Friday, July 20, 2012
It's FRIDAY!!!
First off, I think we need to acknowledge it's FRIDAY!!! Thank goodness it finally got here. Mind you, I have no grand plans since Tony will have to work this weekend to make up for the lack of work this week, but the fact that I'm not chained to the house and we will be actively making money definitely helps my mood. Maybe I will venture to a couple of Farmer's Markets to spend said money just so I can get out and celebrate! We have one car for many reasons and I don't regret that at all, but it definitely limits you sometimes. Oh well, let's focus on the's FRIDAY!

Secondly, oh my gosh, you all are incredible. My mood instantly turned around with all the comments and emails I got making sure I was ok! I am, indeed, ok. This week definitely started with a lot of little crappy things that just piled up. I have a tendency to let those things weigh on me even though there was nothing I could do about them. I had to step back and think about the things I do have control over and realize that the other stuff just needed to be dealt with one day at a time...and then it was done. It doesn't help that the air quality has been so bad that my asthma is acting up. Not to the point I need an inhaler, but definitely to an annoying degree. Taking deep breaths is my way of clearing my head and relaxing...when you can't do that, it gets frustrating. Anyway, my week is definitely ending much better than it began, so I can't complain about that at all!

The third and last thing I will talk about this FRIDAY is my microwave protein cake addiction thanks to Stuft Mama. Seriously, every night I'm making a different version. My new favorite is this chocolate one that I topped with my peanut butter fudge topping (peanut flour mixed with a little water and stevia)...oh my goodness! Happiness in a bowl!

Chocolate Protein Microwave Cake

1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Life's Basics), this was a serving of protein powder per their   measurements
2 TBSP cocoa powder (I used Scharffen Berger)
2 TBSP quick oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 packs stevia
1/2 cup chocolate almond milk (I used Almond Breeze)
1/2 cup egg whites

Mix everything together. Pour into a sprayed microwave safe soup size bowl. Microwave 6-7 minutes.

Side note to the protein cakes...a few people mentioned that the egginess turned them off on these types of cakes. I have used a couple of different brands of protein powder and Life's Basics is by far my favorite for the cakes. The other one I used was just a pea based powder, but I think the mix of pea, hemp, rice and chia really give these cakes a bready texture. I want to try a rice powder too. I imagine that would really make these more on the cake side. Also, I don't make the actual cakes super sweet because I put a sweet topping on them. If you want them sweeter, add more sweetener to them. 

Who else is happy it's FRIDAY! Any fun plans for the weekend? I'm hoping to take my new kicks out...

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 9:38 AM  
  • At July 20, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Anonymous STUFT Mama said…

    Um... yum chocolate cake!!! :) ANd yay for getting a run in with your shoes!!! Wish we could run together Sarena! :) Hope you have a wonderful day and get to relax this weekend my friend.

  • At July 20, 2012 at 9:58 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    Woohoo - new kicks are always something to celebrate! Friday, new shoes, gotta be good right ;-)

  • At July 20, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    A lift in the mood just in time for the weekend!

    I don't have big plans, either. But sometimes weekends like that turn out to be the best ones. Enjoy!!!

  • At July 20, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Anonymous Paige @ your trainer paige said…

    You and I are on the same page - TGIF!!!
    and I love the new kicks, Sarena!

  • At July 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    cute shoes!! i'm glad you're feeling better! and YUM! what a delicious treat!!! :)

  • At July 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Blogger Cara said…

    TGIF indeed! That cake looks yummy... I might even make something like that for lunch because nothing else sounds appetizing right now!

  • At July 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    I think I keep trying to make them too healthy. I fail every time I make them. Your blueberry one is on my spreadsheet to try though. :)

  • At July 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That looks so simple but so delicious! I love treats that pack some protein :)

  • At July 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM, Anonymous Kris said…

    TGIF, indeed. InDEED.

    hope things are getting back to (whatever) normal... is Tony done with jury duty?

    I do wish there was an egg substitute when making something like this, which is mostly egg (you could not use chia, for example, no matter how many bloggers like to give that sub when they've never even tried it!) ;) I love protein cakes, but my love of EGGS comes and goes...

  • At July 20, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Anonymous Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said…

    I am so glad that you are doing better and that it is finally Friday for you!!
    And hooray for getting to run in your new shoes!
    I am thinking some of your chocolate protein cake would be a great way to end the week tonight!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!! ;D

  • At July 20, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Blogger Liz Dean said…

    You make me want to buy a microwave!!! :)

  • At July 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM, Anonymous purelytwins said…

    Taking deep breaths is my way of clearing my head and relaxing.---> that helps me too!!! glad your week turned around for you!
    and Michelle and I have been making different variations of little cakes lately, we hope to share the recipes soon.
    no big plans besides work and taking care of Jax :)

  • At July 21, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Anonymous Natalie said…

    Thanks for the advice on the protein in the muffins. I think the vanilla I'm using (Metabolix - not vegan) is making them bitter. I love the chocolate, but not the vanilla. I see that you recommend Life Basic's chocolate but what about their vanilla in the muffins?? Have you tried any vanilla proteins you like in the micro muffins? Have a great Saturday run!

  • At July 22, 2012 at 2:20 AM, Blogger Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said…

    Your cake looks so yummy! And I'm super jealous of your new shoes. I so want a new pair in a bright, fun color!

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