Fudgy Protein Brownie Recipe

There is nothing more disappointing than a dry arse brownie… Unfortunately, the addition of whey protein powder can result in this more often than not. I have tried this recipe with both whey protein powder and beef protein powder and I prefer the latter as it provides a fudgy texture to the brownie. While I wouldn’t use beef protein powder for everyday, it is amazing for baking and many sites sell it in sample sachets so you don’t need to fork out for a massive bag! πŸ™‚

 

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Ingredients (for a single serving)

  • 10g ultra fine oats
  • 6g beef protein
  • 6g cacao powder
  • 10g sukrin gold
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of coffee granules
  • 30g fat free greek yogurt
  • 1 egg white

 

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Grease small loafΒ tin or cupcake cases
  3. Add all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl
  4. Whisk the yogurt and egg white into the bowl
  5. Transfer the mixture into the loaf tin
  6. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes

 

 

Macros

  • Calories 122
  • Carbs 19.9g
  • Fat 1.8g
  • Protein 15.1g
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Healthier Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Protein Brownies

Now that it’s nearly Christmas, salted caramel flavoured products are everywhere. Here is a recipe for healthier peanut butter salted caramel brownies which also will help you to your daily protein and fibre goals.

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Ingredients

Brownies

 

Filling – peanut butter ‘salted caramel’

  • 15g peanut butter
  • 7g date nectar (Beloved)
  • approx. 2 drops of salted caramel essence

 

Method

  1. In a bowl, mix together the beef protein, whey protein, coconut flour, oat flour, sugar substitute, VitaFiber, psyllium husks, baking powder and cinnamon
  2. Add approx. 50ml of water and the coconut oil to the mixture and whisk
  3. Add in the egg and continue to whisk
  4. Mix in the peanut butter and salted caramel essence
  5. If the mixture is too stiffΒ to whisk, addΒ more water
  6. Transfer the mixture to a greased tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 12-15 minutes
  7. While the brownies are in the oven, mix together the peanut butter, date nectar and salted caramel essence in a bowl with a few drops of water until smooth
  8. Once the brownies have cooled, slice into six and then slice each one again horizontally
  9. Sandwich the brownies together using the filling and enjoy!

 

 

Quick Protein Mug Cake Recipe

A super quick protein mug cake recipe for when you’re craving something sweet but don’t have lots of time to spare…

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Ingredients

 

Method

  1. Mix together the whey protein, coconut flour, oats, vitafiber and baking powder in a bowl
  2. Add in the wet ingredients – coconut oil, egg white and almond milk
  3. Add enough almond milk so the mixture is of batter consistency
  4. Grease the mug with coconut oil and transfer the mixture
  5. Microwave for 1 minute (800 w)
  6. Add lashings of peanut butter (compulsory)

In The Nood Orange and Cacao Energy Balls

While wondering around Cheltenham market, I discovered In The Nood’s stall. They sell packs of β€˜paste’ which you can use to make your own energy balls. I tried the cacao and orange flavour to make my own energy balls along with a sachet of chocolate orange Whey Box protein.

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In the pack is a vacuum packed β€˜paste’ which you simply roll into balls. As instructed on the packet, I heated the mix for 10 seconds in the microwave and then I added my protein powder with a few drops of water. After, I rolled the mix into eight balls and that’s it, done.

I know some people may be thinking that you can just make your own energy balls completely from scratch but I think that these packs are ideal for people such as myself who work full time jobs with little time in the evenings. I like how you can add to the mix if you want or simply have it as it is. It is also ideal as you can control how many portions you make, for example, you could make four big balls or several smaller balls.

Ingredients

Dates, Cashew Nuts, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Cacao, Almond Oil, Orange Essential Oil, Himalayan Sea Salt

Nutrition (mix with nothing added)

Per average 25g serving:-

109 kcal, C10.4g, F5.9g, P2.3g

Price

Β£4.99 per 150g pack. I think this is similar if not cheaper than other products on the market, for example The Protein Ball co. packets are Β£1.99 for 45g and Bounce Balls are Β£1.99 for 42g. (Prices checked on H&B)

Overall, I thought the cacao and orange energy balls tasted delicious – think a healthier Terry’s chocolate orange! I am a massive fan of the time-saving concept, the minimal number of ingredients and the way you can jazz them up yourself!

Rating 9/10

In The Nood energy balls can be found here and Whey Box protein sachets can be found here.

Fuelbox Snackbox Review

Fuelbox sent me their August Snackbox to review. The Snackbox is a monthly subscription box, delivered straight to your door which contains a range of healthy products. Each month, the box has a different selection of treats to keep it interesting!

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The August Snackbox contained the following products:-

Drinks

  • Chi Tropical Coconut Water

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Breakfast Items (just my personal preference!)

  • Lizi’s Granola
  • Pip and Nut Peanut Butter
  • Acti Snack – Fruit and Nut Mix

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Snack Bars and Balls

  • Raspberry and Goji Raw Chocolate Brownie
  • Montezuma 70% Dark Choc
  • Bounce Ball – Cacao Orange
  • Trek Bar –  Cocoa Oat

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Crisps and Bags

  • Ape Coconut Curls
  • Heactares Sweet Potato Crisps – Red Onion and Black Pepper
  • Stript Chilli Beef Jerky
  • Taarapollu Fruit Crisps

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When I received the box, I was intrigued at the range and the number of products. There were quite a few that I’d never heard of, let alone tried before, such as the Taarapollu Fruit Crisps which made the box novel and exciting.

The Snackbox subscription costs Β£19.99 on the first of each month with a Β£19.99 sign-up fee. The boxes are also available to buy as a one off for free for one month with a Β£21.95 sign-up fee. If you tend to snack a lot and like to have food in your bag on the go, then I’d recommend the Snackbox as it will open your eyes to the variety of healthy snacks available on the market. If you are a fussy eater, then I’d stay clear of subscription boxes as you don’t know what you’ll receive each month. As opposed to other subscription boxes, I do feel that the Snackbox has tried to incorporate a few products which are generally universally enjoyed such as the Pip and Nut peanut butter, the Bounce Ball and the Trek Bar, as well as being more adventurous with other products.

Overall, I really enjoyed my August Snackbox. I liked receiving products that I may miss out on my weekly shop, such as granola and trying out new products. My favourite products were the Pip and Nut peanut butter, the Bounce Ball, the Lizi’s granola and the Heactares sweet potato crisps.

The Fuelbox Snackbox is available on their website here.