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Healthy Recipes

Looking for a perfect recipe for tonight’s dinner, or need something healthy and delicious to take to a friend’s house for a party? Crafted by our award-winning chefs, and built on the nutritional foundation developed by Dr. Cederquist, these recipes are exactly what you’re looking for!

Birthday Cake for Two (Gluten Free)

BistroMD’s healthy spin on cake will have you jumping for joy & it’s gluten-free. Our team of experts has created a healthy mug cake recipe for you to enjoy – so every day can feel as special as your birthday. With only 170 calories and 8 grams of protein this is a great treat to cuddle up and share.


Try this deliciously sweet mug cake by bistroMD can be made in just six, easy steps (and step 5 is as easy as using a microwave) you can satisfy your sweet tooth and feel completely pleased without overindulging in typical unhealthy dessert options. This mug cake is perfect to share, with only 170 calories and 8 grams of protein per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving, Serves 2, serving size: ½ Cake + Frosting + Dark Chocolate Garnish
Calories: 170
Protein: 8 grams
NET Carbohydrate: 9 grams

2 tablespoons Almond Flour
1 tablespoon Coconut Flour
¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Egg
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Milk (dairy or unsweetened dairy-free)
1 teaspoon Pure Maple Syrup 
½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¼ teaspoon Almond Extract
1 teaspoon Coconut Oil, melted
Dash of Sea Salt

2 tablespoons Natural, Light Whipped Cream
1/2 teaspoon Peanut Butter Powder (try PB2)

¼ teaspoon Shaved Dark Chocolate, 70-85% Cacoa

1. Mix together dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, sea salt) in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Melt coconut oil in either a small ramekin or coffee mug that you will use to bake the cake.
3. Add milk, egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract to the ramekin with coconut oil and whisk to combine.
4. Stir in the dry ingredients until well combined.
5. Microwave 1.5 – 2 minutes until cake is no longer wet.
6. If using frosting, allow to cool to room temperature before icing and garnish with shaved dark chocolate.

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on September 18, 2015. Updated on September 21, 2015.


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