Yesterday, I went to the gym and trained very heavy, then went to our Kettlebell class last night, so I’m resting today. I will have a new workout up tomorrow.
Lately I have mentioned my love of chocolate. So, as a treat, I thought I would post a recipe for yummy brownies. These brownies are not exactly healthy, but can be eaten in moderation to supplement a healthy lifestyle without undoing all your hard work. I have made one adjustment to the recipe and have replaced the butter with coconut oil. Although, this does nothing to improve the calorie content, so beware of your portion size 😉 It’s all too easy to get carried away.
I also left out the glaze for the top of the brownies and just garnished with coconut.
The ingredients are:
- 50g Plain Chocolate
- 40g Coconut Oil (or butter)
- 75g Dark Brown Soft Sugar
- 75g Self-Raising Flour (I made my own)
- 2 Small Eggs (beaten)
- 15g Cocoa Powder
- 25g Chopped Nuts (I used walnuts and pecans)
- Some desiccated coconut for sprinkling (optional)
Break chocolate up and melt with coconut oil in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water.
Stir in sugar and gradually beat in eggs
Sift flour and cocoa together and then fold into chocolate mixture.
Now add the nuts.
Spoon into prepared tin.
- Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 minutes
- Allow to cool in the tin before turning out.
- Cut into equal pieces (I got 8 ) and, if you wish, sprinkle coconut over the top (if it will stick).
Relax and enjoy.
I usually try to have just one, but sometimes I just can’t help going back for more. This is not ideal and I wish I had more will-power, but my weakness is chocolate … who am I kidding here, my weakness is food in general :/ But I am trying like mad to reset my sense of hunger. For those of you who, like me, struggle to say no to that inner voice, try and keep busy! If you’re out and about or focusing on something else, it totally works 🙂
Anyway, I hope you will enjoy this recipe and please share them with your family and friends (so you don’t eat them all yourself). And I will see you tomorrow with a new workout.