PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN MUG CAKE

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We love the idea of whipping up a quick mug cake that won’t send your macros through the roof!

We combine all the healthy benefits of pumpkin and the delicious taste of Gaspari’s Precision Protein in either Vanilla Ice Cream or Cinnamon Cereal Crunch to satisfy those cravings!

Pumpkin contains major benefits such as…

  • boosts vision and eye health
  • a good source of zinc
  • healthy heart
  • lowers blood pressure
  • regulates blood sugar
  • is a wonderful anti-oxidant
  • provides immunity
  • aids in sleep
  • anti-cancer benefits

 

Pumpkin provides Vitamin C, potassium,  copper and 245% of your daily allowance of Vitamin A

Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is abundant in vegetables and fruits. A water-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant, it helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/vitamins/vitamin-c-benefits/)

Potassium is an essential mineral. Like sodium, it binds readily with other minerals, and does not occur naturally in an unbound state. Potassium is required for the proper functioning of many major organ systems. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/supplements-remedies/we-all-need-potassium/)

Copper is an essential trace mineral, present in all body tissues, which plays a role in the formation of connective tissue, and in the normal functioning of muscles and the immune and nervous systems. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/supplements-remedies/copper/)

Vitamin A plays a vital role in bone growth, reproduction and immune system health. It also helps the skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively. It is essential to healthy vision, and may slow declining retinal function in people with retinitis pigmentosa. (https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/vitamins/facts-about-vitamin-a/)

 

INGREDIENTS

1 scoop Gaspari Precision Protein in Vanilla Ice Cream or Cinnamon Cereal Crunch flavor

1 scoop flour

one tsp baking powder

couple shakes of pumpkin spice

½ cup pumpkin

2 egg whites

dash vanilla extract or almond extract

 

DIRECTIONS

In a large mug or bowl mix all dry ingredients together; Gaspari’s Precision Protein, flour, baking powder and pumpkin spice together with a wire whisk. Stir in the pumpkin, egg whites and vanilla or almond extract to the dry ingredients.

(Here is the tricky part)

Protein powder does not like to be overbaked. For the best outcome check it often. Microwave for one minute then stir. Continue to cook for one minute and again stir. From here use 30 minute increments until you reach the cake-y consistency you desire.

Top with fat-free whipped topping and enjoy!

 


I reached 200 pounds after having my children and several things have led me down my path of wanting to be healthier and better for myself and for my family; countless fitness dvds, a gym membership, leading a weight management class at my church and a personal trainer telling me I had good symmetry.I have learned many things on my fitness journey, but the one thing that I hear over and over no matter what size they are, is the self-talk that many women tell themselves regarding the way they see themselves. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have the tools and wisdom of the people around me to help women of all shapes and dynamics to help them on their journey.

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