Two Sinful Chocolate Recipes . . . Without the Sin!

Chocolate is undoubtedly delicious like no other food! Every mouth full injects waves of intense flavour throughout your body, but it also fills your body with sugar. Talk about a dilemma, you can’t live without the taste but you can’t live with the sugar content as an avid athlete. What do you do? Well, as a sucker for sinful pleasure myself I also enjoy chocolate, a bit too much in fact. Therefore I am often forced to learn about recipes which will satisfy my desire for the ultimate betrayal, whilst keeping my body ‘Speedo friendly’ at the same time! From trail and error, below you will my top 2 chocolate based snacks!

Brownies 

Who doesn’t like brownies? This single food is probably the most agonising of them all for me to turn down when I am dieting! Why? Maybe the irresistible scent which leaks from the oven when they are being baked hypnotises me!!! So I HAD to find a way I could enjoy brownies guilt free because they are just too damn good to not have in my life! I’m sure a lot of you can relate to this! Below is a recipe I have used to satisfy my cravings time and time again.

To make 16 brownies -

2 scoops of chocolate protein

¼ cup whole wheat flour

¾ cup of LOW sugar coco powder

1 cup of baking Splenda

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 whole eggs & 4 egg whites

200ml canola oil

100g flaked almonds

To prepare and cook these brownies –

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Spray an 8X8 baking tray with extra virgin olive oil 1 cal spray

Using a mixing bowl add – flour, coco powder and the protein powder and keep in separate mixing bowl

Mix canola oil with baking Splenda thoroughly with an electric mixer

Add the vanilla extract

Add the 2 eggs and 4 egg whites and mix them in thoroughly

Add the flour, coco powder and protein powder and then mix by hand thoroughly

Pour the batter into the baking tray and leave cook for 45 minutes

This recipe has to be the best I have used and believe me, I have tried them all! Sure there are calories in the form of fats and carbohydrates in these brownies; however the majority are healthy mono-unsaturated fats and low G.I carbohydrates. Depending on your goals, these brownies can make a great mid day snack!

Chocolate flapjacks

As an athlete I love oats which is lucky considering they are an essential staple in most athletes’ diets! However, sometimes chocolate protein powder mixed with my oats like porridge doesn’t beat my cravings away. Therefore I searched high and low for a guilt free chocolate flapjack recipe!

2 scoops of chocolate protein powder

1/2 cup of LOW sugar coco powder

60g of oats

2 tablespoons of crunchy LOW sugar peanut butter

2 tablespoons of baking Splenda

To prepare and cook these flapjacks –

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Cover baking tray with stick resistant baking paper and coat with 1 cal spray

Add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl

Add approximately ½ glass of water to create a smooth consistent mixture

Add mixture to baking tray

Leave bake for approximately 10-15 minutes

These flapjacks actually offer a completely balanced snack, with the correct ratios of protein, healthy fats and low G.I carbohydrates! What’s more, they taste unbelievable making them a fantastic convenient, tasty and nutritious snack for the day!

There are my favourite chocolate quenching snacks which don’t interrupt my progress as an athlete in and out of the gym! To make progress you have to remain disciplined, but you also have to enjoy yourself and these recipes allow you to do both at the same time!

So which protein should you use?

Gaspari Myofusion is my personal choice because it tastes GREAT and it provides a blend of proteins which will be released into my muscles over a period of a few hours. To get your Myofusion delivered for FREE and at the best price please follow the link provided below!

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About the Author

As an individual I strive to always better myself and my knowledge and to help others who are starting out like I was 5 years ago! Above all else, it is an absolutely huge honour to be the online editor of MonsterSupplements.com!
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