Plus, each bar has over 11 grams of protein!
How’s that for a win-win?! These are a great snack to pack with you on-the-go or as a quick, easy breakfast any day. For this recipe, we use dark chocolate chips, and here’s why…
3 Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate
- 75% or higher dark chocolate is loaded with compounds called flavonoids which prevent fat-like substances in the bloodstream from clogging arteries, thereby decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke
- The flavonoids in dark chocolate also modulate nitric oxide, a compound that is critical for healthy blood flow and blood pressure. In a study in the America Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was reported that dark chocolate decreased blood pressure AND improved insulin sensitivity.
- Dark chocolate contains magnesium, one of the most important minerals for heart health.
(Source: The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS)
So it’s safe to say including a little dark chocolate in your life will allow you to reap great health benefits.
However, we recommend looking for high quality, high cocoa content dark chocolate ~ look for at least 75% or higher and check the ingredient list to make sure there aren’t any hydrogenated oils or artificial ingredients.
Get ready to have your protein bar routine totally up-leveled!
Best Brownie Protein Bars
- 3 fresh figs
- 1.5 scoops chocolate protein powder (we used Chocolate IsaPro)
- 2 egg whites
- ¼ cup baking stevia (like this one)
- ¼ cup cottage cheese
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (we used Hershey’s Special Dark)
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- optional: 2 tbs dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray. Combine all ingredients in food processor, and process until smooth. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Let cool and cut into 5 bars. Store in refrigerator.
Fat: 1.5 g
Fiber: 3.3 g
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