BY: Lively Staff

June 2, 2017

How to Make Flourless Brownies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these flourless brownies!

Chocolate cravings begone with these guilt free chocolate flourless brownies!  Made with Vital Proteins Cocoa Collagen Whey, these brownies are packed with vitamins and nutrients, as well as probiotics, ensuring that these brownies not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but they do your body good, too.

Let’s back up a minute – what exactly are probiotics?  Probiotics are good, or beneficial bacteria that can be consumed through food or supplements and help to balance the ecosystem of the gut. When the gut is healthy, so is our ability to fight off colds and infections, maintain a more optimal weight and improve digestion (1).  Some studies have shown that probiotics benefit overall immunity through a process of balancing B and T lymphocytes and antibodies within the body (2).  B and T lymphocytes work together to eradicate invasive bacteria that could harm the body–B lymphocytes produce antibodies that attack harmful bacteria, toxins, and viruses, while T lymphocytes produce cells that destroy those which have become invaded by viruses or have become cancerous (3).  Flourless brownies that support your immune system?  Yes, please!

Whip up a batch of these deliciously fudgy flourless brownies for the office break room, a party, or your kid’s lunchbox; or keep them for yourself!  We won’t tell.

 

Chocolate Flourless Brownies
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Ingredients
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 cup coconut sugar
  3. 2 tsp vanilla
  4. .5 tsp sea salt
  5. 1/2 c butter
  6. 10 oz dark chocolate chips
  7. 2 scoops cocoa collagen whey
  8. 3 tbsp cacao powder
Instructions
  1. 1. Mix together eggs, coconut sugar, vanilla, and sea salt until smooth and set aside.
  2. 2. In a double boiler, melt butter and add dark chocolate chips; stir until melted together.
  3. 3. Take chocolate mixture off double boiler and slowly add to the batter you've set aside.
  4. 4. Once blended, add Vital Proteins Cocoa Collagen Whey and cacao powder.
  5. 5. Bake for 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes.
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Sources:

(1) Chapman, C. M. C., G. R. Gibson, and I. Rowland. “Health benefits of probiotics: are mixtures more effective than single strains?” European Journal of Nutrition 50.1 (2011): 1-17. Web.

(2) Macfarlane, G. T., and J. H. Cummings. “Probiotics and prebiotics: can regulating the activities of intestinal bacteria benefit health?” Bmj 318.7189 (1999): 999-1003. Web.

(3) “Lymphocytes – National Library of Medicine – PubMed Health.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2017.

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