Indulge in these healthy protein brownies that can be enjoyed without any guilt

Published on:12 July 2021, 13:39pm IST
Don’t give up on your favourite brownies for anything in the world! In fact, give them a healthier twist. We suggest you try out this protein brownie recipe and you will get to know what we’re talking about.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Are you missing those fudgy, nutty, and chocolate-laden brownies? Well, we understand that you are resisting them to keep your weight in check. But if you still can’t stop thinking about them, it’s time to try out these healthy and yummy protein brownies, because frankly they won’t lead to weight gain.

There is always a way to make things healthier – yes, even brownies. All you need to do is use some healthy alternatives. Add a hint of some really nutritious elements that you avoid eating otherwise, and ta-da! You are good to go.

So, let’s learn how protein brownies can help you deal with your cravings. 

Ingredients to make protein brownies

100 gms roasted almonds
50 gms cashews
20 gms walnuts
100 gms dates
1 tbsp peanut butter
1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
2 scoops whey protein
2 tbsp melted dark chocolate

Protein brownies for the win! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Step 1: Take roasted almonds, walnuts, cashews, and dates in a grinder. Give it a spin, until they bind properly.

Step 2: Take the mix out in a bowl and add peanut butter, cocoa powder, whey protein, and melted chocolate. Mix all these ingredients well and prepare the dough.

Step 3: Now, take a small portion of this dough and evenly spread it in a tray. Keep this tray in the fridge for one to two hours. 

Also, read: Has your protein powder expired? Here’s why you need to throw it out right now

Step 4: Bring out the tray and with the help of a knife, cut cubes of the brownie and serve.

Peanut butter if your health buddy. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Calorie meter for these yummy protein brownies   

Total calories: 230 Kcal

Protein: 16 g

Fats: 12g

Carbs: 18 g

Fibre: 5 g

Here’s what makes these protein brownies weight-friendly

1. It’s loaded with nuts

Nuts don’t just keep you full, but they also keep your sugar levels in check. Fluctuating sugar levels is the main reason for unwanted cravings. It will keep you full for a longer time. What’s more, it will also keep you energized all day long, as nuts are a powerhouse of energy.

We all know nuts are also brain-boosters. So, if you are stressed or sad, then the oxidants in the nuts can also boost your brain health. So, eating your favourite brownie will make those happy hormones in your brain, which will boost your mood just like that.

Also, read: Hate eggs? Here are 10 protein-rich foods you can consume to fulfil your needs

2. It has dark chocolate

From losing weight to relieving period cramps, dark chocolate can help you with all that and more. According to Dr Anjali Hooda, MBBS, MD (Internal, obesity, functional medicine, USA) and director at LiveNutrifit and Center for Obesity and Longevity, dark chocolates are rich in magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, and iron.

A bar of dark chocolate a day keeps the doctor away. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

There are several studies that suggest that dark chocolate can protect people from heart disease. But the point is to stick to a known qualitative brand of dark chocolate, and organic, whenever possible.

3. It has peanut butter

Peanut butter is a great source of protein, period! And we all know how important good fats are for our body. It keeps your cholesterol in check, helps in reducing bad cholesterol, and keeps you energized.

So all-and-all, these protein brownies are a complete win-win. Go for it!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.