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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.
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
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.
Step 4: Bring out the tray and with the help of a knife, cut cubes of the brownie and serve.
Total calories: 230 Kcal
Protein: 16 g
Carbs: 18 g
Fibre: 5 g
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.
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.
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!