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Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

7 May

I will be making many of these while home this summer. Experimenting with all different flavors. They are seriously the best. So easy, just combine a couple of ingredients, put it in a mug, and microwave until done! Why wait to bake a dessert when you can just make this, single-serving one?!

Like I said previously, I told my mom I would help her get away from all bad foods and desserts, and cook her all clean dinners and desserts so that when she wants something sweet, she can eat it without guilt! And that’s when I came up with this..

It was inspired by a user called “Tasty Health” (http://www.tasty-health.se/). She makes some lovely mug cakes that are healthy as well! But I switched some things up, added some extras in, and came up with this lovely protein packed chocolate cake! And best thing about it, you make a fresh, hot one every single time, since it’s single serving! No more eating leftover desserts that have become hard and stale.

And no more feeling guilty about dessert when it’s this high in protein and low in carbs :) This is so healthy, it can even be breakfast if you’re in a sweet mood!

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Chocolate Protein Mug Cake
-2T whey protein powder
-1T oat flour
-1T cocoa powder
-1T greek yogurt
-4T egg white/beaters
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-Optional: vanilla extract, chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, peanut butter, anything!
Directions: mix altogether. Spray mug with oil spray and place mixture in mug. Cook in microwave for about 1-1.5 minutes, until done! Either leave in mug and enjoy, or turn mug over to empty cake on plate to eat. Place any additional toppings you would like. I added berries and healthy peanut butter sauce(recipe below).

Healthy Peanut Butter Sauce
-2T peanut flour (PB2)
-2T milk
-touch of sweetener if desired
Directions: Combine altogether and use as topping on anything or as a dip :)

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Mochonut Pancakes filled with Coconilla Yogurt

5 Apr

It all started when I went to the local Christian coffee shop to study, and asked them to make me something yummy, something new for once from my usual latte. They made meĀ this mocha coconut latte. Do I need say any more? Maybe that it was heaven in a cup?

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Well last week, I was planning on entering a pancake competition via Instagram (Follow me @FreshFitnHealthy) :). Each week for three weeks this user was going to make a category of pancake to enter. Last week the theme was “protein pancakes”.

Naturally I accepted the challenge. I kept asking myself, what is something new, something really unique. And after havingĀ this latte, I knew what I should create.

Mocha Coconut latte flavored pancakes, Mochonut for short :) Unfortunately, I didn’t win the contest. But this week is a new week, and it’s berry pancake theme! Wish me good luck! But for now, here is the recipe for these still awesome(even though not first place), pancakes:)

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Mochonut Pancakes

For Pancakes:
-1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
-1/4 cup coconut flour
-1/2 cup egg whites
-1/2 cup almond milk
-2 T cottage cheese
-2 T mocha cappuccino mix (or 1 tsp instant coffee)
-2 tsp cocoa powder
-1 tsp coconut and vanilla extracts
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 packet stevia
-touch of cinnamon and sea salt

*Directions: Mix all ingredients together, blend until smooth. Cook on stove in coconut oil.

For Coconilla Yogurt filling:
-1 cup Greek yogurt
-1 tsp coconut extract
-1/4 cup homemade coconut butter
-agave to taste

Directions: Mix all together until thoroughly mixed. Fill layers of pancakes with yogurt mixture.

Pancake Batter Smoothie AND Coconut Banana Pancakes

29 Mar

Today’s post has TWO recipes in it. Get excited.

Let’s be honest with ourselves, when we’re making pancakes, it’s just way too tempting to just eat the batter off the spoon. Or is that just me?

Haha:) My usual philosophy is that anything is better in the uncooked form, like cookie DOUGH, Brownie BATTER. And I can’t lie, I do even think I like pancake batter better. Call me weird.

But I know with eggs usually in it, it’s probably NOT the best thing to eat. So what did I do today when I made egg-less protein pancakes and had some leftover batter? Well, I would do what any normal person would do..I made a shake flavored with it!

So to tell you how to make this, I’ll give you the recipe to this first, which is the protein pancakes that the batter came from!

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Coconut Banana Pancakes
-3/4 cup coconut flour
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
-1/4 cup Greek yogurt
-1 cup almond milk
-2T shredded coconut
-1 small, very ripe banana
-1/2 tsp coconut and vanilla extract
-1 tsp baking powder
-optional: 1 T peanut butter/coconut oil (a little healthy fat makes it taste a lot better!)
-touch of salt, and sweeten to taste
Directions: Melt banana in microwave for 30 seconds. Combine all ingredients together and mix thoroughly. Melt some coconut oil in pan, and cook pancakes as normal.

 

All you have to do once you have that batter, is add two big spoonfuls of it to all the other ingredients, and you’ll have your pancake batter shake! But of course, if you just want the shake and not all the pancakes first, I’ll show you how to get that batter flavor without all those extras. But I must say, these pancakes were very good. Coconut banana flavor with a hint of peanut butter to be exact:)

Anyways, the answer to your dream of being able to eat all the pancake batter you want in shake form lies below:)

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Pancake Batter Shake
**You can make any flavor, but I used some of the batter from the above recipe, and created a Hawaiian flavor with a hint of peanut butter!**
-2 T pancake batter (from above)
-1/2 frozen ripe banana
-1 scoop peanut butter protein powder (or regular/vanilla)
-1 cup almond milk
-1 tsp vanilla and butter extract
-2 T oatmeal
-2 T PB2 (or 1 T peanut butter)
-1/2 tsp baking soda (I know it’s weird, but don’t skip this! It makes the batter flavor)
-stevia/agave to sweeten
-sprinkle of sea salt
Directions: Blend all ingredients together! Very simple :)

**If not wanting to make pancake batter: Add 1T coconut flour (or any type), more banana, and don’t forget the baking soda! Add any additional flavors that you want your shake to be.
Possible Add-in ideas: cocoa powder, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, instant coffee, berries..sky is the limit!