Give me a Beet!- Healthy Red Velvet Brownies with Protein Frosting

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hopefully you caught on to my hint in the title. If not no worries just take one look at these beautifully colored brownies and take a guess? No there was not any food coloring in these.... give up?

They have red beets in them! Yup! Beets, as in the root vegetable. As in I have lost my mind. 
Just kidding :) 

So why are beets aMAEzing?! 
They contain Immune boosting Vitamin C, Fiber, and essential minerals like Potassium ( important for nerve and muscle function), Manganese ( great for your bones, liver, kidneys and pancreas). They contian cancer fighting properties. They can also boost stamina, fight inflammation, and help your body detox! So after a night out with girls get yourself some beets! ok enough with the facts, lets get to the recipe! 

I have seen this concept a few times and thought I needed to give it a try. I just happen to have some Red Velvet Protein from Cellucor and thought I might as well go for it. I have two recipes for you to try. The first is with a lot of specific flavors like the cellucor protein. The second is simpler, with ingredients you probably have. 

Serves 16


  • 8oz Red Beet ( peeled )
  • 2 TB Coconut Flour
  • 20g Cookies and Cream My Oatmeal ( ground )
  • 6 oz Almond Milk
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 oz Greek Yogurt 
  • 1 scoop Red Velvet Cellucor Protein
  • 1/2 scoop Smores Cellucor Protein
  • 1 TB Dark Cocoa Powder 
  • 1 TB Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 21g Lillys Chocolate Chips 
  • 1 TB Sugar Free Toasted Marshmallow Coffee Creamer ( optional ) 
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract 

Place all of your ingredients in a food processor and puree! Thats it! 

Preheat your over to 350F and spray a non-stick pan with coconut oil spray. Bake for about 30-35 minutes. Let cool. ( I placed mine in the refrigerator ) 

Macros for this recipe. Per square

Cal 57.5 Fat 1.72 Carb 4.9 Sug 1.5 Prot 3.89

For the frosting I just whipped up some Cottage Cheese, Corfetti Cellucor Protein , Vanilla, Stevia and Coconut Oil ! Thats it! 

Simple Recipe :) 
Serves 15


  • 1/2 Cup Red Beet
  • 21/4 Oat Flour ( you can just grind up oats )
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice ( more if needed )
  • 1/4 cup melted Coconut oil or Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup back beans ( or garbanzo )
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup ( or agave )
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • pinch of salt 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat your oven to 375F 

Blend all of your ingredients minus the chocolate chips. Once completely pureed stir in the chocolate chips. In a parchment lined brownie pan, about 13x9 pour in your batter and with spatula smooth the top. Add more chocolate chips of you like :) Bake for 22-25 minutes. If need be, add a few minutes if it is not fully cooked. Once done, Let it cool. 

Macros per Slice 

Cal 115 Fat 4.6 Carb 16.8 Sugar 6.1 Protein 2.1

Weight Watchers Points 3 


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