I feel like I haven’t had any time to write this week! It’s been an emotional and trying week- from the sadness of the bombings in Boston to the hectic and stressful school days filled with NYS testing.
I hope the rest of the week will be looking up- tomorrow is MY BIRTHDAY….and I have a three day weekend! I wanted to share something I whipped up the past couple of night for my late night snack.
There are A TON of chocolate protein mug cake recipes on the web- I know because I searched it- yet most of them contain egg. I spent a good chunk of time trying to search for one that didn’t have egg in it. I don’t know about anyone else, but I spend $4 a carton on high quality, organic cage free eggs and I really didn’t feel like wasting a couple of eggs for “1/4 cup egg white” that most of the recipes called for. After searching for some time I just decided to wing it. I made it two nights in a row and it was yummy both nights!
Egg-less chocolate protein mug cake
1/2 a banana, mashed
1/2 of a scoop of chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp water (as needed)
1 packet of stevia
Optional add ins: chocolate chips, strawberries, unsweetened coconut, chocolate syrup…the list goes on.
I mashed up the banana really well in a bowl, and then added all the dry ingredients. I mixed it really well, then added the milk and water as needed. I threw in a couple of chocolate chips and put it into a coffee mug spayed with non-stick sprayed.
Mine cooked in about two minutes. My microwave’s pretty weak though. Try doing it for a minute first and cook as needed. Then top with more goodies.
Other highlights of my week:
Banana soft serve with yummy toppings
And a special delivery from Larabar!!! I’m so excited to try these….Review to come…
For awhile when I was doing Whole 30 I cut out my late night snack, but I always found myself looking forward to it, so I decided to add it back in. I don’t know why but when I get in my head that I am going to have a snack it gives me something to look forward to. I don’t know what makes it so different than having something right after dinner. I think I need to learn more about eating when I am actually hungry, and not just a habit. Oh well, I will keep trying and eventually learn.
Do you eat a snack after dinner?