I’m finding out that here are endless ways to make brownies a healthy and nutritionally beneficial treat!
Which is crazy to me because I was raised on brownies-from-a-box and for most of my life I had no idea that brownies could be healthy and taste JUST AS GOOD as their sugary counterparts.
This recipe really takes the healthy factor to brand new heights by combining black beans with protein powder for an extreme boost of both protein and fiber! We lightly sweeten it with raw honey - which has a host of its own nutritional benefits - and finish it off with some stevia-sweetened chocolate chips.
Try not to forget how healthy these sweet, chocolate morsels are while you’re downing it with a glass of cold milk! Or do forget - it will still be healthy and in-line with your fitness goals either way!
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup, melted
⅓ cup raw honey, melted
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the protein powder, cacao powder, sea salt, and baking powder. Mix until fully combined and set aside.
In a food processor combine the black beans, coconut oil, honey, milk and vanilla extract. Blend on low speed until smooth.
Add the dry ingredients to the food processor, pulsing after each addition. Once the dry ingredients are fully incorporated into the wet ones, stir in the eggs. Add the chocolate chips and stir until fully combined.
Pour the batter into your prepared brownie pan. Bake for 18 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting into 16 bars. Enjoy!
Make sure to use a high quality protein powder for the best nutrition and the BEST taste! I LOOOOOOVE TRULEAN’S Vegan Chocolate Brownie Protein Powder! It’s creamy, delicious and best of all it’s made with ZERO artificial ingredients.