so glad you guys enjoyed our post and video about us using the equalizer. seriously loving it. we are so happy with this new addition to our home workouts. we know the price can be an issue for some people (we were the same way, we debated for months) but then we realized we have this for life!!
what is Michelle smiling about??
she is enjoying a sugar free protein packed chocolate muffin.
we have been increasing our intensity of our workouts, with some days doing a mini second workout. therefore, we have been increasing our protein. well our calories in general. as we gain more muscle our appetite goes through the roof. we eat every 2-4 hours. we try to aim for 3 hours but does not always happen. –>read more here about our diet changes.
so we needed something that really kept us full and satisfied. and this individual muffin recipe was born! it is one giant muffin!
it is crazy to admit that we are eating a lot more “protein” than we did a few years ago.
sometimes we cannot believe we eat as much protein powder as we have been lately. we try to have two servings of protein powder in one day.
and our bodies seem to be somewhat okay with it all! in the past we struggled with eating protein powders in terms of poor digestion…gas, constipation. but for some reason we are doing okay. maybe it is everything else we are doing to help our digestion. or maybe our stomachs are getting strong again. we can only hope. not everyday our stomach acts perfect.
anyways, in the past we never understood why people obsessed over protein powder so much. we never understood why they put protein powder in everything.
but now we do!! when you are trying not to eat too much sugar, nuts, grains, etc. protein and vegetables are really all you got left. and the protein powders have been making our new ‘diet’ changes work for us at the moment.
we present you today our individual protein muffins as we like to call them. they are similar to some of our other mini cakes – walnut carob cakes and hazelnut cocoa cakes, (just using protein powder instead of nuts)
pure2raw: individual chocolate protein muffin (gluten free, grain free, soy free, sugar free, nut free)
prep time – 5 minutes
bake time – about 30-33 minutes
serves – 1
- 1 scoop protein powder (we used Vega protein performance powder -neutral flavor)
- 1 duck egg*
- 2 tbsp cocoa or carob powder
- 1 tsp xylitol (optional for sweetness) or a few drops of stevia
- splash of vanilla
- 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
- 1/4 cup water
pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. place all ingredients into a bowl and mix together. scoop muffin batter into one large muffin pan or individual ramekin. (if you do not have a large muffin pan then use regular size muffin pan but put muffin batter into two muffin liners)
some might find this recipe to me a little dry, feel free to add in 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil or puree of some sort to help make it more moist. we liked it as is, especially using the duck egg. we found the texture to be perfect.
*we used 1 whole duck egg in this recipe because we love them and Lori is allergic to chicken egg yolks. but if you want to use chicken eggs do 1 whole egg + 1 egg white. duck eggs are little bigger than chicken eggs.
we seriously loved this muffin. it kept us full for HOURS. seriously a rich, nutrient dense protein packed muffin recipe.
we are in love. we have made this about every other day it feels like. now you can say we are a little obsessed with putting protein powders into things, like we mention so many others already do. we are a little late to the game.
there are so many others out there that have made protein muffins too. so inspiring all the different recipes and ideas.
here are just a few that came to mind, go check them out:
and we have tried 3 times to make a vegan version. and they just come out mushy inside. still good, just mushy and wet.
so right now our best protein filled vegan recipes are our never fail protein thin mints, brownie layered protein cakes, or protein chia pudding. if you have a vegan version of something similar to what we did please let us know, as we would love to try it out as we can not seem to get ours to work for some reason.
have a great Tuesday!
Twins Question: Do you like protein powders? What is your favorite? Do you bake with protein powders? If yes, feel free to link the recipe in your comment.
till next time,
L & M
PS- check out our Twin Cakes giveaway over with the Blend Retreat. since we can not go this year we are giving away some goodies.