You don’t have to deprive yourself when eating healthy


healthy brownies

Eating healthy does not mean you have to feel deprived when it comes to sweets.  I often make healthier versions of sweets for my family and “disguise” the “good stuff.”  I made these Fudgy Avocado Brownies this weekend and they fooled everyone! My 8 year old was eating the batter right out of the bowl before I could get them in the oven and the rest of the family loved them. These brownies were fudgy and also gluten free for my husband. I will definitely be making these more often! Give them a try!

Fudgy Avocado Brownies
Total time: 51 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 36 minutes
Yield: 16 servings, 1 brownie each
Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
1 ripe avocado, mashed
1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. Sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
1/4 cup gluten-free flour
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line an 8×8 baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly coat with spray and set aside.
3. Combine avocado, oil, egg, maple syrup, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
4. Combine cocoa powder, salt, and flour in a medium bowl and mix well.
5. Add cocoa powder mixture to avocado mixture; mix well.
6. Add chocolate chips; mix until blended.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to make even.
8. Bake for 33 to 36 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
9. Cool for 1 hour before removing from pan. Cut into 26 squares.
Nutrition information:
1/2 yellow with 21 Day Fix
Calories 116
Total fat 7 g
Saturated fat 4 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 77 mg
Total carbohydrate 13 g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 2g
Recipe courtesy of Team Beachbody

For more healthy recipes check out Healthy Recipes or email me at debgressfitness@hotmail.com