Since the second week of December, my family and I have been on a Candida cleanse, and it hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park. As unglamorous as it sounds, it’s not on my list of fun to not eat fruit or anything that can be converted into sugar. Every Candida diet is different, but the one we follow allows for us to still have our smoothies and protein powder (thank goodness!). I don’t know if I could’ve survived doing it for this long without at least my daily smoothies!
Since protein powder is such a versatile ingredient, I’ve figured out a way to make a protein powder mug cake without any added sweetener! And we’ve been living off it ever since. I know protein mug cakes are extremely popular, and there’s definitely good reason for it! In terms of a quick dessert or snack, it’s definitely easy and simple to make, while having quite a few nutrients in it! It also tastes delicious, and fills you up, while satisfying any cravings for sweets (which for me is pretty much always!).
I’ve made a very basic mug cake recipe, and you can change things up easily! My favorite protein powder to use here is either chocolate or vanilla, but feel free to try other flavors as well. As a disclaimer: I’ve only tried this out with my brand protein powder, so I can’t guarantee results will be the same with other protein powders! If you’d like to try a sample of the protein, leave a comment below!
Questions for you:
- Are you a fan of mug cakes?
- What’s your favorite protein powder flavor?
- Are you more of a sweet or savory person?
- How important is it for you to have something quick? And why?
Basic Protein Mug Cake Recipe:
- 1 scoop Shaklee Life Shake (vanilla, chocolate, pumpkin spice, cafe latte, etc.)
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. almond butter (optional)
- 4 tbsp. water
Mix all dry ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl until completely mixed. Add in almond butter and water (1 tbsp. at a time with the water) and mix until well incorporated. Place into microwave and heat for 30 seconds at a time. If you’re using a shallow bowl, make sure to put it on a plate in case it spills over, or use shorter heating spurts. You’ll want to heat it for a total of 1-1.5 minutes, depending on your microwave. Take out and enjoy! I top mine with another teaspoon of almond butter for an additional kick. 🙂