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Mint Chocolate Protein Cake!

Ahhh, back to the roots. Long ago I use to bake a protein cake almost every single day.
@thephysiquemechanic and I were talking and decided I would start throwing some recipes and content in his weekly newsletter, so here we are. .
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@muscletech Chocolate Mint Andes Cake w/ @eatenlightened mint ice cream, @waldenfarmsinternational choc syrup, cool whip, and a few more Andes pieces. Who says healthy can’t be pretty! Presentation is everything! .

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Macros:

Cals: 350

Fat: 11.6

Carbs: 45.9

Protein: 23

Ingredients:

1/2 Scoops Mint Chocolate Protein(I used MuscleTech’s)

16g Coconut Flour

10g All Purpose Flour

10g Truvia(or granulated sweetner of choice)

5g Cocoa Powder

70g Greek Yogurt(I used Whole Milk Plain)

60g Unsweetened Applesauce

7g lite butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp mint extract

Unsweetened almond milk or other liquid to bring together if needed

10-20g depending // Andes Mint candy pieces or other choc/mix-ins “optional”

Walden Farms Chocolate Sauce “optional”

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Instructions:

Kept this very basic and extremely quick to do as I didn’t have loads of time preparing this. I made this directly for the busy health minded dessert lover.

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Prepare your baking dish. I used a 6 inch ramekin but you could use anything you have handy.
  3. In one bowl sift together your dry ingredients(cocoa, flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt). Then mix in your add ins.
  4. In another bowl add your butter and sugar and mix. Then add in all the rest of your wet ingredients( yogurt, vanilla, applesauce, milk)
  5.  Pour your wet mix into your dry bowl and combine well.
  6. Pour your batter into your baking dish and place in the middle of oven.
  7. Bake for roughly 25-30 min. Bake time will vary depending on baking dish/protein/etc
  8. Use the toothpick test to check if cooked all the way through. Once done, remove and place on a cooling rack.
  9. Once cool, pop out of the baking dish and place onto the rack to finish cooling.
  10. Once cool, decorate however you want, slice it up and share, or wrap and freeze it to enjoy later!
  11. Enjoy! ‘

Tips/Suggestions:

For added protein add in eggs, egg whites, more Greek yogurt, or even increase your protein powder/liquid ratio

To reduce the fat amount use 0% Plain Greek Yogurt, eliminate the butter and increase yogurt or applesauce slightly, leave out the Andes candies.

6 inch ramekin works really well for personal sized cakes but you could get away with breaking this up into cupcakes, a bread loaf, or any other pan you have. Just watch bake time!

Some lower calorie options for decorative toppings would be 0 calorie Chocolate Syrup from Walden Farms, low calorie ice creams like Enlightened, Halo Top, or Arctic Zero, and use lite or fat free cool whip

In preparing my pan I like to spray with a non stick cooking spray then place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom to help prevent any sticking issues.

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Here are some things you might need!

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Chocolate Mint, 4 Pound

WALDEN FARMS SYRUP CF CHOC GF, 12 OZ

Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips, 10 oz

Pure Mint Extract 2 oz

BetterBody Foods Organic Coconut Flour a Naturally Gluten-Free White Flour Alternative with a Slight Coconut Taste and Aroma, 1 Pound

Truvia Baking Blend Natural Sweetener 24 OZ(Pack Of 2)

Quick + Healthy Halo Top Milkshakes

Shy away from dessert drinks because they’re loaded with calories? Have no fear, check these recipes to save the waste-line and still party. .

Quick and easy Healthy Milkshake 101:
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1 pint Mint Chip @halotopcreamery
8 oz Almond milk(or milk of choice)
15g @oreo Cereal
Blend together. Pour into glass of choice. Feel free to drizzle @waldenfarmsinternational chocolate sauce in glass as well. Top with Fat free cool whip and reduced fat Oreo. .
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Whole milkshake – under 400 cal and over 20g of protein. Add some Creme De Menthe and you got yourself a protein packed grasshopper 😎😎👨🏻‍🍳 Want to kick it up some more, add a scoop of muscletech cookies and creme!

or how about,

Fat free vanilla ice cream, almond milk, and Bailey’s Irish cream makes for a delicious low fat dessert. Throw a piece of protein CnC cheesecake and your set. Less than 7g of fat here. Recipe for CnC Cheesecake

or even this,

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3/4 pint @halotopcreamery CnC,
Splash of milk,
At least 2 shots of Irish creme 😉(I’m from Wisconsin so it’s gotta be strong)
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Blend together. Pour into a glass and cut stir sticks out of a dark chocolate seat salt @detourbar bar, sprinkle some cookie crumbs on top and your set!👌

Here are some things you might need!

Oreo Os Cereal – 1lb 3oz Box (Pack of 2)
Halo Top Ice Cream Pint, Mint Chip, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Oreo Reduced Fat Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 14.3 Ounce (Pack of 12)
Halo Top Ice Cream Pint, Cookies & Cream, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8)
MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Cookies and Cream, 4.00 pounds
Detour Simple Whey Protein Bar, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almond, 1.1 Ounce, 9 Count
Walden Farms Chocolate Flavored Syrup 12 fl oz

Here are a few pages you might like!

Maple Pumpkin Muffins w/ White Chocolate

Eat more Food, Lose more weight! Save calories while dieting!

Legendary Foods Review!

 

Protein Coffee 2 ways!

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Getting my caffeine fix for the day. Quick, simple, and easy to make! 
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1-2 handfuls of Ice
6-12oz oz Milk/water
1-6oz of cold brew @alphamind_coffee 
1-2 scoops of @muscletech mocha cappuccino whey
@waldenfarmsinternational chocolate sauce optional.
Blend all together and enjoy for a low fat/carb high protein ‘ice coffee’
Amounts vary on how big you want your drink to be.

Or because it’s fall and pumpkin everything is in season, you can try this! 

Blended 2 handfuls of ice with 8-12oz of fresh brewed coffee, a scoop of @muscletech creamer, and a dash of cinnamon. Perfection👌I typically like black coffee, so this wasn’t overpowering with sweetness. 

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Here are some things you might need!

 

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Mocha Cappuccino, 4 Pound
AlphaMind Vitamin Coffee Pumpkin Spice – The Best Light Roast Coffee With Added Vitamins and Minerals
Walden Farms Chocolate Flavored Syrup 12 fl oz

Here are a few pages you might like!

Protein Puppy Chow!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

The Big 3

 

 

Caramel Apple Shooters

Fall has some of the best flavors in my opinion. Pumpkin, Apple, caramel, cinnamon, who doesn’t love that? Extremely easy breakfast/snack/dessert idea for you today! Caramel Apple Shooters!
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1. Mix 1 svg favorite yogurt (I used plain GY) with 1 oz maple @waldenfarmsinternational and 1 scoop cinnamon @muscletech

2. In a separate bowl mix 2 svg SF Apple pie filling with caramel @waldenfarmsinternational syrup. Make sure the apples are broke into small pieces.

3. Later some yogurt into your glass, then apples. Repeat until your out of mixture. Place cut up Apple cinnamon @detourbarand a splash more of caramel sauce on top.

4. Devour! .
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Hope you all enjoy!! .

Here are some things you might need!

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Cinnamon Swirl, 4 Pound
Wilderness No Sugar Added Pie Filling, Apple (1 20 oz. can)
Walden Farms Caramel Syrup Calorie Free
Detour Smart Gluten Free Oatmeal Bar, Apple Cinnamon, 1.3 Ounce, 9 Count

Here are some pages you might like!

Muscletech Protein Cookies

Blueberry Oat Bake

No bake Chocolate Banana Oat bars!

 

Protein Puppy Chow!

As a kid I can still remember getting excited whenever someone said their mom made puppy chow for the class. That sugary coating, delicious peanut butter, and then the crunch of the crisp cereal. What a fantastic dessert. Fast forward to the adult years, and the love hasn’t changed, but the effect on my waistline does. One day I was standing in the kitchen looking at my box of Oreo cereal and decided it was time to make a healthier protein packed  puppy chow.  This recipe is extremely easy and time saving with minimal ingredients and equipment needed. 

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Macros: 8 servings

Calories – 230

Fat – 7.5g

Carbs – 32.4g

Protein – 8.8g

Ingredients:

84g Semi Sweet Chocolate

60g Honey

60g Favorite Peanut Butter 

120g Favorite cereal

2 Scoops Muscletech Vanilla Whey 

34g Powdered peanut butter 

Large zip-lock bag

Instructions:

  1. Melt  semi sweet chocolate,  honey,  peanut butter(I used biscoff😍) in a large bowl.
  2. Once melted, mix the chocolate mixture together.
  3. Place your cereal into the bowl with the  and mix well fully covering the cereal .
  4. Place your protein and powered peanut butter in a large zip-lock bag and mix.
  5. Pour in cereal mixture, close the bag and shake! Shake until all powder has been incorporated on the cereal.
  6. Pour into a bag and devour!! 

Here are a few things you might need! 

 MuscleTech Premium Gold 100% Whey Protein, Premium Whey Protein Powder, Instantized and Ultra Clean 100% Whey Protein, Vanilla Ice Cream, 2.2 Pounds

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Bundle, 16 oz (Pack of 2)

Hershey’s Sugar Free Semi-Sweet Baking Chips – 8 oz – 2 pk

Epic Spreads Nut Butter (White Chocolate Peanut Cashew Coconut)

Here are a few other great pages!

Maple Pumpkin Muffins w/ White Chocolate

No bake Chocolate Banana Oat bars!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread 

 

 

Maple Pumpkin Muffins w/ White Chocolate

It’s pumpkin season fam, so be prepared for all the 🎃 recipes, and everything else fall related! Muffins also happen to be a great fall food, and pumpkin n protein bake amazing together so this was set up for success from the word Go.

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Maple pairs absolutely fantastic with pumpkin, and pumpkin also pairs great with w.chocolate, so that led to today’s flavor
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Maple pumpkin Oat Muffins with White Chocolate –

162 cals / 5.5 f / 19.4 c / 8.4 p

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Ingredients :

44g cin @muscletech whey

80g old fashioned oats 

1 whole egg 

1 tbsp melted butter

20g Splenda brown sugar

244g pumpkin

50g maple @waldenfarmsinternational 

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4b tsp maple extract

1/4 tsp @amoretti Cinnabon extract

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

28g W. Choc chips 

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 330 degrees
2. Mix everything in a bowl

3. Place batter in lined muffin pan

4. Bake at 330 for 20-25 min.

5. Let cool 10 min, then devour

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Here’s a list of things you might need!

 

Quaker oats, old fashioned, 2 5 lb. bags, 100+ servings 10-lb

MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Cinnamon Swirl, 4 Pound

Ghirardelli Classic White Chocolate Chip, 11 Ounce, 2 Packs

Farmers Market Pumpkin Puree 100% Organic 3x15oz

Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, 16-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2)

Imitation Maple Extract 2 oz

Here are a few pages you might like! 

No bake Chocolate Banana Oat bars!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

The Big 3

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No bake Chocolate Banana Oat bars!

Sometimes you just don’t want to turn the oven on. Sometimes you don’t want to have to deal with multiple bowls, utensils, and all the other usual hustle and bustle there is with baking.  I was in that mood today so I decided I would make something no bake and use the freezer instead of the oven. 

In this recipe we are going back to all the great flavor combinations. I put banana, peanut butter, chocolate, honey, and oats all into one dense, chewy, power packed protein treat. IMG_2596

Macros: (per slice, makes 9)

Calories – 311

Fat – 8.7 g

Carbs – 43.2 g

Protein – 18.3 g

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Bar Ingredients:

320g Old Fashion Oats

3 Scoops Muscletech Vanilla Whey

35g Powdered  Peanut Butter

14g Coconut Oil melted

30g Honey

350g Banana (mashed)

Pinch of sea salt (optional)

 Chocolate Layer Ingredients:

22g Chocolate Muscletech Whey 

14g Melted Coconut oil

48g Melted Chocolate Chips

35g Powdered Peant butter

30g-50g Walden Farms 0 cal Chocolate Syrup  

Instructions:

1. In a food processor place in all of your bar ingredients and blend until combined.  

2. Once blended together, pour batter into a 8×8 or 9×9 pan that has been sprayed and lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly. 

3. In a separate bowl combine all of your chocolate topping ingredients and mix. To melt chocolate chips the quick way, just put your oil in a small bowl with them and microwave in short bursts till melted. Some new microwaved even have melt options! 

4. Pour Chocolate topping over the oat layer spreading evenly. 

5. Place in freezer for at least 2 hours, but I waited a good 6 before cracking into mine! 

6. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy! I like them cold right out of the freezer! They are fantastic with some peanut butter spread over them! 

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Here are some things you might need! 

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Bundle, 16 oz (Pack of 2)
MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Milk Chocolate, 3.97 pounds
MuscleTech NitroTech Whey Protein Powder, Whey Isolate and Peptides, Vanilla, 3.97 Pound (1.80 Kg)
Quaker oats, old fashioned, 2 5 lb. bags, 100+ servings 10-lb
Nestle TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels 11.5 oz. Bag
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce
Pyrex Basics 8.1″ Square (2 quart)
Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Square Cake Pan, Gray

Here are a few other pages you might like!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

The Big 3

Blueberry Oat Bake

MuscleTech Banana Bliss! 

Check out my latest recipe video! High Protein Pudding!