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!

Shakeology Chocolate Mug Cake
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg or 2 egg whites (I used 1 egg)
3 Tbsp almond milk (I used Almond Breeze Vanilla)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
OPTIONAL: honey or peanut butter

Combine dry ingredients into large mug.  Incorporate wet ingredients (except peanut butter, if using) thoroughly until batter-like consistency.  Can add more almond milk if necessary.  If using peanut butter, drop 1 Tbsp into the center of the batter.  Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Can eat out of mug, or transfer upside-down onto a plate.  Serves 2.

Nutritional Info Per Serving
132 calories
4.1 g fat
11.5 g carbs
12.3 g protein

Obviously this will change if you add more almond milk, honey, or peanut butter.

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