Protein Packed Brownies

Craving a sweet treat without the guilt of all the sugar? These brownies have far less sugar and packed with protein!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • ¼ cup milk (or you can use unsweetened almond, coconut or cashew milk)
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk chocolate Level-1 protein (use 1stphorm.com/alexray for free shipping)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips, not melted

Directions

  1. In a food processor, blend black beans and milk until completely smooth.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add Greek yogurt, eggs, egg yolks, melted coconut oil, honey, melted chocolate chips, and your bean milk paste. Mix with a wooden spoon. You want to add as little air as possible to keep the brownies dense. So I do not recommend a whisk.
  3. Next, add cocoa powder, protein powder, salt and the non-melted chocolate chips. Mix with wooden spoon again until smooth.
  4. With coconut oil, grease a 9x9 baking dish (or larger for thinner brownies). Pour batter into baking dish and spread evenly into the dish.
  5. Bake at 350F for 25-28 minutes. Do not preheat the oven. Be careful not to over-bake! I like to leave mine a little underdone so they are more moist and fudgy.
  6. Allow brownies to cool then slice and enjoy!

I've found that the brownies are denser a couple hours later once they completely cool. They also heat up great in the microwave!

 

Why Level-1 Protein?

I strongly recommend using 1st Phorm Level-1. It is a high quality, low temperature processed protein. Low-temperature processing is very slow, so a lot of companies do not use it. But it makes a dramatic difference in the taste. Plus it is more bioavailable than traditional high-temperature processing or chemical processing. Protein is NOT supposed to taste chalky, that's a result of burning the whey. Not only does it taste bad, but it can also give you stomach cramps because it is difficult to digest.

All low-temperature processed protein will be labeled with those exact words. "Cold processed" and other similar names are marketing gimmicks. There is no such thing as cold processing. It is probably chemically processed using hydrochloric acid and sodium sulfate. YUCK!

 

Send me an email if you have any questions or want to learn more about nutrition, exercise, protein or other supplements! alexray@brave.fit