Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week... Protein Brownies!

These rich brownies are an excellent portable meal. Fully balanced (carbs/protein/fat), they’re terrific when you’re on the go. Refrigerate after cooling, they taste even better the next day! Toss a few in a Ziploc and you have a fantastic treat when you’re ready to eat.

Cocoa Espresso Meal Bar (brownie)
Recipe by Chelle Stafford
Makes 9 brownies

1 medium banana (7" to 7-7/8" long) (118g)
1 15 oz can black beans (unsalted, unseasoned), drained and rinsed
4 scoops chocolate protein powder (my scoop is equal to 1/3 cup)
¼  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon instant coffee crystals
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 dropper-fulls liquid Chocolate Stevia

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking oil.
Blend all ingredients together.
Press into 8x8 pan and bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack, then cut into 9 squares.

Nutrition info is per square: 102 calories. 11 g protein, 11 g carb, 2 g fat, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar.

Published in World Physique Women, Spring 2012


  1. ~drool~
    So going on my list to make in a little under 2 weeks!

  2. Ooooh. Can't wait for my high carb day, this will definately be eaten. Yum.

  3. YUUUUUUMMMMY!!!! Look super yummy. One question though. Is the coca powder measurement correct? It's 1/4 cup? Just seems like a lot, but it my be to counter balance the black beans?

    1. Yep, it's a 1/4 cup. Makes a whole batch. And yes - super yummy!! :-) My kids LOVE these! They're way better the 2nd day - after refrigerating. Mega-tasty! :-)