People always ask me how I manage to stay lean when I have such a sweet tooth, and the answer is, I've learned how to make healthy food swaps - which still satisfy my cravings, but don't send my sugar levels soaring. 

If you had to ask me what my favourite decadent treat is, I would have to say cake, especially moist chocolate cake. So, you can imagine my delight when I developed this healthy chocolate protein mug cake recipe- that's not only quick and easy to make, it's the ideal portion for one - and it hits that sweet spot, perfectly. 

I also love that it's high in protein and virtually sugar free, so it leaves you feeling satisfied without craving anything else. 

ALSO SEE: My double chocolate superfood cupcake recipe

If you try this recipe, please let me know what you think!

NOTE: For this recipe, I like to use Biogen Lean Whey because it's low in carbs and high in good-quality protein. 

Protein Chocolate Mug Cake


  • 2 egg whites to a mug
  • ½ scoop chocolate whey protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar / salt-free peanut putter
  • 3 tsp xylitol
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Optional garnish: coconut flakes, goji berries or cinnamon


  1. Start by popping the egg whites into a clear mug and beat them.
  2. Add in the other ingredients, leaving the peanut butter as a whole blob in the centre of the mixture.
  3. Microwave for 40 seconds, garnish with your optional toppings and enjoy.

So simple and so delicious! It's the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up or healthy late-night snack. 

ALSO SEE: These healthy food swaps to make now

Biogen Lean Whey is available at Dis-Chem pharmacies. 



August 26, 2019 — Tammy Jacks
Tags: Nutrition