I hope that it’s blossoms, birds singing and sunshine in your neck of the woods; it certainly is the case here in Texas. We had a tumultuous thunderstorm last night (including loss of power for much of the night; love flossing my teeth in the dark). But the upside? All the yellow-green pollen that’s been coating my car, throat and eyeballs has been blown away to reveal a sparkling, spanking clean morning.
And I’m ready for a run!
I’m taking Nick to a kite festival around noon, so it’s a mad dash to make and eat breakfast, clean up (i.e., shove items in dishwasher), run, shower, and locate and untangle kites. I love Saturday morning baked goods, but there’s no time, plus Nick and Kevin have already eaten. Solution? My 2-Minute protein mug muffin.
If you have protein powder in the pantry, this is a great alternative to a smoothie; some mornings I’m just in the mood to chew. And this is so much better than many store-bought protein bars, which are very often full of junk ingredients, such as low-quality proteins, artificial flavors and colors, and preservatives. This quick muffin offers an easy (and delicious) alternative (plus you can spread it with jam or marmalade :)). Or you can add in a tablespoon or two of…just about anything, from chocolate chips to diced fruit to chopped nuts.
Seize the Saturday!
Just plop everything in a mug (give the mug a spritz of nonstick spray first).
Mix it up until smooth (the protein powder may clump a bit at first; just keep whisking, it breaks up after a few seconds). Then microwave! Easy peasy. Eat it right out of the mug or transfer to a plate. You can even save it for later (place in an airtight container or bag).
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Sunday 26th of July 2015
I used a mug that was too small... I noticed too late that it was coming over the top. But no major problem. It nowhere looks like your photo though, but then again it tastes great so it's too hard to let it cool down to see if the structure improves. (used cookies and cream flavored whey)
Sunday 28th of February 2021
I had the same problem 😂
Mine however tasted quite egg like.
Coukd it be my egg was too large?
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Monday 13th of July 2015
Just tried this with Cellucor Cor-fetti cake batter flavored protein powder and cut out the banana to save carbs. It worked out great! The texture is a bit spongy but I don't mind. Topped with Walden Farms calorie-free pancake syrup... divine!!