Growing up, brownies were my best friends. I held hands with brownies every Wednesday. We would: sing, travel, explore and learn all kinds of things together. One time, a bunch of brownies and I spent the night at Sea World.
I’m being serious, but I’m not here to tell you about being a “girl scout brownie”. I’m here to give you my chocolate brownie recipe.
I loved brownies as a kid. Why am I talking about loving brownies as a kid? I still love them! The best part is licking the bowl. Don’t act like you don’t do it.
I bought a new protein smoothie mix called Vega. It is a plant based protein. A couple day’s ago I posted about using it for flavoring blueberries. Every time I eat the blueberries and Vega, it reminds me of brownie batter. I knew there was a way to create a healthy brownie with it. So I did a little digging in my cabinets and started to bake.
I am super happy with the outcome of this brownie. I plan on making these again, but next time I want to add walnuts. They last a week packaged in zip lock baggies or in containers. You could also keep them in the refrigerator. They are the perfect to-go snack or post workout snack.
If you are anything like me, chocolate is always on the mind at night. These friendly brownies will do the trick before bed.
These are also: gluten free, vegan dairy free, soy free, egg free, no sugar added, low fat, high fiber and low calorie.
-2 Small Ripe Bananas
-3 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed
-3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
-2 Packets Truvia or Stevia
-1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
-1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
-2 Scoops Chocolate Vega
-1/2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
-1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
-Add bananas to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
(P.S : this is how you make delicious banana ice cream!)
-Mix in: baking powder, baking soda, vanilla and Truvia.
-Mix in flax seed
-Stir Chia Seeds
-The batter should look like poppy seed muffin mix
-Add 2 scoops of chocolate vega protein mix.
Combine well. You could mix in three if you’d like to add more protein to the brownies.
Looking for this mix? I bought mine at Whole Foods. You could also check out their online store.
-To give the brownies an extra chocolate boost, stir in unsweetened cocoa powder.
-Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
-Grease a baking sheet.
-Spread out brownie batter evenly across the baking sheet. (about 1/2 inch thick)
The batter cooks how it is put onto the baking sheet, no rising or flattening.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Cut into eight brownies.
85 Calories, 2.5 g fat, 133 mg potassium, 10.5 g Carbs, 4 g Fiber, 3 g Sugar, 6 g Protein.
How big is your scoop of the protein powder? I bought a sample pack so I need to know how big the scoop is since it does not have one 🙂
Wow! Yum! Love the addition of protein powder.
What size pan did you use? Can’t wait to try this!
I just made this using a different protein powder in a 9×9 lined with parchment paper / all I had was ground chia seeds but they worked fine and they turned out great! Super delicious and really moist!