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Recipe of the Week: Bananas & Beets Brownie

Recipe of the Week: Bananas & Beets Brownie

There are countless ways to make brownies a little lighter. An easy one is swapping the oil or butter for Greek yogurt or applesauce. Or replacing half the flour with chocolate protein powder. It’s even becoming popular to use black beans or chickpeas instead of flour.

But bananas and beets, like this recipe from The Ultimate Paleo Desserts suggests? That’s a nutritious combination for a fudgy brownie you’ll have to taste to believe.

the ultimate paleo desserts

Serves 9


2 red beets, cooked

2 eggs

1/2 cup Legion WHEY+ chocolate protein powder

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 bananas

1/3 cup almonds

1 tsp. baking powder


1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Prepare a square baking pan by lightly greasing it with coconut oil.

2. In a blender, process the beets, eggs, WHEY+, cocoa powder, bananas, almonds, and baking powder. Yep, just throw everything in there, and combine until smooth.

3. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared dish, and bake for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 95

Protein: 7 grams

Carbs: 12 grams

Fat: 4 grams

What You Get to Eat


Picture courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds

What did you think of this brownie recipe? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Paul

    Hi Mike, I made these today…unusual texture and very tasty! Cooking the beetroot took best part of an hour…but worth it…was part of my refeed day…really enjoying all your materials and books…having a huge impact on mental health too as well as the physical health. Cheers, Paul from Ireland

    • Michael Matthews

      Awesome! Glad you liked it. Thanks a lot man. I’m really glad to hear it.

  • Stewart

    I really want to make this but I’m allergic to almonds (in fact all nuts!) except sunflower, pumkin & sesame seeds which I’m fine with. What’s the best alternative?

    • Stewart

      Mike, Just a thought but can I replace the almonds with the same amount dessicated coconut? And, can I make a large batch so I can freeze them? 🙂

      • Michael Matthews

        Good question! I’m not totally sure but check this out website out:


        It’s my go-to for these types of questions. 🙂

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