You know I'm a sweets kind of girl. I'm a pretty healthy eater though, so I love experimenting to create things that satisfy my love for sweets without sacrificing healthy eating as much as I can. Last week I had a protein smoothie on the menu for breakfast but for some reason I just wasn't feeling it. So, I took the same ingredients, added my baking powder and made it a big ol' piece of breakfast cake that was heavenly. It was so good that I had to recreate it 2 days later to eat, and blog about of course.
I make single serving protein cakes/brownies all the time with different flavors of protein and ingredients. Chocolate peanut butter is my go to. It's an awesome way to get high protein, low carb and you really feel like you're being oh so naughty, but you aren't! You have to have a good tasting quality protein or else it's underwhelming, but with a good protein powder, they are seriously delicious... I'm going to list the ingredients below that I used for this one, but use any amount or variation you prefer. The base of a standard "Protein Brownie" consists of 1 scoop protein powder, 1/4 c milk, 1 tsp baking powder, microwave for 40 sec. Toppings of your choice.
Crappy images are a result of 6 am bad lighting... ;)
PB&J Protein Cake
1/4 C frozen berries
1 scoop CinnaBun Trutein protein blend
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp flax
1 tsp chia
1/4 C unsweetened almond milk
Pinch of Stevia *not pictured
What I did:
I microwaved the berries for 15 seconds. Added the protein powder, chia, flax, baking powder, pinch of stevia and almond milk in the bowl, stir until creamy. Microwave for 30 seconds, let sit a few seconds and microwave for another 30 seconds. As you can see, it grows while cooking in the microwave so you just don't want it to overflow. Remove & drizzle your peanut butter on top. Devour that cake!
Macros for exactly what I used:
Calories 226 / Fat 7g / Carb 14g / Protein 28g / Fiber 7g
Can't beat those macros for a breakfast cake the size of your face & packed with protein! It's gluten free too, if you were curious.
Do you enjoy creating recipes?