Chunky Monkey Shakeology Mug Cake

FINALLY. I can have cake for dinner! You better believe ever since I uncovered this beauty of a gem I've totally been having mug cake...like...every night. #dontjudgeme

Here's the thing, cravings can be absolutely detrimental to one's health and fitness journey. {raises hand} They used to be my pitfall before I learned how to prevent and kill them. It's always those late night hankerings that can really do you over and I hear from a lot of my challengers that those late night munchies are one of their biggest downfalls. Been there, done that!

On that note: while I do think it's good to refrain from eating solids 2 hours before bed time to aid your metabolism, I now am rewriting the rules of acceptable dinners and desserts while on a diet. BEHOLD: Shakeology Mug Cake!

Here's the deal....YES a healthy mug cake exists. I will forewarn as my educational duties, however, that heating up shakeology over 115 degrees (and other raw food) can actually start to destroy its nutrients and enzymes. Shakeology is so much more than a protein shake and is made of pre and probiotics, along with other vitamins, superfoods and plant based elements. So...it may not be as nourishing as a fresh shake BUT it sure does kill those cravings!

Here's how you make this little cup of heaven....

Ingredients (makes 1 serving):

  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon coco powder
  • 1 teaspoon-1 tablespoon of brown sugar, stevia or honey
  • 1 egg (egg whites work too)
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/2 banana diced or pulled into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted, unsweetened nut butter

Recipe:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large mug. I've found if you can find a mug with a narrow bottom, it will cook more evenly in the microwave.
  2. Incorporate wet ingredients: water, pb & egg. It should be a brownie like batter - add in a little water at a time until you get the desired consistency. Whisk well with a fork until there are no lumps left.
  3. Mush up the banana into smaller chunks, and swirl around into the batter until evenly distributed.
  4. Cook in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes. Start with LESS time and see how cooked it is...you can always pop it back in! My microwave is ancient and doesn't work so well, so sometimes I have to zap it 2-3 times in sections of 15 seconds until it's cooked on the bottom.

Top with some carob chips or more fruit and enjoy your little cup of heaven!