Red Velvet Protein Brownies

Serves 6

60 Minute Prep Time

By Morgan Shupe on August 22, 2013 , categorized in Dessert, Snacks

Sometimes after a long day, a sweet treat really hits the spot. Instead of indulging in a nutrient-lacking snack, give these easy to make protein brownies a try.  Beets and pumpkin form the base of this recipe and Vega Sport Performance Protein adds a protein boost, making these brownies significantly less guilt-inducing.

Ingredients

  • 4 small beets (about 250g), cooked and peeled
  • 1 can (240g) pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp of coconut flour
  • 3 scoops (87g) Chocolate Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 320° F. Line a 13 inch x 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper.

  2. Chop beets. Purée beets with pumpkin and vanilla in a food processor.

  3. Add in coconut flour, Vega Performance Protein, cocoa powder and coconut sugar. Mix until well combined.

  4. Pour brownie mixture into pan and spread evenly.

  5. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.

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