I love me a brownie every once and a while!! Who knew a brownie nutritiously and deliciously made could be a go to before or after a workout? Friend and registered Dietitian, Molly, shares her Snack hack!
Created by: Molly Linek, MPH, RD
Need a change of flavor from the post workout smoothies? Then this is for you! We know our body requires some protein, fiber and healthy fats to refuel properly. So try this “go-to” after a long chilly morning run or an evening ride. It fills you up, refuels the body and satisfies sweet cravings.
If you really want to indulge, throw a handful of chocolate chips in and mix while it’s still hot and watch the chocolate melt as you stir. YUM
● Mix all the dry ingredients together ahead of time into resealable lunch bags.
● Make 3-4 individual serving bags to save time.
● Write on the outside of the bag the remaining wet ingredients using a permanent marker. This is so much easier so anyone can pop a brownie mix in at any time without fumbling for instructions.
● Then when it’s time to eat, combine, microwave and ENJOY!
1 heaping tablespoon protein powder
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp oat flour (for fiber)
2 tbsp monk fruit sweetener or sugar, or sub erythritol if desired
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 ½ tbsp nut butter OR coconut oil
½ cup milk of choice
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Spray the inside of a mug with nonstick spray, add dry ingredients to the mug and add wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
Place in the microwave for 1 minute on high heat. Stir and place back in for 12 sec. Enjoy!