PROTEIN YUM: Protein Mug Cake


1 scoop PhD Nutrition Pharma whey vanilla protein powder

2 tablespoons almond flour

1 tablespoon coconut flour

2 tablespoons zero-calorie sweetener

½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

3 tablespoons canned pumpkin purée

1 egg

2 tablespoons coconut or almond milk

1 tablespoon sugar-free chocolate chips

Nonstick coconut oil cooking spray


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the protein powder, flours, sweetener and pumpkin pie spice. Add the pumpkin, egg, milk and chocolate chips and stir until completely combined.
  2. Coat a cappuccino sized mug or bowl with cooking spray. Pour batter inside. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds, or until set (or bake at 350°F for 18 minutes).
  3. Invert onto a plate, and serve.

Nutrition Info:

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 2 min

Yield: 1 serving

Calories 405
Total Fat 21g
Total Carbs 19g
Protein 35g

About the Author

"I'm a happily married fitness freak and mom to three amazing, super-fit kids. My passion is creating original recipes and transforming unhealthy eats into healthy treats. I believe in balancing macro-nutrients as often as possible, and cooking to delight the ones I love in the cleanest, yummiest ways possible. As a nutrition coach, trainer and fitness instructor, I feel food is fuel, but it should also taste splendid, because after all, you only live once." Erin holds a B.A. in English and Master’s degree in Education, specializing Group X, children’s fitness and nutrition. She’s been a group exercise instructor for 14 years and was a Master Trainer for three years, traveling the country certifying hundreds of instructors and handling the nutrition portion of the company.
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