Friday, January 22, 2016

Wedo Banana Flour Brownies


Good morning cupcakes,

I am going to a girls game night tonight, and these will be perfect to take to share with everyone. These are healthy brownies which I made with some of my favorite products: Wedo Banana FlourDate Lady, & Nuzest

I haven't posted about WEDO Banana Flour yet, so here is a little bit about the company:

-Banana Flour is a resistant starch
-Resistant starch resists breaking down into sugars, resulting in lower blood sugar levels
-Helps you stay full and burn more fat
-Lowers pH levels in your colon
-Resistant starch is a prebiotic 

Here is a link to the story about how the company started: WEDO's Story

Another really cool thing about the company: "With our BUY ONE-Feed ONE program, every time you purchase one WEDO Gluten Free product, you provide a meal for one hungry child in need via the World Food Program USA."

So far, I have loved baking with banana flour. The texture of baked products is close to the same as using regular flour. This flour is perfect for people who cannot have gluten as well as people who consume a Paleo, vegan, or vegetarian diet. 


Above is all the ingredients you will need for this recipe. 

Step 1: Combine 1 avocado, 2 eggs, and 1/3 c of Date Syrup in a food processor. Process until smooth. Below is what it should look like. 


Step 2: Add 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 serving of Nuzest Chocolate protein powder, 3 heaping Tablespoons of cocoa powder, & 1/4 c of Wedo Banana Flour. Process in the food processor until smooth and combined. You may have to scrape the sides of the bowl down and processes a second time. 


Step 3: Scoop batter into a greased or parchment paper lined baking pan. I used a small baking pan (smaller than 8X8) because I wanted my brownies to be thick. Place the pan in the oven (preheated to 350) and bake for 20-25 minutes. 

Step 4: While the brownies are baking, add 1 serving of Nuzest protein powder to a cup or bowl. I decided to use Nuzest Cappuccino Protein Powder. Add 3 T of water and stir until combined. If the "frosting" is too thick, add 1 T of water at a time until it reaches the consistency of frosting. Below is what it should look like.



Step 5: Once the brownies are done, let them cool for 20 minutes. Once cool, top with frosting. 


Here is the finished product...


The brownies are so moist and delicious!


Let me know if you create this recipe for yourself. I would love to see your creations. If you post to social media, use  #torishealthybrownies so I can see all of them!

My Five Tips on how to stay healthy during the winter:

1) Make exercise fun. Get a group of friends to workout together. Make a fun playlist on your phone. Sign up for a group fitness class. Do something active with your children. 

2) Make healthy treats to share with your family and friends. I have lots of great recipes on my blog for things such as cookies, hot chocolate, brownies, cinnamon rolls, etc.

3) Drink a cup of water when you first wake up in the morning as well as before each meal and snack. It is so important to stay hydrated.

4) Drink tea. I am obsessed with tea when it is cold out. My favorite tea right now is mint chamomile from Meijer. What is your favorite tea?

5) Do some form of exercise while watching TV, Netflix, or movies. There are so many exercises you can do: crunches, planks, push-ups, leg raises, donkey kick backs, etc. 

Later Taters 

Have a great weekend

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 

Here are the link ups for today's post:  Momfessionals , A Little Bit of Everything , Grace and Love , A. Liz Adventures ,  & September F A R M . If you haven't checked these blogs out, you really should! They have some awesome content!

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