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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)

Homemade Mint Oreo Ice Cream

Recently got my hands on a ice cream maker so I am working on making some delicious macro friendly options!

 

Definitely a work in progress getting the right textures and flavors and still keeping macros low. For my first try, I decided to go with a mint flavor, and everyone likes add-ins so I threw some oreos in there as well.

 

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First off you want to get your ice cream maker base nice and frozen.

Next, in a bowl add in 1.5oz Heavy Cream, 2oz FF Half n Half, 2 cups or 16oz Almond Milk unsweetened, 8 splenda packets, 1 tsp vanilla, 8-10 drops of green food coloring, and .5oz of plain vodka.

Whisk that all together until combined. Once combined, pour into ice cream maker and switch on. Should take anywhere from 7-30 min depending on your ice cream maker and how cold it is. Mine took less than 15 min.

Let the machine churn, keeping an eye on it. Once it is starting to form take 2 oreo cookies(I used reduced fat) and crush them into your mix allowing the oreos to get well combined into your ice cream.

Once it has taken a ice cream consistency stop your ice cream maker and pour it into a freezer safe bowl that can be covered. Place in freezer for at least an hr. After and hr, pop out and give it a stir. If it has taken on the consistency of ice cream completely you are good to go. If it is still a bit runny, pop back in the freezer for another hr. Repeat process until desired consistency.

 

I haven’t tried this without an ice cream maker, but you could try the bag formula as well. Make mixture, pour into a plastic bag. Place that plastic bag inside another plastic bag filling it with ice and salt. Proceed to shake the bags for 15-30 minutes until ice cream has formed. Scrap it out of the bag and either eat, or throw in the freezer.

 

Macros for ice cream with oreos: 23 fat / 42 carbs / 4.6 protein for 600g total weight. Your average mint ice cream from the store is usually 9f/20c/2p for roughly 70g depending on brand. So yes the fat seems slightly high, but for the volume it pays off.

 

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