Chocolate Protein Brownies
The ultimate Chocolate Protein Brownies recipe. A healthy, protein-packed dessert you can have completely guilt free after the gym and a nice alternative to protein powders.
80g of dark chocolate (Personally, I always get mine from the Hotel Chocolat dark chocolate range)
¾ cup of cocoa powder
420g of canned pumpkin puree
30g whey protein
1 whole egg
125ml almond milk
38g (handful) walnuts
2 heaped tbsp. of almond butter and peanut butter
*Natural yoghurt is also a brilliant topping.
Mix all the ingredients together (excluding the dark chocolate and walnuts)
Once mixed with no lumps and bumps add the walnuts into the mix
Mix with a spoon and then put onto baking tray
Bake (around 170 C) for 40 minutes
This may varying depending on your oven so to check insert a fork until comes out clean
Remove from oven and then place the dark chocolate on top
It should melt immediately upon impact so you can spread it evenly across the top
Serve, eat and enjoy
Nutritional Information (Per 1/16 serving.)
13g carbohydrates (4g dietary fibre)
Benefits of The Protein Brownie Recipe
Researchers from the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of L’Aquila in Italy discovered the flavanol content of dark chocolate, ‘improves insulin sensitivity in healthy persons’. What this means is it improves a person’s ability to absorb carbohydrates making them less prone to storing fat. It does this by positively influencing our body’s hormone called insulin which—aside from many other functions within the human body—determines whether food is absorbed or stored as fat.