Hi, I'm Andréa! I love baking, coffee, and leg day. Baking with protein powder has helped me develop healthy habits and overcome disordered eating, and I love sharing the recipes I've created.
I started this blog back in 2013 after a bodybuilder friend introduced me to baking with protein powder. At the time, I was struggling to get enough protein in my diet and struggling to find a healthy food plan that worked for me.
While I had overcome my battle with bulimia (thank you 12 steps), I still hadn't found a food plan that was healthy, supported my love for working out, and that was sustainable for the long term. I found that with eating disorder recovery, all of the resources focused on the psychological aspect. But what was I supposed to eat?!
Baking with protein powder allowed me to create a food plan that I enjoyed and that supported the healthier habits I was developing. (For me, that is a macro-based meal plan.) But I couldn't find the kind of recipes I was looking for. So I created my own!
When I started this blog, I was a math professor and blogging in my free time. Since then, I left my tenured teaching position to make protein cake mixes full time. At first I was doing that under my own business, Andréa's Protein Cakery. When I realized that having a small business was not what I wanted for myself, I closed it. And soon after I started working with Proteinfull Baking on a line of protein cake mixes under their brand. It was a wonderful experience working with Proteinfull Baking, but now I'm excited to create recipes for you again.
In my free time, I love traveling, photography, and outdoor adventures. And of course spending time with my favorite people.
My academic studies were in mathematics, not nutritional science, sports training, or medicine. Please consult a qualified professional before embarking on any new diet or fitness regime.