I don’t know about you… but I have a weakness for brownies.
I mean… come on.
Warm, melt-y Chocolate… Who wouldn’t want to eat that!?!
With fall approaching, I really wanted to get in the kitchen and make some brownies for the whole family to enjoy. Because I want my girls to learn some healthy recipes and tips, I thought this would be a great recipe to try!
After a morning playing at the Children’s Museum, we could all go for a great snack. I loved that this was easy (not many ingredients) and they girls loved helping me mix in everything with my stand mixer.
You really can make a healthy brownie???
Depending on your definition of healthy, YES! Is it going to be perfect for everyone? Probably not… but it is much better than a traditional recipe.
One thing that I love about this recipe is that it uses Agave instead of sugar. Not that agave is perfect, but it has shown that it has a lower glycemic index. I struggle a little with blood sugar issues, so it is always great for me to find recipes that are lower carb. It had a great flavor that wasn’t artificial (that some people who don’t like stevia would enjoy).
Another great thing is the protein! This recipe packs in protein from the Almond butter and Profit Protein Powder.
Why is protein so important?
You should be eating some protein every 2-3 hours to help your body maintain steady blood sugar, also to give you sustained energy without crashes. This would be a great snack because it has protein plus some quick energy from the agave.
When you are shopping for a protein powder, what I always look for is the grams of sugar and carb count. My favorite protein powder is a blend of protein, mood-elevating superfoods like Matcha, and soluble and insoluble fibers to keep you full longer – and only 100 calories per serving! As a bonus, it has only 2 grams of net carbs and less than one gram of sugar (and it still tastes great!)
Now for the recipe!
High Protein Rich Chocolate Brownies
16 oz of creamy almond butter
1 1/4 cups of agave nectar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/2 tea of sea salt
1 tsp of baking soda
1 cup of dark chocolate chips (or you can use sugar free chocolate chips)
4 scoops of Ultimate Rich Chocolate ProFit
Preheat oven to 325 Degrees.
In a large bowl, blend the almond butter until creamy with a hand or stand mixer.
Blend in eggs, then agave nectar and vanilla.
Blend in the ProFit protein powder, baking soda, and salt.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and pour in batter.
Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes.