Who doesn’t enjoy brownies? To me, brownies are the perfect compliment to a movie marathon or a ladies’ spa night. A few weeks back I was invited to go to a spa night one of my girlfriends was hosting, and was asked to bring something. I had been dying to have brownies again, so I selfishly decided that was what I was going to do. These brownies were such a hit and I was asked to share the recipe several times!
If you’re having an event or attend a dinner party, bring these healthy treats with you! They’ll be a crowd pleaser 🙂 The chocolate-y goodness of these brownies totally mask the secret healthy ingredient, that no one will be expecting!
I know I was completely surprised, when I read this recipe, and was like “There’s no way there are almost 2 cups of spinach in this!”. How would that work? But I am here to tell you, it does!
If you’re having troubles getting your greens in, but also want to treat yourself, this is the perfect recipe for you! I know many moms have a tough time getting their kids to eat leafy greens or any sort of vegetable, and I can guarantee they won’t be able to taste it here. 🙂
Questions for you:
- What’s your favorite treat to have at a ladies night?
- What movies are you currently watching?
- How’s your summer going?
Healthy Secret-Ingredient Brownies
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 2/3 cups honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups spinach
- 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup flax meal
- 1/3 cup chocolate Shaklee protein or plain life shake
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/3 cup -1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
Blend coconut oil, honey, eggs, vanilla extract and spinach until smooth. Transfer into a bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients.
Pour batter into a lightly greased dish. (We used 9 x 9 baking pan)
Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Enjoy!