Paleo Chocolate Brownies (Sugar & dairy free, protein packed)

So, as promised, I created this section to present you with my tactics to maintain a healthy life, diet and mindset. One thing I’ve learnt through all these years that I’ve been struggling with my weight ups and downs is that you should never take anything for granted. One of these so called “not-granted” things is tasteless food through a diet. People always asked me how I manage to keep myself on a healthy diet, as if I’m missing out on the tasty things. I’m not going to lie to you – this is partially true. You have to stay away from some really yummy stuff but that doesn’t mean you fully miss out on taste. It’s not always about what you eat, but mostly the amount and frequency of that. That said, whether you eat a whole pan of casual cookies or a batch of flourless, sugar free ones it’s actually the same thing – in both cases it’s all about the amount of food.

I’ve been on a paleo & dairy free diet for a long time. Paleo means you keep away from carbs and base your diet on meat and greens, just like the primitive man used to do at first. Lately I’ve been mostly on and off of it, but I have found it really helpful. Cutting off several “useless” kinds of carbs has proven to be a good choice for many people, but that doesn’t mean it makes the cut for you. Don’t wear your body out with methods that usually suit others. You have to find a way that will be yours and fit your needs.

Now let’s move on to the recipe! These are puuuurfect for a Sunday morning but I must warn you; these are highly addictive. I made a batch yesterday and it’s already gone. Also, I live by my own. So, go figure.

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp sugar free hazelnut spread (I used dark chocolate cause it’s dairy-free – you can find this at any organic food store)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I currently use the Soy Protein Isolate by MyProtein)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla or orange extract or 1 1/2 tsp orange zest (love the chocolate-orange combo)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

*Alternatives; if you’re skipping the hazelnut part, use 1 more tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of cocoa instead. If you’re skipping the protein powder, use another tablespoon of cocoa and 1 tablespoon of honey, as well. The result should be gooey, not watery.

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsp honey

Instructions

Grab a bowl and mix the cocoa, the protein powder and the baking powder. In another bowl, start whisking the egg yolks, then add the honey and the almond milk. Mash the banana with a fork on a plate and add it in the mixture – blend well. Add the vanilla extract, the cocoa mix and the hazelnut spread, until it’s all even. Put some parchment paper in a pan, pour the mixture in and bake for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl mix the almond milk with the honey and vanilla extract parts and slowly add the cocoa. Once the brownies are ready, let the pan chill for about 10 minutes, move the bake on a large plate and serve with the topping and extra love <3

Tip: they taste *SO* good after they’ve been in the fridge overnight.

 

thank you for reading & make sure you use #tresviolette when sharing,

xoxo Violet

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