Yes, you did read that right. You can have your cake and eat (and enjoy) it too. In case you missed the post Your Food Doesn’t Have to Suck a couple of weeks ago, I’ll give you a summary – you can eat your favorite foods by creating healthier versions at home.
You don’t have to live your life restricted to eating bland, boring “clean foods.” Yes, we are all about whole foods here at The Skinny and The Thick of It, but by getting a little creative you can make some pretty awesome meals at home. Lucky for you, we are here to help you come up with some delicious creations.
Back to the cake. I love cake, I mean really, who doesn’t? Chocolate? Yes please! Here is a little secret I have to share with you – I have cake almost every single night before bed. Yes, before bed (blog post about night time eating coming soon, so stay tuned). Have I met my goals? You bet! I am at a happy place with my body and YOU be can too! And eat cake!
Below you have a super simple recipe that serves one (hello portion control) and takes one minute to make. It doesn’t get any better than that, except for the fact that it tastes totally indulgent.
Chocolate Protein Mug Cake
- 1 scoop (30g) chocolate protein powder**
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce or pumpkin puree
- 1 pack stevia
- 1 egg white
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2-4 tbsp water
Mix everything together until smooth. Start with 2 tablespoons of water. Your batter should be the consistency of regular cake batter. Add more if needed, depending on your protein powder. Pour into a mug that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Microwave for 45-60 seconds. The key to is not overcook it or it will be rubber. You’ve been warned!
I always top mine with 1 tbsp (15g) nut butter. For this cake I used chocolate almond butter.
**The protein powder should be a blend, not an isolate which tends to not cook well and results in a very rubbery cake. I personally use Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey Protein in Molten Lava. It mixes great as a shake and cooks really well.
Nutritional information (not including the nut butter): 165 calories, 2g Fat, 7g Carbs, 29g Protein
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