Low Carb Protein Brownies with Vanilla Protein Ice Cream & Peanut Butter

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Growing up in Chicago, my family and I didn’t eat out much. We didn’t because we preferred to eat at home. Both my mom and dad were amazing cooks and loved to show off their cooking skills so, really, there was no reason to venture outside for our meals. Every once a while though, the urge for something different would strike and… we’d go out to Outback Steakhouse. My dad and brother would order ribs, my mom would go for chicken, and I’d order a Cream of Onion Soup as my starter and bowl of French Onion Soup as my main course (I know, what a weirdo… but what can I say? I loved my onions).

Anyways, when the waitress would come around with the dessert menu, my brother and I would always say YES and split something. Usually that something was their chocolate fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. Now, I remember this dessert being RIDICULOUS – hot rich brownie, cold melting vanilla ice cream, mmmm. But I also remember getting really aggressive when it showed up on our table. I’d get my fork ready and as soon as it hit the table, BAAAM! I’d go for it. My poor little brother would then just pout and get all angry. “Mom! Dad! She ate all of it!” But I’d smile ear to ear, stuffed to the brim – face full of chocolate. Don’t blame me! I’d think, blame love! Because I simply LOVED that dessert. It did crazy things to my spirit of sharing.

It was just CRAZY GOOD. And it’s exactly that which inspired me to make THIS dessert today, a dessert that packs the same amount of nommage, the same level of intensity, and the same desire to absolutely destroy the plate – with 1/10th of the calories, hardly any fat, no sugar, and a massive punch of protein POW! It’s not sorcery, I promise. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 cup APS chocolate whey protein powder
3/4 cup liquid egg whites
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 tablespoon vanilla stevia (or your sweetener of choice)
1/2 cup almond milk

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together and bake the mix at 160 C (320 F) for about 35-40 minutes or until it’s cooked through inside. I baked it in a small silicone brownie pan so if you want to bake it in a medium or large one, make sure you duplicate (or even triplicate) the mix.

Macros per Serving (out of 4 sans the ice cream and this is up to which one you use):

118kcals
14g protein
4g carb (out of which 3g is fiber!)
4g fat

Make sure you don’t overbake it because, if you do, it’ll turn out dry and kind of weirdly crumbly so just keep an eye on it and as soon as it feels baked inside when poked with a knife, remove it from the oven.

Then, slice it into squares and add a scoop of protein ice cream on top! You can use homemade protein ice cream OR you can just buy some Whey Hey! That’s what I used here and it was  absolutely PERFECT <3

The PB I used was Bulk Powders’ but it’s obviously optional. You can use some melted dark chocolate too or almond butter even. I just like Bulk Powder’s PB because it’s super creamy and contains just one ingredient: peanuts.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO THOSE OF YOU IN THE US: 

My cookbook is now available for you to buy in in the USA! You can now get it from bodybuilding.com’s shop. Here’s the link. The rest of you guys in Europe can continue getting it from amazon.co.uk. Woop woop!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13475871137516619524 Serey Kim

    I visited the link for your book. I also checked amazon.com. Both places showing backorder or out of stock. How long will the wait be if any available? kindle version available?

    very interested.

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