Friday, November 1, 2013

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Low Carb Double Chocolate Raspberry Protein Cake!

So did you all have a great Halloween?!

I ended up dressing like a Professional Pumpkin ;)


Moving on...

Since getting back to my workout routine (ever so slowly)...

I've been feeling really good! (Alive in other words!)


Without a doubt...

I know my rest days have helped freshen me up because...

I can totally feel it both inside and out! (The Zombie part of me has left.)

That said...

I've definitely instilled the lessons learned from the break I took and...

I've been extra mindFUl about resting! (I already took one FUll rest day since starting back up again. It didn't it bother me at all because I know it's what I need to keep the machine going nice and strong. I won't let it fizzle out! Plus, I got a lot done!) 


I mean...

I reFUse to let myself run out of energy so...

I need to re-charge my bodytteries before they need re-charging! (Make sense?!)

Like I said...

I won't let my body break go waste because...

I need to honour what it requires to be strong and healthy! (And that includes the mental aspect as well!)

In other words...

I need to keep my balance the best way I know how! (No matter if I get off-balanced at times!)


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Now...

As I prepare to leave for an entire week for work...

I haven't had much time to create too too much on the kitchen front.

That said...

I do have a quick, easy and yummy recipe to share so...

I hope you enjoy it as much as I've been!

I made this for breakfast this morning :)

Low Carb, Single Serve Double Chocolate Raspberry Protein Cake

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (or flavour of choice)
  • 1/2 Small Zucchini
  • 2 tbsp Ground Flax Seeds
  • 10 Raspberries
  • 1/3 cup Burnbrae Farms Egg Whites
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp In Balance Chocolate Stevia (or 3 drops of liquid Chocolate Stevia of choice)
  • 1 tsp Chocolate Cocoa Powder
  • Splash of water
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (optional)
  • Dash of salt
Protein Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 tbsp Cocao Powder
  • 1 tsp Chocolate Protein Powder
  • Slash of water (until desired consistency)
  • 1 tsp PB2 (optional)
Optional

  • If you don't have chocolate stevia, feel free to use 2 tbsp of Cocoa Powder and 1 packet of Stevia instead (I like NOW Vanilla Stevia)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400F
  2. In a blender, blend all of the ingredients
  3. Add contents into lightly coated (with cooking spray), medium sized ramekin dish (about half full - use two ramekin dishes if necessary)
  4. Place on a baking pan (in case it spills over) and bake for 15 minutes
  5. Remove from oven, let cook (just a tad), pour over your chocolate sauce and enjoy!

Optional
  • Feel free to add your favourite toppings like PB2, Peanut Flour, Greek Yogurt, Protein Chocolate Sauce, Fruit, Nuts
  • You can also microwave this cake in a mug for about 2 minutes (watch your mug cake as it may spill over. Stop until mug cake deflates, then turn microwave back on until done - repeat if necessary)
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Okay friends...

It's your turn!

If you have a recipe you've been making and lovin'...

Share it!

I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!


But just before I go...

I just wanted to send out...

A special shout to Team FFA who will be competing at the OPA Ottawa Championships tomorrow! (I can't be there but...I will be there in spirit!)

Rock it my friends! (And to everyone competing at the show!)

Sarah, Sylvie, Iron Moe and Liane who are posing here from their last show.
Go Team FFA
!
All suits designed by Joan from Day Dreams Fitness Wear

**Holy crap, has it already been a year since I did that show?!!**

Have a great weekend everyone! (Wooh!)


Questions FU You...

What did you get up to on Halloween?
Do you wait until you're dead tired before taking time to rest?
Plans for the weekend?

p.s. If you haven't yet entered in my Char Crust Giveaway, there's still time! Don't miss out on the tasty goods!**

p.p.s. Check out my guest post on the notion of balance over at Heather's place today!

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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20 comments:

  1. LIQUID STEVIA??
    I must procure me some...

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  2. raspberry and chocolate?! I'M IN!

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  3. That recipe looks delicious!!

    Teddy bear is just way too cute as always!

    Happy Friday <3

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  4. I have a hard time listening to my body's signals and put off rest but I've learned that lesson one too many times that rest needs to be taken even if you don't want it.

    You are so beautiful!!!! Have a wonderful weekend Kierston :)

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  5. Just pinned this. So glad you're feeling alive again! Such a wonderful feeling. Happy Happy Friday!

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  6. Your Halloween outfit is super adorable! Iw ould totally wear that on a regular day! : )

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  7. WHOA. This looks AWESOME. Love your outfit -so cute! I went for a run in the rain dressed in costume, with a few folks from my run group. Then we all went out for dinner and drinks afterwards. It was fun!

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  8. Teddy Bear is the cutest ever and I bet he enjoy getting some extra snuggle time on your rest days!
    I'm still struggling with resting -before- my legs are too tired but I've been trying to stick to pre-planned rest days.
    Have a great weekend! Did you manage to watch a romantic movie last week :)?

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  9. this just looks delicious! wonder what I could sub for the stevia; I really can't stand the taste (weird, I know!)

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  10. I am heading to visit my parents this weekend. We were pretty low key yesterday.

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  11. Looks yummy! I just slowly started using the old exercise equipment in my basement and I also feel more alive these days! Bodytteries, thats funny!

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  12. This is pretty much how I make mine and I have it almost every night! I've been blending spinach into it too. Or last night I used vanilla protein and stirred in cherries and ginger! Never enough cake. :)

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  13. It's my birthday so we're heading off to the coast. Rest time plus grandson time. My favorite birthday things. Gave a great weekend!

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  14. Double chocolate, plus raspberries! Yes, please!!

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  15. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my face!

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  16. Chocolate and raspberries are one of my favorite combos! Yum!

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  17. Yum! I love chocolate and raspberries! I've just started resting before my body needs it. Staying ahead of the game. Balance? I'm working on that :)

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  18. This looks so good!! I just pinned it, so I'll remember to make it.

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