Mint Chocolate Brownies

The temperatures are dropping and it may feel like holiday party after holiday party is piling up on your calendar. ‘Tis the season for sweet treats, and many find it challenging to stick to their health and fitness goals, especially as it gets darker earlier in the day. It probably doesn’t help that some of your gym buddies decide to stay home and indulge instead of work out. (We’re sure you’ll see them again come January…)

At Golden Era Nutrition, we strive to make all of our high-quality protein powders both effective and delicious, and that means there are plenty of ways you can whip up holiday-worthy desserts without sacrificing nutrition. Today, we combine two popular flavors for this time of year – mint and chocolate – and blend a little indulgence with good-for-you ingredients. With a few substitutions, like flax eggs and our Vegan Protein, this recipe can easily be made plant-based, so you can share it with any other family or friends who are watching what they eat.

Ingredients for Brownies:

  • ¼ cup Golden Era Nutrition chocolate protein powder
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients for Frosting:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup coconut butter
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Sift dry ingredients for brownies into a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together coconut oil and sugars.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix in dry ingredients until just smooth.
  • Pour batter into baking dish and place in oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven to cool.
  • Add frosting ingredients into blender and mix until creamy.
  • Spread onto cooled brownies.
  • Place in fridge to set frosting.
  • Slice and enjoy!

You don’t have to dread the holiday season with Golden Era Nutrition. We are dedicated to creating protein blends and exercise supplements that are effective, great tasting, and made with high-quality ingredients. We offer a wide range of high-protein supplements for you to choose from, including Vegan Protein, Grass-Fed Protein Isolate, and our comprehensive Gen Mass formula, which means you can find the exact blend that meets your needs. Plus, with GEN’s dedication to transparency, you can know exactly what you’re putting into your body instead of crossing your fingers on another brand with an incomprehensible ingredient label.

Not only can you enjoy delicious, non-chalky protein shakes with Golden Era Nutrition blends, but you can also explore the versatility of our high-quality protein powders with recipes like this! Explore our entire recipes collection to make the most of your Golden Era Nutrition order, and don’t forget to check out our blog to learn more about our ingredients, the benefits and effects of our formulas, and more. If you ever have any questions, you can contact the Golden Era Nutrition team. Place your order today to get started!