Protein Mug Cake

After an extensive search for a tasty, quick and easy mug cake; I’m happy to report that I have finally found one! Go here to see original recipe.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp of almond butter
2 Tbsp of egg whites
1 Tbsp of almond milk
1 scoop of whey protein (flavor of choice as this will determine flavor of cake)
4 drops of stevia extract (if you use regular stevia use one teaspoon)
1 Tsp of cocoa powder

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Method

Mix all ingredients in a soup bowl. You can use cocoa powder in the mix or leave out to make sauce. In this recipe, I used strawberry whey powder and I included the cocoa powder. It gave a great strawberry chocolate flavor. Microwave for 1 minute. Flip mixture on a plate.

For the blueberry sauce just microwave some blueberries for 30-40 seconds until they become syrup like and top it off with sauce. OMG! So good!!

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Strawberry Mousse

It’s a quick and simple way to have a treat. You can do this with any fruit and even dark chocolate!

First take a can of coconut milk and leave in the fridge overnight. Once you are ready to make this mousse, take the can out carefully without shaking it. The “cream” inside will separate with the coconut “water” and you don’t want to shake it up and mix it. Open can carefully and spoon out the “cream” without any liquid and place in bowl.

Beat “cream” until smooth and creamy.

Add in the fruit or flavoring of your liking and beat again until well mixed. I used frozen strawberries and placed them in the microwave for a minute or so until soft.

Pour into serving dish and refrigerate for a couple of hours until it has thickened. Garnish and serve cold!

Strawberry salad

This strawberry salad is different and a great option to add to any meal. This weekend I had my Christmas dinner and gift exchange with my closest friends. I volunteered to make a salad and wanted to try something new. Knowing that some of the girls are very picky when it comes to vegetables, I knew this was going to be a challenge. Here’s what I put together for a salad.

A mix of leafy greens, sliced fresh strawberries. Some thinly sliced almonds, sliced black olives and a handfull of chopped red onions. Lots of reduced fat feta cheese gave it a nice touch. I bought two dressings: classic balsamic vinagrette and sugar free rasberry vinagrette. It was a great side to the delicious pasta we were having!