Eating a clean diet is the most effective way to build muscle, get leaner and feel healthier, but it’s definitely not easy. There’s only so long you can eat broccoli, rice, chicken and protein shakes before you start daydreaming about pizza, burgers and - brownies!
Fortunately, it’s 2022 and we’ve come a long way in health-ifying cheat foods, so you can satisfy your darkest food cravings without sacrificing your gains.
AN MRP-MADE PROTEIN DESSERT THAT WHEY ALONE CAN’T MATCH!
In this recipe, we took your typical fudgy, chocolatey brownies and gave them a macro overhaul - without destroying your taste buds. The result is a perfect high-protein brownie for bodybuilders. The rich & delicious flavour might make you think you are hallucinating that they are actually healthy - but trust us, they’re the real deal!
Thanks to the use of FLEX FOOD MRP Muscle Shake meal replacement powder in these uniquely healthy brownies, there’s plenty of complete protein, plus greens, fruits, antioxidants, fibre, healthy fats, probiotics, digestive enzymes, vitamins and minerals! These brownies also use black beans, oats, and a small amount of vegetable oil for a rich, moist texture. They also require much less sugar than typical brownies, since FLEX FOOD is already sweetened. The result is a fudgy, gooey brownie that you won't have to burn off later!
You can’t get all this in your everyday whey brownie!
CAN HEALTHY DESSERTS ACTUALLY HELP YOU BUILD MUSCLE AND LOSE FAT?
Sure, making these healthier high protein black bean brownies may not be as delicious as the ones you’d get from a bakery, but they’re pretty damn close and satisfying enough to prevent your cravings from turning into binges. Ultimately, they are gonna help keep your fitness and physique goals. Plus, it’s a nice change from getting your protein intake solely from egg whites and chicken!
Alright, put on your chef hat and whip out the apron - let’s get to work!
TRY OUR HEALTHY & EASY HIGH PROTEIN BROWNIE RECIPE
This high-protein dessert brownie is great for fuelling gains and keeping on track when your sweet tooth has got the best of you!
YIELD: Makes 9 brownies
SERVING SIZE: 1 piece (approx.75 g; 3x3 inch-size)
ALLERGENS: Milk, Soy, Wheat (and Tree Nuts from Coconut)
MACROS: (Per 1 brownie) 236 calories, 10g protein, 5g fiber, 28g carbs, 11g fat
- 1 can black beans (14oz or 300g)
- 2 scoops MUTANT FLEX FOOD Chocolate Brownie (90g)
- ¼ cup instant oats
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- ⅙ cup water
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips (Unsweetened)
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Drain the liquid in the canned black beans and rinse the black beans.
- Using a handheld mixer or food processor, blend the black beans to a puree, then set aside.
- Combine all other ingredients in 1 large bowl. Set aside ¼ cup of chocolate chips for toppings.
- Stir in black bean puree with the rest of the batter until evenly mixed.
- Transfer batter to a 9x9 inch baking tray.
- Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the batter.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Take out of oven and set aside to cool for at least 10 mins prior to serving.
HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR BROWNIES ARE DONE
Not all ovens bake the same; some use fan circulation for even heat distribution and some don’t, and many ovens can be incorrectly calibrated. The best way to know for sure if your brownies are done is the toothpick test! Carefully insert a toothpick in the center of your brownies, and if it comes out with wet crumbs or half-baked batter, then they’re perfect! Unlike cakes, you don’t want a dry toothpick - that means you’ve probably overbaked the brownies.