If you’re really serious about your fitness and physique, then the chances are that you’ve at least dabbled in food supplements to either help you build muscle, recover from exercise, or even to give you an extra boost prior to your workout. Of course, a diet that’s high in supplements from health food stores can quickly become a diet that’s high in cost too. One way around that is to try some home made protein rich recipes.
These have a number of advantages. You can adjust the recipes to your own taste, and you can also have complete control over what you’re putting into your body which can have a big impact on the way in which you’re able to manage your diet.
Here’s a recipe for some delicious high protein chocolate brownies that you’ll love after a workout as they provide you with around 7.5g of protein each – based on making 10 brownies with the recipe. You can adjust the ingredients to add more protein as required. One way of making it even more protein rich is to replace the chocolate chips with a similar amount of chopped hazel nuts, or adding a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter into the mixture.
High Protein Chocolate Brownies Recipe
- 45g chocolate flavoured protein powder
- 250g drained black beans
- 15g cocoa powder
- 10g baking powder
- 75ml maple syrup
- 1tbsp Vanila extract
- 10 g sugar / 2g stevia (for reduced calories)
- 50ml vegetable oil
- Handful chocolate chips (as many as you like!)
Brownies are really simple to make. Start by setting your oven to 175C. Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a food mixer and then run it until you’ve made a smooth paste. Then tip in the chocolate chips and mix through the brownie batter.
Put the mixture into a flat tin – you’ll need one that’s about 20cm by 20cm. Then pop it into your oven for about 15minutes.
Allow the brownies to cool before storing them in the fridge overnight. By morning they’ll have set properly and be ready to cut and eat. Cut them to whatever size you want and then enjoy them after a workout for a great protein boost.