This is a sponsored post with Idealfit, I received products in exchange for a review and recipe creation. Although it is sponsored all opinions are my own.

Idealfit Chocolate Coconut Cupcake

Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day! If you are like me, you probably had no idea that this day existed. I used to think it was ridiculous how all of a sudden there were days like national ice cream day, national donut day or national coffee day. But after sitting back and thinking about it, I got a whole new perspective on the idea of having all of these national food celebration days.

After entering the “adulting” life a couple years ago, I have experienced the feeling of life just passing me by. I have gotten so wrapped up in my day to day duties, getting up going to the gym, going to work, walking my dog, and making dinner that I forget about all the little things going on day to day. Or to be more blunt I forget about the little achievements that have happened throughout my life.

The world has a whole tends to be focused on big goals. Getting that big promotion at work. Getting married. Having kids. Buying a new car. We tend to just let the little things in life slide by. The things that don’t seem so big at the time. Things like hitting every traffic light green on the way home. Conversing with family members on a Monday night. Completing your 5 planned workouts of the week.

I started a gratitude journal recently just for that reason. Because although the big events may be our goals and our driving forces to keep working hard day in and day out, it is the small little things that make you able to achieve that big goal in the end.

So make this day a lesson to start appreciating and start celebrating the little things. Because no matter how little they may seem they are going to add up to something big.

Rant over. Now let me get to the reason you probably clicked on the link, these Protein Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes. They are naturally sweetened with bananas, gluten free using almond flour, and they get that chocolatey taste with Idealfit Chocolate Coconut protein.

I wanted to make a healthy version of a chocolate cupcake, but something that didn’t lack on flavor, because nothing is worse when you are making a healthy version of a recipe and it doesn’t even taste like it’s supposed to.

These protein chocolate cupcakes are low calorie, sitting at only around 130 calories, and spread out evenly for macros, so they are the perfect well rounded snack.

Add-ins are optional but with my first batch I added coconut flakes to enhance and compliment the chocolate coconut flavor. You can easily add in chocolate chips or white chocolate chips or even fruit.

Here is your daily inspiration to live your life and eat delicious food that is still healthy for you. Hope you guys enjoy this!

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Protein Chocolate Coconut Cupcake | National Chocolate Cupcake Day
These protein chocolate coconut cupcakes are the perfect protein packed dessert that won't break your diet on national chocolate cupcake day. They are naturally sweetened, gluten free and packed with an extra punch of chocolate protein.
Course Dessert
Cuisine dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
Cupcakes
Course Dessert
Cuisine dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
Cupcakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a small to medium sized bowl, start by peeling and mashing your two bananas (should be around 200 grams worth). Next add in and whisk the large egg. After the egg and bananas are combined, add your protein powder and your almond flour. Mix until completely combined, then stir in your shredded coconut. Line 9 cupcake tins in your muffin pan. I sprayed my cupcake tins with nonstick spray to ensure they wouldn't stick. Fill each cupcake tin 3/4 of the way up. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Set a timer for 10 minutes, you don't want to overcook them, in fact wait until they are cooked, but a little underdone in the middle (toothpink should come out with minimal, but some batter). Let cool and enjoy! For extra combine 1/4 scoop protein powder with just enough milk to make an icing and drizzle on top.
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