No matter how much protein I consume at dinner, I always suffer from an insatiable sweet tooth and desperately crave dessert. Chewing gum, brushing teeth, and even nibbling on dark chocolate does not satiate my cravings. I knew I needed to find a solution to keep me from binging on ice cream after full days of eating healthy and working out.
Then I heard about “Protein Mug Cakes,” super low-carb, low-sugar, and high protein desserts that take minutes to make. Intrigued I tried a variety of Pinterest recipes. And they were pretty much inedible.
After experimenting with a variety of ingredients I finally created a palatable recipe. I’m not going to lie to you – if you ordered chocolate cake at a restaurant and this arrived you would probably send it back. This is not your grandmother’s chocolate cake.
But it is filling, relatively tasty, and hosts loads of protein with minimal sugar. And I dare you to find a better tasting recipe than the one I have concocted!
Mix ingredients well in a glass or ceramic mug and heat in the microwave for about two minutes.
For optional “Icing” that adds just a bit more sugar, melt two small pieces of dark chocolate with 1 TB Natural Peanut Butter
You should feel full after eating only half of this thing – it’s pretty dense.
So what do you think? Did you like it? Did you find any tweaks to make it even tastier without adding sugar?