? Would love to see “cheesecake” Chobani, wouldn’t that be de-lish???

  11. You rock on those workouts Girl! I’ve always enjoyed weights but the Insanity – uh – no. I’ve watched it on YouTube and that shit looks scary! lol I did go back to zumba last night after skipping 2 weeks and it wore me out but I felt so much better for going. I rejoined Weight Watchers on Monday so tonight it’s back to Boot Camp class after a 2 month hiatus. Plus I need the extra points allowed for exercise!! 😀 The Shrimp Stir Fry looks yummy!!

    • It’s not as scary as it looks Sherry – by the second month I was able to do the 40 minute routines about 90% – now it’s 100% – can’t believe I am in month 4 of Insanity already!

  12. I think Chobani does make a lemon flavor, but I’m not 100% on that.

    Tania looks a little constipated… 🙂

  13. Biz
    I just wanted to congratulate you on how far you have come. I have followed you on and off for about 3 years now and can’t believe the difference in your selfie pictures over that time. Keep up the good work.
    PWD Debi

  14. You look fantastic Biz! Can’t tell you often enough how proud I am at you. YOU ROCK!

  15. You look so amazing! I am so proud of you!

  16. Those muffins look great – have you tried lemon extract?

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