Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shakeology Chocolate Mug Cake!

I made this Chocolate Mug Cake with my mom, who's been doing the 21 Day Fix by the makers of Shakeology (which she's been using for years).  She's a firm believer in their product ever since she became a Zumba instructor at the age of 53.  She believes she wouldn't be able to do all that she does if it weren't for her daily dose of Shakeology every morning.  In any case, I was intrigued by the product and she REALLY wanted to try out this mug cake recipe, so while I was visiting, we went for it!

Well, to be honest, I thought it was just ok.  But to be fair, we only made the base recipe and didn't add any of the extra, including honey or peanut butter.  I'm thinking it would have been better with a touch of honey to sweeting.  However, I did eat it with some strawberry Greek yogurt, and it was AMAZING.  So all was not lost!

But for a cake fix, it really can't be beat.  1 mugful is 2 servings (which is why my mom waited until I visited before trying the recipe), and each serving is only 130 calories, 12 g protein, 12 g carbs, and 4 g fat.  Nice healthy alternative when the sweet tooth hits.

Depending on how much time I have (and how many calories I can spare), I may work a little to improve the taste of the recipe.  In any case, yay for being able to fit cake into a healthy diet!