Shakeology Brownies

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Every so often you get a massive chocolate craving that you just can’t ignore.  Tonight was one of those nights for me.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a cake or pie person and I am not the type to sit and eat a chocolate bar (truffles are another story) BUT put cookies or a pan of brownies in front of me and I can rival any competitive eater.  It’s shameful but true.

Enter Shakeology brownies.  Four to five (one is optional) HEALTHY ingredients and that’s it! Chocolate craving gone!

My kids actually ate these for breakfast the other day.  Yep, that’s how healthy and full of good stuff they are!

Now, I used Shakeology for this brownies, hence the name, because it’s my super food shake that I drink daily.  Could you use another type of “protein powder?”  Though Shakeology is SO much more than a protein powder, I guess you could.  I haven’t tested it, so you are on your own with what you use and how it tastes.  These came out more of a fudgey brownie than a cakey one.  That’s the way I prefer my brownies.

I also used this Cacao powder (thanks Val).  You could use a different one but I do not recommend Dutch Processed.  f-858847000871

The flavor of Shakeology is also up to you.  I used Vanilla and 1/4 of cacao powder for a richer chocolate flavor.  If you use chocolate Shakeology, I wouldn’t use as much cacao powder, maybe 2 tablespoons.  The new Cafe Latte flavor would be great too!  Coffee and chocolate go wonderfully together!

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Serving Size: 1 brownie

Shakeology Brownies

5 minPrep Time:

25 minCook Time:

30 minTotal Time:

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Ingredients

  • 3 medium overripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup melted peanut butter or almond butter (can sub for any nut/seed or soy nut butter)
  • 2 T - 1/4 cup cacao/cocoa powder (more = richer taste)
  • 2 scoops of Shakeology
  • Handful of dark chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven the 350 degrees, grease a small pan and set aside. (Mine was approx 10x6, the larger the pan the thinner the brownies)
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter.
  3. In a food processor or blender, combine the bananas, cocoa powder, protein powder and nut butter until very smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the greased pan, top with optional chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for around 25 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into pieces.
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Author: Steph Potter

I am a wife and stay at home mother of two adorable little men. I'll spend a small fortune on the right pair of shoes or purse. Sometimes, I don't feel like a "real" adult. Sometimes, I feel like I'm getting old. Often at the same time. This is my space to share weekly dinner menus, healthy recipes, useful cooking tips and my fitness journey. So grab a cup of coffee, a cozy chair and enjoy!

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