Did you know that breastfeeding burns around 500 calories a day? No wonder that many new moms end up nutrient-deficient and sometimes losing a lot of weight.
I was recommended by my doctor and naturopath to eat well and amp up my daily protein intake but as a new mom, eating more often is hardly achievable and most often than not, very unlikely. So I was excited to find a good way to eat better and more often.
Adding a protein powder to my diet was a strong recommendation by my doctors so I set myself on a quest to find a good protein powder. MyProtein has a whole range of vegan protein powder and I started incorporating it to my diet so I could keep up with the demands of motherhood.
Talking about having a baby to look after, moms know we are often running out of time to sit down and eat. Lord knows how many times we ate in a hurry or simply skipped the meal entirely, so making something easy and that you can eat with one hand is really essential here.
Not only you want a quick bite but it must give you the energy and keep you satiated for longer, so adding some healthy fats and fibre is a good idea too.
Vegan Protein Peanut Butter Brownies
Making brownies was on my baking list for a long time (yes, I do have one!). So I thought this was the perfect opportunity to create something with My Protein Vegan Powder.
Since Easter I’ve been eating a lot of chocolate, so I thought I’d swap the regular stuff for something with a little more nutritious too. They are fudgy and smooth and not too sweet either (depending on how much sugar you want to add). And they are also gluten and dairy free.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp espresso
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 scoop My Protein chocolate protein powder (40gr)
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (on top)
- In a bowl, add the avocado and ripe bananas.
- Using a blender stick (or a blender) blend the fruits until you remove all lumps and reach a smooth consistency.
- Add all wet ingredients and mix well.
- Now add all dry ingredients and with a spatula incorporate until you have a well mixed batter,
- Line a brownie pan (or bread pan if you don't have one) with baking paper and pour the mixture in.
- Add the peanut butter on top and swirl to mix a little. Be careful not to overmix.
- In a preheated over at 180ºC bake the brownie for 40-50 minutes until cooked through.
- Let it cool down on a rack and cut up slices.
- Serve cool and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
If you try to make these, let me know how they go and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram so I can see your creations!
Peace and love.
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