6 Ingredient Fresh Cinnamon Roll Protein Mug Cake

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Does the smell of Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls make you want to give up on all things healthy and eat until your friends attempt to stop you?  (Yea, they’re getting a fork in the hand)

If so this amazing Protein Cake is just for you!

This Protein Mug Cake take 5 minutes from start to finish.

FRESH CINNAMON ROLL PROTEIN MUG CAKE

  • 1 scoop Fresh Cinnamon Roll Driven Whey 
  • 1/4 tsp no sodium baking powder
  • 1/4 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 egg white 
  • 2 T applesauce (no sugar added, can also use pumpkin puree)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Place all ingredients in and small bowl and mix until smooth.

Pour into large greased (I use coconut oil) coffee mug and microwave for 2-3 mins

Bake  in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Take out and let cool until ready to serve. You can add a topping or 2 if you like (I chose sugar free whipped topping) and you are ready to serve. It take 5 minutes from start to finish.

The Glaze:

  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 1 tsp melted grass-fed butter, melted
  • 5-6 drops vanilla liquid stevia

 

In another cup or small bowl mix together glaze ingredients.

Once done, dump the cake on a plate.  Dish out the glaze.  

 

Go time.

 

Read more about the benefits of Whey protein here

Bring Me The Studies

#1) Layman Study

Hang on for a bit of geek-speak.  Layman et al. in 2005 (6) conducted a 16-week randomized study on 48 women aged 40–56 years using 5 days per week walking and 2 days per week of resistive exercise. The higher protein group received 1.5 g protein/kg body mass/day while the lower protein group received about half the protein at 0.8 g protein/kg body mass/day.  The higher protein and exercise group decreased their body fat by almost 6%, with almost all of it coming from fat and not lean body mass.    Yep, more bro-tein here resulted in a big loss of fat.

These data show that to drop the most body fat without much (if any) lean body mass loss, exercise and a higher protein intake of around 1.5 g protein/kg/day may be needed.   

Score: High protein 1, Low protein 0    Read more…