Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Protein Mugcakes!

Who said you can't have delicious food when eating clean?! This is a perfect protein-packed snack or dessert that is SO simple to make. Just make sure you don't overcook them. Different microwaves call for different cooking times, so you'll have to cook in short increments to find the time that works best for you. Here are some great ones to get you started:





Strawberry Shortcake Mugcake
By @cocomommy

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons egg beaters (or one egg white)
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon vanilla whey protein powder
1 1/2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 packet Truvia
2 tablespoons almond milk

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a mug coated with cooking spray.
2. Cook in the microwave for 40 seconds. Then, cook in increments of 10-20 seconds until done. (I did 40, then 20, then 15)
3. Top with Greek yogurt mixed with Truvia and strawberries. 


 Chocolate Cake Batter Mini Mugcake with Cinnamon "Frosting"

Ingredients:

1/2 scoop Casein (I used Chocolate Cake Batter Flavor)
1/2 tablespoon coconut flour
1/4 t baking powder
1/2 tablespoon sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
3 tablespoons egg beaters
2 tablespoons water
Truvia to taste

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a mug coated with cooking spray.
2. Cook in the microwave for 40 seconds. Then, cook in increments of 10-20 seconds until done. (I did 40, then 20, then 15)
3. Top with cottage cheese mixed with Truvia and cinnamon.

This was unbelievably moist and cake-like! You can easily double the ingredients for a full-size mugcake. I made a mini version to adjust to my calorie/macros goal for the day.


 Brown Rice Protein Mugmuffin

Ingredients:

1 scoop Brown Rice Protein Powder
1/2 teaspoon coconut flour
pinch baking powder
2 tablespoons egg beaters
1/2-1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Truvia and cinnamon to taste

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a mug coated with cooking spray.
2. Cook in the microwave for 20-30 seconds

Went deliciously with my poached egg stuffed avocado (inspired by @fitmencook!)

Yea, so . . . I have a new addiction.