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Monday, 4 May 2015

Flour-free, sugar-free mint chocolate mug cake recipe : Guest Post from My Well Being Journal

It's guest post time! This week though, it's someone writing for me on my blog, and here we have Carly Trigg from My Well Being Journal - A blog dedicated to staying healthy, making good food choices and dealing with IBS in a positive way. I have to admit that I'm rubbish at even selecting recipes to make that are flour-free or sugar-free or anything free-from for that matter! Just because I don't really have to. So hence that's why you don't really find any recipes of the sort here on my blog. UNTIL NOW. I will definitely be giving this a whirl sometime soon...

Flour-free, sugar-free mint chocolate mug cake recipe


I love chocolate. That’s a particularly easy sentence to say, and I know that it’s something others champion wholeheartedly.

But what I don’t love about it is the high-fat, high-sugar contents of chocolate & chocolate products. The best things that are stuffed full of gooey chocolate are incredibly indulgent, and gratify you as soon as the warm buttery taste goes in… but there’s no getting away from the guilty feeling you suffer with afterwards.

So why must moreish foods have to make us feel guilty? They make us want more because they taste good, so why can’t we just enjoy chocolate and not have to worry about it being ‘a guilty pleasure’ and instead just be ‘a pleasure’?

Looking online for chocolate recipes that did just that was fairly easy to come by – a load of chocolate mug cakes you can make in a minute popped up. And, whilst they didn't all contain sugar, most contained syrups, or creams, or sweetened junk food, and they all kind of didn’t satisfy the ‘healthy chocolate indulgence’ aspect I was eager for.



So I went it alone. Subbing in healthy alternatives for the bad stuff. Take a look at my flour-free, sugar-free mint chocolate mug cake recipe and have it ready to eat within one minute. (Big mugs and even bigger spoons are necessary for this recipe J)

Ingredients

·        5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
·        2 tablespoons lemon juice
·        2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
·       1 egg white
·        4 tablespoons skimmed milk
·        4 squares crushed raw chocolate
·        Handful of fresh mint, chopped


Method


·     This is the easy bit. There is no method. Just throw all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl unti you've got a gloopy mixture and pop it into your favourite mug. I’d recommend leaving about a quarter of your mug free so it can rise to the top and not spill over.

·        If you need something healthy to serve it up with, my cream-less banana ice-cream recipe is beautiful with it!

For more recipes and nutritional info, head on over to mywellbeingjournal.com and learn all about how your body works, and what works for you!
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1 comment:

  1. Won't this be bitter,without any sugar or alternative sweetneess to balance the cocoa's bitterness?

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