Who Wants Cake?

by lindsay cotter on February 13, 2012

Oh boy oh boy. I sure hope you stayed away from Technology this weekend and just vegged. Trust me, it’s worth it and our minds need it more than anything. Yes, we can be social outside of social media. Life out there DOES EXIST! haha.

Anyway, we had a big training weekend. When I say “we,” you know I really mean the hubs, right? I mean, I walked and lifted weights, but that took me a whole 30-45 minutes. Not complaining one bit though. Means more play time for me in the kitchen, and I like being there these days. Winking smile

So here I am come Monday and I’ve got a few recipes up my sleeve. Okay, they really aren’t recipes, more like concoctions, but you get my drift.

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This recipe was inspired by this little CHIA CRAZE that’s been going on. You see, THIS GIRL and THAT MAMA have been hitting up Chia recipes like there is no tomorrow. And to be quite honest, I was jealous. Dang I forgot all my bags of Chia back in Austin and unfortunately there aren’t any GNC’s here in New Zealand that sell these suckers. So what’s a girl to do but settle for the next best thing. Yes, I found it. WHITE CHIA and it’s from Australia.

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Well that’s cool. The white chia makes it easier to hide between your teeth, right? More reason to eat by the spoonful and not floss after, jk. Smile with tongue out

No but seriously, it’s good stuff.

I was anxious to initiate myself into this CHIA CRAZE club, so I put on my thinking cap. It wasn’t too too long later that my brain churned out some ideas.

Long hours of training for the hubs = an appetite craving good recovery snacks, right?

Right!

Hence the cake…. Cotter Chia Recovery Cakes to be exact.

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Cotter Chia Recovery Cake
Recipe Type: snack
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 6 mins
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • •30 grams recovery protein/drink powder- We use BASE AMINO Recovery with Pineapple Whey Protein Powder
  • •2 tbsp chia seed
  • •1 egg
  • •1 tsp baking powder
  • •1/2 tbsp coconut butter
  • •1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Toppings:
  • ◦raisins
  • ◦Greek yogurt mixed with honey rice pudding for topping
Instructions
  1. mix everything in a large soup mug. Microwave for 30 seconds. Let it stand for a few seconds, then microwave again for 15 seconds, let it stand, then microwave one more time for 10 seconds. Flip it over on a plate and add topping. I used Greek yogurt, Rice pudding, and raisins. Melts in your mouth.

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Not too shabby for someone who just joined the Chia Craze, eh?

Okay it’s not a rocket science recipe but it does make eating Cake on WELL WORTH it on a Monday.

So go ahead… have your cake today!

Please tell me you made your Monday sweet! It follows well after a weekend of disconnect.

Corny Cotter signing out.

Cheers,

LC

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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) February 13, 2012 at 9:34 am

Lindsay this looks SO GOOD!! I will definitely try making this with egg replacer or a flax egg soon, because I love chia and more importantly I love CAKE ;)

I hope the Hubs’ weekend training went well!! No doubt his recovery is going AMAZINGLY with you as his Sherpa :)

Have a great week!! <3

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm

oh let me know if it works well with the flax egg. I need to try that next! brillant! And i need to catch up with you. How’s the team, life, etc.?? Miss you!

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Alexandra February 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

That looks delicious! I think you deserve the award for best sherpa/wife/cook ever heehee :)

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm

does that award come with more traveling? I sure hope so!! p.s. Happy belated!! your 20!!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset February 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

I WANT CAKE (to answer your question ;) ) Love this lady, and pretty simple too! I have a boat load of chia seeds that need to be used up, how convenient you just posted this!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

i think you’d dig this cake for sure. I like post workout or run as a snack. plus its pretty fun to eat!

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Gen February 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I definitely disconnected this weekend! So good!!
That cake sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it out whenever I can find chia seeds!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

oh we need to find you some! any good health stores near by?

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Katie @ Raisins&Apples February 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Well at least I don’t have to think about breakfast for tomorrow :)

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

woo hoo! breakfast is served!

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katie February 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Hi love!

This looks awesome! I will have to make this soon for sure!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the hubby! <3

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

you remembered!! aww, you are soo good to us. Thanks Katie. It will be a goodd valentines day!

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Cara Craves... February 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

A lovely treat to start the week off, and it’s healthy to boot!
I am sure, now that you made this cake, the chia ideas will just
start flowing!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm

i know, the recipe ideas are flowing. i bet you could create some genius recipes!!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean February 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

sounds yummy! i won some white chia seeds in a giveaway recently and i’m excited for that exact reason! they won’t show in my teeth as much :)

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

yippeee! white chia twin. not sure if it’s a good thing or bad thing that we can’t see the chia in our teeth. haha.

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jobo February 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

YUM!! Could I make those with regular butter vs. coconut butter (assuming you’re using that b/c it’s gluten free?)? Do you know the calorie breakdown by chance? I totally wanna make these…but with chocolate protein powder. mmmmm! Your weekend sounds fab!!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

hmmm, not sure what the calories are to be honest. but its all good for ya! And i tried it with chocolate protein powder and PB before. It’s awesome!

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Katie February 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I have some chia seeds in my cabinet. I was really into them for a while, and then I kind of just started to forget about them. I’ve heard you can sprout them like alfalfa and clover seeds too. I should try that.

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

girl, knowing you, you’ll sprout chia bread and make it fabulous!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) February 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I put chia in my oatmeal every morning now. Love how it makes it creamy. MMMMM

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

i know, i love that too! makes it fuller. Just don’t forget the floss, right?
;-)

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Lisa February 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Looks yummy!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

i think we’re on a chia and coconut kick. NOt a bad thing to get hooked on though, eh?

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

We went bowling yesterday to celebrate Max’s 11th birthday and it felt great to get out and do something that had nothing to do with computers! It was freezing out so we did not venture outside unfortunately. The cake looks and sounds amazing! I love making nutrient based cakes. Sneaky way to get in treats and healthy eats! Now you need to make some chia jam! I hope you’re having a great day!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

yes, i tried it!! just didn’t take a picture. Its amazing of course. I think you need your own brand of chia jam. Sarena’s Chia Jam!

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Tiff February 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Not one freakin’ thing has made my Monday sweet so far, but since it’s only 8:30 a.m. here, I guess it still has time to get better.

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm

well make this for a snack, maybe that will “sweetin'” it up a bit? Or better yet, come here, it’s already tuesday. haha.

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Jess February 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I finally tried chia for like the first time ever a couple of weeks back – where has it been my whole life?? I MUST try this cake recipe, looks incredible!!!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

now you will be hooked like the rest of us. I wonder what health seed we’ll get hooked on next. haha.

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lucie February 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

This recipe looks delicious – Ive had some chai seeds in my cupboard for ages but havent got round to using them yet…maybe now is the time! yum!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

bust them out lucie! and report back. ;-)

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Christine (Merf) February 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I’ll be making this tonight, unless I find out that my coconut butter has gone bad. Does it go bad? Hope not. Also I am assuming that I can use any protein powder because I don’t even know what recovery powder is.

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

no, not really. But you could also use almond butter or peanut butter. and yes, any protein powder works! Let me know how it goes Christine. p.s.
I miss you. catch me up on life!

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katie @KatieDid February 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I did in fact completely disconnect this weekend. It felt great, although seeing my google reader this morning was a tad overwhelming. But I do enjoy catching up as well.

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm

wanna know a secret? sometimes monday i pick a few blogs to read then hit READ ALL on the reader. when you reader says 80, its not cool. haha.

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Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Being social OUTSIDE of social is so important, and I think people forget that. Unplugging is so refreshing and recharges us!

That cake looks delicious – hello, coconut butter. Mmm!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

oh yes!! recharge indeed! We all need to have 4 days weekends now, right? haha.

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Jess @ Truly.Into.Fitness February 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

That looks AMAZING!!! I think I got my dessert for after my workout tonight:) Thank you! XOXO

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

yay jess! let me know how it turns out, k?

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Bonnie February 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Wow – love this combo! Very creative. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely have to whip this up at some point. :D Have a sweet day!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

oh goodie! this chia craze is hitting INTERNATIONAL! LOL!

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Rachelle February 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Aww this recipe sounds easy enough that maybe even I can handle it. :) I suppose it is Tuesday in NZ now so have a wonderful Tuesday my friend!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

you know it! it’s rachelle approved! and you don’t even need chia!

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Cat @Breakfast to Bed February 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

these look SOOO good. Imma gonna make me some tomorrow!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

sweeeeet! let me know how it turns out for ya Cat.

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The Hippie Health Nut February 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Pineapple whey? That sounds pretty awesome. Great work and welcome to the chia club! LOL Mine are hanging out in the fridge because I haven’t used them in a while…but perhaps it’s time for a reintroduction.

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm

yes, its whey we found in NZ. See, another reason to come visit! good GF health products.

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StoriesAndSweetPotatoes February 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Drool. Chia AND coconut butter? My two favorite things. Checking out the base amino…sounds awesome.

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

you must try base amino! it’s amazing for recovery and good tasting! our fellow friend/pro Chris Lieto owns the company. He’s a smart man!

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Shannon February 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

umm, that sounds awesome :) would make my monday not half bad!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm

i hope it makes it not bad at all friend. Hey how’s the knee?

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Alyse February 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Weekends free from technology are the best! Mine was mostly that way – enough so to feel like a real break :)

That cake looks delicious. I’m beyond impressed that you whipped that together on your first go. It could easily be a 100th go, in my book.

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

trust me, i was lucky on this go! haha.

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Lou February 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I’ve been meaning to try some sort of microwave-cake for ages…. just need to re-stock my chia stash! This looks awesome, Lindsay, bet the hubs was stoked :) Misty loves the microwave, every time I use it, he sits in front of it it, watching it like a TV. I call it the “Misty Microwave Show” (!)

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm

misty microwave show!!! now that sounds entertaining kinda like almond butter jar rolling. haha.

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Missy February 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Flour Free!

They look so good and not too sweet. (0;

PS- You look great with that NZ beach backdrop! (from Friday)

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm

FLOUR FREE FOR YOU!! I thought you’d like it. I bet you could put some crazy twist on it too, and if you do, share it with me.

p.s.
Thank you for your kind words. *blush*

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Missy February 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

How do you think these will go down with peanut flour (I caved!) and ground chias?
I’ve had ground chias in my freezer for SO long and have no clue what to use them for. They do not bulk up like the seeds. (0:

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife February 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I think these sound (and look) absolutely divine! I can’t wait to try them!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

no gluten at all and still cakey! yes!

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kalli February 13, 2012 at 8:47 pm

this cake looks so beautiful! you are a master in the kitchen for sure. i have a feeling it tasted even better than it looked :)

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

it did! but the topping is where it’s at! haha.

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva February 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

my monday was sweet as ;) ate some of my gf mocha muffins from the weekend and got up to date on chores and such. I haven’t really gotten into the chia craze, but i think it’s just a matter of time. I still love flaxseeds and use them a lot though!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 10:50 pm

i wish i had some mocha muffins. Those looked good! they would be perfect for Valentines day! hehe. Happy V-day friend.

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 10:50 pm

p.s.
i think flax is right up there with chia!

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Klh February 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Ive never had chia…can you believe! Probably :)
I just need you to come cook for me!

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

i’m on my way, and i’ll bring healthy bites! ;P

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health February 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm

That looks tasty! I haven’t jumped on the chia bandwagon yet. I’m kind of afraid to because I don’t know if I’ll like the texture haha. Glad you made your Monday sweet :D

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LCCotter February 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

You can’t feel the chia in this. I think you have a shot at liking it! Texture and all linz. ;)

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Pinning! You are brilliant–these look delish! You know all I have are the black seeds from the Chia Co. Interested to try the white!

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 12:00 am

i know, i was quite intrigued by the white myself. Maybe i just wanted seem different. Nah, who am i kidding. hehe.

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Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance February 14, 2012 at 1:08 am

i am LOVING disconnecting on the weekends…it gives me a chance to truly relax. also. i am LOVING creating different versions of healthy bites for myself! so yummy! and cake. i LOVE cake. gonna have to try this now as well :)

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 6:43 am

oh yea! this makes me happy to hear. Disconnecting and baking go hand it hand!

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Bre February 14, 2012 at 1:38 am

I might have mentioned this once or twice but you are truly brilliant. I have no words to describe how yummy that cake looks. Incredibly brilliant and I can’t wait to try it. Bet it tastes good with a nice glass of wine too ;) hehe

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 6:44 am

youre gonna love it! you can use flax too! oh girl, report back asap!!!

p.s.
it goes well with………coffee

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She Rocks Fitness February 14, 2012 at 1:50 am

WOW! No sweet treat for me this Monday, but I did treat myself to a “redunkulous” desert over the weekend at an Italian restaurant. 2x chocolate chip cookies with pistachio ice cream in between, topped with some chocolate syrup. OH HEAVEN! :)

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 6:45 am

oh yum! i love pistachio ice cream. good call!

p.s.
i promise to email you back. We need to chat about austin. I think you’d fit right in, financially and all.

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Pure2raw twins February 14, 2012 at 2:28 am

girl you know we love our chia seeds ;)

this cake sounds wonderful!

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 6:45 am

you know your ladies area also part of my inspiration. Chia GODDESSES!

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Liz February 14, 2012 at 2:42 am

I love chia seeds! What’s the consistency of the cake like? I really want to try this!

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 6:46 am

i think its like like a mousse/cake. Fluffly goodness!

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teabagginit February 14, 2012 at 3:20 am

this looks fantastic! i need to jump on the chia pudding bandwagon!

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 6:42 am

chia, flax, marmite…. its an endless bandwagon, yes?

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Chuck February 14, 2012 at 6:25 am

Haha it’s so cute! You’re right– I actually could make this! Thanks Lindz!

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 6:46 am

yep, you can and you will. Right?

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STUFT Mama February 14, 2012 at 7:12 am

Oh Linds…. This just looks amazing!! Protein recovery in a cake? You are genius. Just plain genius. :) I haven’t seen the white chia, but anything that makes ur easier to hide in your teeth. Ha. You’re funny! :) Chia par-tay!!!!!

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

now we can make our cake and eat it too! without flossing! haha, jk. Hey how are you? getting more rest i hope?

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Tara February 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

A super easy cake with great stats? I’ll take it! I love all the single serving bakes and cakes going around right now. They’re so convenient and just look so darn cute!

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

i think i liked decorating it the best. hehe. Too fun! p.s. I loved your VLOG they other day.

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning February 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

What made my Monday sweet? Taking the day off! Oh, and eating leftover brownies from the weekend. :)
Way to jump on the chia bandwagon- the cake looks awesome! I put chia in my oatmeal and smoothies, but not much else. I used it to bake something from Powercakes, and it turned out well!
Recovery cake.. love that name. :)

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LCCotter February 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

now that’s a blissful monday. I think taking the best part of the weekend and making it part of your monday it perfect, plus taking the day off! haha. nice call lauren.

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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather February 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I love me some chia and I love me some cake. You made a happy day here!

PS I totally need to find white chia… Although big black specks in your teeth really are hot right?

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LCCotter February 15, 2012 at 8:19 am

oh i know, the white chia makes eating it in public less embarassing. haha.

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Lindsay @ Fuel My Family February 15, 2012 at 3:14 am

Oh I sure made my monday sweet with eating an entire batch of cookie dough hummus! Well my 3 year old helped. And I agree with you on being technology free on weekends. People are too attached to their ipods, iphones, etc.

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LCCotter February 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

wait wait wait…. cookie dough hummus? um, WHERE?? Need recipe!

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Lindsay @ Fuel My Family February 16, 2012 at 1:47 am

posting the recipe in the morning!

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 15, 2012 at 3:39 am

Recovery cake?! Yes, please! Gotta get me some coconut butter stat.

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LCCotter February 15, 2012 at 8:19 am

you need it!! i can’t believe you don’t have any!!

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Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen February 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

You are too cute! I about died laughing at the flossing comment.

And then I just felt ashamed for never flossing. ;)

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LCCotter February 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

i carry floss for that reason. haha. your’re up late miss S. or is it way early? ;-)

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Miz February 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

DANG VERY COOL!!!!!!!

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LCCotter February 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Dang Delicious too!

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Nichole February 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Recovery cakes — how smart are you!! I love how you gather creativity and inspiration to make truly unique healthy recipes. Great tips!

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LCCotter February 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

gotta make recovery fun and tasty, right?!

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janetha February 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm

PINEAPPLE whey protein? I need to find myself some of that. The cake looks great, Linds! XO

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LCCotter February 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm

it’s a new zealand brand. I should bring some back for ya. Hopefully i can make it to the BLEND RETREAT!! Yahoo!

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Molly May 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

Perfect! Thanks for the recipe, this will have to be on my to-do list. Just picked up some chia seeds and coconut flakes yesterday. It’s meant to be :)

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LCCotter May 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm

yea! let me know how it turns out

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Molly May 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I loved how BIG it got! Must be the baking powder haha I never use that. The only thing that would put this thing over the edge would be nice, warm nut butter in the middle. Mmm, dreams

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LCCotter May 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

oh good call!

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