My life has been a bit chaotic the past month, so blogging has been put on the back burner. We’ve had a type of re-arranging in our schedule the past few weeks, as I take on more responsibility at my “day” job and I gain more clients through Wholesomely Fit. My priorities have shifted for a season, so blogging has moved to the bottom of priorities for now, and will remain so until I finish my certification and cross country season slows down. Don’t worry I sill have some fun and healthy recipes to share, and I won’t forget about ya’ll.
Cross country begins next week, we have our youngest’s first birthday party, and lots of family coming into town as well. On top of that my marathon training has increased to 75+ mile weeks. A schedule is a must for me, and daily tasks that aren’t important our easily neglected. I have been daydreaming about reading books again. I do miss it!!
Nutrition, however, always remains important to me. There are of course days of splurging and having to just get an organic freezer pizza, but meal prep has helped me to provide wholesome meals we can enjoy for a few days. I also needed a chocolate fix with all the added tasks and stress, but I didn’t want to have any additional sugars, nor did I want to spend time preparing something. I also had overripe bananas that needed to be used ASAP.
These little squares of goodness were born. I thought I would give a flourless brownie a try, with only 4 ingredients. Thankfully they turned out as fudgy and yummy as I envisioned, and they had the added protein benefit, so I didn’t need an excuse to eat them first thing in the morning after a run.
No need to feel guilty about consuming these. They are certified clean by Bry 😉 I did have to heat up my house for a bit to cook them though. But it was worth the temperature increase, even during the 90+ days we had. Thankfully a cold spell came through, and our house finally dropped below 80 degrees, unfortunately after my brownie fix.
These are great for after a sweat session or for adding to the kids’ lunch or after school snack. Sweetened by the bananas and boasting protein, as well as antioxidant power from the cocoa powder. It’s an easy recipe ready in under 30 minutes and freezable too.
- 3-4 ripe bananas
- ⅔ c peanut butter or nut butter of choice
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (I like Orgain)
- 3 Tbs cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. May need a handmixer to help mix in the banana thoroughly.
- Add mixture to a greased 8 x 8 inch pan and bake for 22-27 min. *Brownies will be more fudgy like and gooey, but are best kept chilled.
Store in the refrigerator, covered and be ready to devour!! Will keep for a few weeks. Surprisingly ours lasted over a week. I don’t know what came over me, I think the heat go to me 😉 4 Ingredient Protein Brownies #vegan #gf #sugarfree Click To Tweet
It’s sad that summer is quickly coming to an end. While I love the colors of fall and the brisk mornings, I always miss the warm sunshine and longer days enjoyed outdoors. But with every season comes a newness and a change in pace.
Hope you have a great week!!