Recovery Day

Sundays are for preparing for a week of success. This means that you might need to meal prep, go to bed on time, and ensure you’re ready to walk into work tomorrow 110% prepared for the week.

Everyone has a sweet tooth. It’s hard to satisfy a craving without blowing out your macros for the day. However, I have a high-protein, naked (frosting-free) cupcake recipe you can eat guilt-free. Make these cupcakes before the week starts to guarantee you’ll have something to look forward to during the week.

HIGH-PROTEIN “NAKED” CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
Yields 5 Cupcakes

3/4 cups Kodiak chocolate protein pancake mix
1 scoop of any chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 serving / 14g semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Put Kodiak Pancake mix in a bowl with 1 scoop of your choice of chocolate protein powder.
3. Mix in egg whites with chocolate powder mixture. Fill batter up to ⅔ of each cupcake liner, leaving room for the cupcakes to expand in the oven. Once the batter is in the cupcake tins, top with chocolate chips.
4. Put in oven for 8-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan once cooled and enjoy.

*The macronutrient breakdown for all 5 cupcakes is inclusive of the 14g of chocolate chips

FOR 5 CUPCAKES: 450 Calories | 40g Carbs| 9g Fat | 50g Protein
FOR 1 CUPCAKE:     90 Calories | 8g Carbs | 1.8g Fat | 10g Protein

You might notice that you can eat all 5 cupcakes and not break the 500 calories mark. I’m not saying you shouldn’t eat all of them in a serving, but if the opportunity presents itself . . . 

Happy Sunday.

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!