A few weeks ago, I was sitting sitting around at work with my co-workers. My professional background is a BScN and a BA in Psyc and I still spend a few days a week working as a Registered Nurse. I work with the best crew of people out there and they definitely make the work day amazing. On this particular morning, it was clear that one of my co-workers was upset for some reason. Just as girlfriends do, we were there as a sounding board and a place of comfort. As a joke, someone mentioned wine or chocolate as a pick me up. I had actually JUST made a chocolate cake that morning so I went off to grab it and hand out some slices.
This. Cake. Is. Amazing.
It happened by accident really. Busy trying to get my son to branch out and eat more fruits & veggies (good luck with a toddler!), I had a ton of avocados sitting on the counter. They needed a home so I played around to make a frosting out of avocados. It turned out incredible and topped onto the Synergee Mix Fudgey Chocolate Cake, it was a match made in heaven.
Back to the work story. As I handed out this super moist, super delicious cake and we sat around eating and enjoying, the mood softened and there was an instant uplift. What is it about chocolate that can immediately make you feel good? On top of that, sharing it with some friends can have an even more incredible effect. From that day forward, we have named this cake, "The Girlfriend's Chocolate Cake". It's the cake you make and share with your girlfriends while having amazing heart to hearts and bonding the way only girlfriends do. Laughing, crying, sharing, being authentic.
This week, make the cake. Invite your girls over. Laugh, cry, watch old sitcoms (Sex & The City?), do whatever and share the cake together. It won't leave you with a sugar/carb hangover either :)
1 cup (100 g) Synergee Chocolate Protein Mix
1/3 cup plain Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp Hot Water
Mix all ingredients well and transfer to a greased loaf pan. Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees or until tooth pick comes out clean.
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp Vanilla
Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.
Allow cake to cool, frost, slice into 8 pieces and devour 😋
Nutritional information (per slice)
5 grams of fat ✅
18 grams of carbohydrates ✅
7 grams of protein ✅
130 calories each 🙌