Thursday, January 26, 2012

Low-cal Mug Cake

I went to my first ever yoga class today. Prior to this, all I have ever done is the Jillian Michaels DVD, which is less like yoga and more like aerobics. But today my legs were feeling really tight, so I thought, why not?

best. decision. ever. 

I don't know if any of you have ever done yoga, but it is like a hug for your body. After you are done, you feel like you have just gotten a full-body massage, and it is the greatest thing ever. I felt all warm and fuzzy, and much less cranky than usual.

Lately, thanks to the cold weather, I have been craving more hearty desserts, like chocolate cake, so I was poking around, trying to find a healthy mug cake recipe (because a lot of them are really high in calories), and I found this little gem.

1 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp flour (I used GF)
1.5 tbsp milk (I used almond milk)
1.5 tbsp apple sauce (I used vanilla greek yogurt instead)
2-3 tsp sugar or other sweetener
1/16 tbsp salt
1/16 tbsp baking powder
1/8 tbsp vanilla
1 egg white
I added about a 1/2 tbsp protein powder too. Just cause.

Combine all ingredients and microwave for 2-3 mins. I ate mine with vanilla greek yogurt on the side!

Delicious, and it won't ruin your diet, since it ends up being right around 120 calories. Win-win. 


  1. I might have to try this one. I haven't been very impressed with the other mug cakes I've tried, and they are mostly terrible for you.

  2. A hug for your body - I like that! And I love all kinds of yoga - I do Jillian yoga all the time because I feel like I'm getting in a decent workout that way but I also love going to warm vinyasa/hot yoga classes. amazing!