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If you’re looking for high protein brownies with high quality ingredients, there’s an easy way to do it using the Naked Brownie Mix from Naked Nutrition.
As you may recall, I’m focusing on a healthier lifestyle which not only involves higher fat and lower carbs, but also intermittent fasting and healthy, anti-inflammatory foods. That means I’m reading every ingredient label.
In addition to diet, I’m also focused on strength training which means I need to increase my protein intake as well. And if I wasn’t focusing on it, I know my son would make sure I was (this is what happens when you have a 16 year old suddenly obsessed with health, fitness, and nutrition).
I’ve been using some of the Naked Nutrition supplements to increase my protein in healthy ways, like protein shakes and drinks. But you can also use whey protein in cooking! If you’re worried about the taste or just don’t have the time to research exactly how to cook with protein, Naked Nutrition has several options for you.
If you want to check out how I made high protein pancakes with Naked Nutrition, be sure to read some of my Easy Protein Hacks! If you want to check out how to satisfy your sweet tooth with high protein, read on!
High Protein Dessert Options
Looking for a sweet treat at the end of the day or to start your day or right smack in the middle of your day to fight the mid-afternoon slump? There’s a Naked Nutrition product for that. The easiest to grab and go is the Naked Cookie but if you don’t mind a little time in the kitchen (and I do mean little), you have options!
You can start your day with the Naked Cake pancake mix (top with fresh fruit for something healthy). Or grab a slice of banana bread from the Naked Bake banana bread mix. And round it all out with a little dessert – namely, high protein brownies made from the Naked Brownie mix.
(To be fair, I don’t recommend eating them all in the same day!)
Naked Brownie Ingredients
As I mentioned, I’m an ingredient reader. It’s one of the reasons I love the Naked Nutrition products. There are no hidden ingredients and you can actually understand everything on the label.
Here’s a simplified version of the ingredient list for the Naked Brownie mix:
- Protein Blend (this includes milk protein, whey protein, and egg whites)
- Coconut sugar
- Coconut oil
- Chocolate chips
- Cassava flour
- Alkalized cocoa
- Sunflower lecithin (fat)
- Baking soda
- Sea salt
- Apple cider vinegar
- Fermented cane sugar
If you track your health at all, you’ll recognize that protein blend is a great way to increase your protein but also that many of these ingredients have benefits for your overall health.
The ingredient list is great but let’s see how it measures up in terms of nutrition and macros.
Naked Brownie Nutrition + Macros
The Nutrition Facts can be a little confusing because they are listed for a single serving (2 scoops). If you’re making these like traditional brownies in an 8×8 pan and then cutting them into servings, you might not be able to effectively track what you’re eating.
Here’s how we did it.
The baking mix is simple. Use 5 servings of Naked Brownie mix with 6-7 ounces of water.
A serving is 2 scoops or 53g. So essentially, you’ll need 10 scoops or 265g. We prefer to use a digital scale and just measure the mix by weight.
I added 6 ounces of water, stirred well, and baked in an 8×8 pan for 20 minutes. Once cool, I cut the pan into 9 equal portions.
Here’s where I do the math for you. Take the nutrition information on the back, multiply it by 5, and then divide it by 9. That gives you the following macros per serving.
So this is not necessarily an everyday food but a nice treat when you don’t want to make it a full cheat day.
The real question is… how do they taste?
Naked Brownie Taste + Tips
If you’re trying to stay low carb, high fiber, you’re probably used to working with alternative flours. These brownies have a similar taste to something you might make with almond or coconut flour. They have a spongier texture, as opposed to a denser texture like you might find with traditional brownies.
It’s not a brownie replacement but it’s a great substitute when you’re craving a high protein dessert without a ton of sugar.
Measure the brownie mix by weight instead of scoops.
Be sure to shake the brownie mix before scooping to ensure even distribution of the chocolate chips.
Make them a little more dessert-like by whipping up some heavy cream to add on top (adds calories but no carbs!)
We loved the Naked Brownie mix and I can’t wait to keep adding to our Naked Nutrition collection!
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