Brownies For Athletes

3rd August 2018

For chocolate lovers, this is an essential dessert, but as with almost all desserts, it is unhealthy. Here we offer you an alternative, so that you can enjoy brownies for athletes.

The brownie for athletes is ideal for breakfast or at snack time, accompanied by coffee, tea or milk; after exercise, it is an excellent way to help replenish the body.

 

Dessert by accident

The brownie is a cake that is born from its main components: chocolate and coffee. Highly rich in proteins, it is crunchy, delicate and juicy. The brownie was created by accident, by an American cook who forgot to add yeast and currently, it is a world-famous dessert.

Brownies for athletes can be a healthy dessert, thanks to the nutrients of chocolate and its derivatives. Chocolate contains vitamins A and B, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, copper and potassium. It is usually prepared with nuts such as, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios and others, and may have different flavors, such as coffee.

Due to its compact consistency, the brownie for athletes can be transported in a practical and safe way in a backpack or a sports bag. In this way, it can be consumed at any time of the day. The brownie recipes are varied and very easy to prepare.

 

Oatmeal and chocolate brownie

Ingredients:

  • 180 grams of flour
  • 20 grams of yeast
  • 60 grams of olive oil
  • 50 grams of pine nuts
  • 50 grams of almonds
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

  1. Beat the eggs with the olive oil in a bowl.
  2. Cut the bananas into slices, mash them and add them to the mixture.
  3. Add the flour and the yeast.
  4. Sift the mixture.
  5. Grind the almonds with a food processor.
  6. Add the pine nuts to the mixture and beat.
  7. Pour into a nonstick container and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Remove and let it cool.

 

Chocolate and cocoa brownie

Ingredients:

  • 8 egg whites
  • 60 grams of chocolate
  • 75 grams of oatmeal
  • 10 grams of grated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons of dulce de leche
  • 1 tablespoon of natural sweetener
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A trickle of syrup
  • 25 grams of chopped hazelnuts

 

Directions:

  1. Mix the egg whites in a bowl.
  2. Mix the pieces of chocolate, oatmeal and grated coconut.
  3. Incorporate the cocoa, dulce de leche and the natural sweetener.
  4. Add vanilla extract with the flavor of syrup that you prefer, and the chopped hazelnuts.
  5. Place the mixture in a non-stick container.
  6. Bake for 18 or 20 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Brownie with chocolate and almonds

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 200 grams of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • One cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup of skim milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

 

Directions:

  1. Mix butter, skim milk and eggs in a container, until a consistent mixture is formed.
  2. In another bowl stir the almond flour, cocoa powder, sugar and baking powder until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. In the milk mixture, slowly add a little of the dry mixture, until it mixes well with no lumps.
  4. Pour the mixture into a baking dish, that is covered with silicone paper or greased with butter.
  5. Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
  6. You can swap the cocoa for melted chocolate to thicken the mixture.
  7. The mixture may be made crunchier if almonds are added.
  8. It is possible to modify the flavor, replacing the almond flour with coconut flour or oatmeal.

Homemade Brownie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 50 grams of oatmeal double chocolate flavor or brownie flavor
  • 2 spoons (60 grams) of chocolate flavor protein
  • 2 tablespoons of dulce de leche
  • 1 tablespoon whole oat flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of fat-free cocoa
  • 15 egg whites
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 handful of raisins (optional)
  • Sweetener to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, except the banana.
  2. Beat with a hand mixer and a fork or an electric mixer.
  3. Add the banana, previously mashed with a fork.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a square baking pan with butter.
  5. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 25 minutes. Check that it is cooked by inserting a toothpick into the middle. Once it is cooked through, remove from the oven.
  6. Remove and let it cool before cutting into bars.

These recipes are ideal nutritional supplements for athletes, which will provide them with the energy they need in their activities.