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Mocha Coconut Latte Mugcake with Coconut Chia Froth

26 Jun

Why are mugcakes one of the best recipes ever to make?

They are so easy! and NO waiting around for it to bake or cook! Usually, when I’m hungry, I’m hungry, and waiting around while something cooks or bakes leads to snacking and then not even being hungry when it is done. So mugcakes are a great creation :)

All you have to do is mix together a base for the “cake”, add the flavors you are wanting, pour it into a mug, and place it in the microwave for a minute or two. What could be easier than that?!

The inspiration of this flavor came from a local coffee shop I have up at my university. I wanted something new, something different. And when I told them I like chocolate and I like coconut, they created me what I would like to consider a little taste of heaven, and Mocha Coconut Latte.

I knew I had to recreate these flavors when seeing one of my favorite health accounts on instagram hosting a mugcake challenge, TastyHealth. If you haven’t checked her out on instagram or on thw web, you should do it now. This lady is amazing!

Anyways, so I went to work in my kitchen recreating this delectable latte flavoor into a mugcake, and this was my result. Let me tell you, it did NOT last very long at all :)

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Mocha Coconut Latte Mugcake

For Cake:
-1T coconut flour
-1T oat flour
-2T egg whites
-1T expresso or strong coffee
-1T coconut butter
-1T coconut or almond milk
-1/2 tsp coconut extract
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1T honey/1 packet stevia or 2T date purée as sweetener (for no sugar added option)
Directions: Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Spray mug and microwave for 1.5 minutes.

Coconut Chia “Froth”
-2T Greek yogurt
-2T coconut milk
-1tsp chia seeds
-1/2 tsp coconut extract + honey (or 3 dates for no sugar added option)
Directions:  Blend together in blender. Top mugcake with “froth”

*Use unsweetened coconut, cinnamon and cacao nibs for garnish

 

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Apple Pie Breakfast Pudding

3 Apr

Pudding..for breakfast?! When it’s this healthy and protein-packed, you bet!

I couldn’t decide what to call this at first. It wasn’t just yogurt. Not fluffy enough to be called a mousse. But had this creamy, rich taste that reminded me of..You guessed it, pudding.

This morning I wanted some fruit, but also wanted something full of protein like Greek yogurt. But the thought of yogurt just wasn’t exciting enough for me. So what did I do? I came up with my own concoction..as always :)

Do you think you would like the taste of a richer, creamier yogurt, mixed with a hint of apple pie? Well this is for you! The benefits are endless to this breakfast..or even snack! Apples are full of fiber, and the other ingredients are full of good protein to keep you satisfied throughout your day.

It certainly kept me a happy camper:) What will YOU be having for breakfast next?

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Apple Pie Breakfast Pudding
-1 red apple
-1 cup Greek yogurt
-1/2 cup cottage cheese
-1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (or a whole one!)
-1/2 cup almond milk
-3 packets stevia (or sweeten to taste with agave)
-2 T apple sauce
-1 tsp vanilla extract, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice
-1 tsp guar gum/xanthan gum
-touch of sea salt
Directions: Cut up apple into small pieces. Mix with cinnamon and spices. Microwave for about one minute or until soft. Combine all other ingredients. Blend until smooth. Mix in 3/4 of the apple mixture. Top with other 1/4 apple. Enjoy!