Protein Powder Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

I have been doing a little more exercise lately. Not a lot more, just a little more. I found a Bow Flex machine stashed away at work. I decided to use it and work out my arms on my breaks. The flabby arms left by my weight loss have been bothering me. When I wave at someone, I swear I could fly away. They need toning up and who doesn’t need a little muscle ? I have also been making sure to get my power walks in each afternoon and have added more hula hooping afterward.

When I finally settle down for the night, I’m ready for a healthy snack. I will usually grab a Nutrisystem snack or some crackers, but tonight I was in the baking/making mood so I decided to make a mug cake using Nutrisystems Turbo shake mix. It’s full of protein and vitamins. This may not have been the best choice for a night time snack but it hit the spot and saved me trip to the bakery. 

I have tried several mug cake recipes and most are pretty good, but I’m here to tell you, this one is absolutely the best! It turned out moist and delicious. Except for the glaze on top, there was no added sugar. The shake mix was sweet enough. I ended up making two so Nick could enjoy one too. With a full mouth, he gave it a thumbs up.

To be honest, with the added egg, flour, and glaze, its a little more than recommended while loosing weight on Nutrisystem. I am currently maintaining so I think I’m safe here as long as I don’t over do it....unlike my husband over there pouring on more glaze!

Protein Powder Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake.
1 scoop -Nutrisystem Turbo Shake (or protein powder)
1/2 tsp.-baking powder
1 Tbs.-self rising flour
1/2 tsp-cinnamon
1 large egg
1/4 cup-almond milk (or low fat milk)
1/4 tsp-vanilla extract 

Spray a large mug or ramekin with cooking spray. 
Add dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Microwave for 1 min or until toothpick comes out clean.

Top with glaze, additional cinnamon and nuts (optional)



  1. You're so creative, Lisa!!! These 50 year old arms could use that bow flex machine too....but I prefer to get my workout in the garden!

  2. I'm with Debbie, you are creative. It looks delicious. I've been getting a workout under an old mill house doing the RE plumbing. I do not recommend that. Keep with the flex machine.
    From this side of the South Fork!


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  4. I LOVE the mug cakes...I usually have one for breakfast or bed time snack about twice a week.. Betty Crockers are really good....of course they are good 'cause they probably have tons of sugar...then I add a handful of pecans, a tiny bit of Vanilla and when I take it out of the Microwave, I add a tiny pat of butter... OOO Honey....

  5. Lisa, you are such a go getter. Good for you, you are maintaining your weight. Mug cakes are so easy. Happy Mother's Day sweet friend.

  6. I never would have thought to make this, but it sure does sound yummy, and like something I should be eating. I see you're from NC. I'm not from here, but I've lived here for quite some time in the Fuquay/Holly Springs area. Hope your weekend is fabulous! Hugs...RO

  7. ok..I read your recipe for mug cake and it sounds sooo good.
    I am always looking for something simple to give to my Bunco ladies at Christmas...a pretty mug and this mix will be just perfect ! Thanks, Lisa girl.

  8. Just thought...Big Lots have some adorable cups for a couple bucks...I am excited....