While we get caught up in debating fat and carbohydrates, let’s not forget about protein. What better way to enjoy your protein than with these flourless, protein rich Chambord Brownies 😋
CARBS AND FATS SEEM TO BE THE TRENDY HEALTH TOPICS THESE DAYS BUT LET'S NOT FORGET ABOUT PROTEIN.
You can certainly find sustainable and ethical sources of animal proteins like wild-caught fish 🐠 grass-finished beef 🥩 or pastured eggs 🍳 but there are a plethora of plant-based 🌱 proteins including hemp. So if steak and eggs is not your thing, maybe hemp flour is calling your name 😉
HOW MUCH PROTEIN SHOULD YOU EAT? 🤷♀️
The amount of protein you should eat is based on a lot of variable including your weight ⚖️ your height and your activity level 🏃♀️ A good aim is to consume approximately 10% of your overall calories from protein. For women that's typically 46 grams and for men, about 56 grams of protein 👩
Hemp flour won't get you high (hope I didn't burst anyones bubbles 🤣 ), you'll need to find a source with a much higher level of THC. Hemp flour does however contain a whopping 11 grams of protein in just three little tablespoons. You can try this protein rich flour in these flourless Raspberry Chambord Brownies.
Raspberry Chambord Brownies
6 Tablespoons hemp flour*
2 Tablespoons coconut flour
2 Tablespoons arrowroot starch
1/2 cup cacao powder (I used half carob and half cacao)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of pink Himalayan salt
1/3 cup shredded coconut (you can omit if you don’t like it or maybe add your favorite nut)
1 very ripe plantain
2 Tablespoons Chambord
2 Tablespoons (sub almond milk, strong brewed coffee, raspberry balsamic or more Chambord!)
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
2 Tablesoons (or more) chocolate chips (I used chunks of my favorite Absolute Dark
*If you don’t have hemp flour, sub with almond flour, tiger nut flour or ground oats (not grain free).
Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a loaf pan with coconut oil (or line with parchment paper). In a mixing bowl, sift together all of your dry ingredients. Using a blender, blend the plantain and liquid ingredients. Pour the liquid ingredients into the mixing bowl and stir together until well combined. Next add the desired amount of chocolate chips [nuts, coconut, dried fruits, more CHOCOLATE 🍫 😉 …]
Pour the brownie batter into the loaf pan and place in the oven to bake 25 min.
The brownies should probably cool before you slice into them, though I am guilty of eating the scalding hot brownies and making a mess. Your call.
If 8 brownies doesn’t cut it for you, double the recipe and use an 8×8 pan. Eight brownies hardly lasts 8 minutes in my place!
If you like these brownies, give some of these other brownies and desserts a whirl!