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Muscle-building brownies

Muscle-building brownies

Wait, muscle-building brownies? Heck yes!!!

Ok girls, squat jump with excitement into the kitchen to whip up these delicious brownies! Yes, brownies!

Living a healthy and balanced lifestyle does not mean having to compromise on taste and treats. This recipe is proof of that!

So without further ado...

Mix together in a bowl:

  • 1 cup of LSA or almond meal
  • 1/2 cup protein powder (chocolate flavoured, of course!)
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut (desiccated or shredded)
  • 4 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons of rice malt syrup (depending on taste)
  • 1/4 of cup coconut oil
  • a pinch of salt

The mixture should bind together in the bowl. If it isn’t, add some more coconut oil. 

Lightly spray a medium sized baking tray with coconut oil and line with baking paper.

Spoon the mixture into the tray and press it down evenly.

Place it in the fridge until it has set (or if you’re impatient like us and can’t wait a couple of hours, pop it in the freezer for half an hour.)

Once the mixture has set, mix together the topping!

Blend together:

  • 10 - 15 cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of rice malt syrup
  • a pinch of cinnamon

Pour the blended mixture over the brownie base and place it into the freezer until set (i.e. 30 to 60 minutes). Once set, cut into small squares and place it into the fridge – yum!

This recipe is full of protein, good fats and minimal carbs… making it the perfect post workout snack. But be mindful that it is calorie laden. So don’t eat them all at once!

BBB babes, if you are in the Ready phase of your journey, hold off on these until the Set phase.

For more information about what types of nutrients to eat when, check out the nutrition section of our 12 Week Guide.

Enjoy, lovelies!

xox

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