and I laid awake in my bed.
Just laying there.
Breathing in and out, in and out.
Trying to picture that little, growing baby inside me.
I laid my hands on my belly and continued to breath.
In and out, in and out.
And there it was!
I gentle poke from the inside.
I laid perfectly still...Another poke!
Gah, I love this! My favorite part of pregnancy is being able
to feel a baby wriggling and stretching inside me...
Me! Just another human being who happens to be housing
another, growing human being, who will grow up to be a big
girl or boy who can laugh, cry, dance, think, believe, and achieve.
The thought is beautiful and almost unfathomable in some ways.
Hah! I think I can feel my little peanut squirming around as we speak!
While pregnancy brings the joys of feeling a human-being inside,
it also brings the feeling of some random cravings...
Which is where the "chocolatey mug cakes" part of my post comes in!
Remember this post from a while back?
Well, I have another chocolatey mug cake recipe to share with you!
Because I want everyone to know the joys of mug cakes. ;)
And so I don't feel alone in my random chocolate cravings
Healthy Chocolatey Mug Cake
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 mug cake
Nutrition at a glance (more detailed nutrition at end of post):
Calories (337), Fat (20.4g), Carbs (40.3g), Fiber (7.6g), Sugars (18.6g), Protein (5.9g)
- 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour (or white flour)
- 2 Tbsp. dutch processed cocoa (regular cocoa works fine, but dutch is more rich!)
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1-2 Tbsp. organic cane sugar (regular sugar works, or 1 Tbsp. of honey or agave nectar)
- 1 flax egg (1/2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed + 1 Tbsp. water) -- a regular egg, well beaten, also works!
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. dark chocolate almond milk
- 1 Tbsp. applesauce
- 1 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (you could also just use 2 Tbsp. canola oil in place of the 1 Tbsp. applesauce/ 1 Tbsp. coconut oil--I just like to use applesauce for half of it because it's healthier ;) )
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp. Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips--they're the best!
- (If using the flax egg) In a small bowl, prepare the flax egg by combining the flaxseed with water. Let sit for 3-5 minutes until it has a viscous, egg-like texture.
- In a large mug, stir together the flour, cocoa, and sugar (if not using agave or honey).
- Add to the mug the egg (if not using flax egg), almond milk, applesauce, oil, vanilla, and agave or honey (if not using sugar). Mix until well combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Microwave somewhere between 50 and 60 seconds. The time really depends on the strength of your microwave. It may take a bit of experimentation to get it just right.
- Enjoy! And keep a glass of milk nearby. :)
Note: The flax egg makes the mug cake slightly grainy, which I don't mind because I'm not sensitive to different textures. However, if you are not so much a fan of different textures, I would use a regular egg for a more fluffy texture. :)