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CRUSH IT! Café: Strawberry Cheesecke Brownies

CRUSH IT! Café: Strawberry Cheesecke Brownies

These heart-shaped brownies will impress your swolemate and won’t derail your diet. 11g of protein in one brownie using our own brownie batter post workout protein powder and pureed black beans. Top with your favorite pie filling for a tastey dessert.


  • ½ cup (130g) Black Beans, pureed
  • 2 T. unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup (56g) vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 whole egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 T. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 T. (10g) cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop (34g) Core Nutritionals PWO Chocolate Brownie Batter
  • 1/3 cup (23g) Paleo Flour


  • 2 oz (56g) light cream cheese
  • ½ scoop (14g) Core Nutritionals ISO Vanilla Cake
  • 1 T. almond milk
  • 150g strawberry pie filling


Measure out 130g of black beans and 2T. of milk then use food processor to blend smooth. (You can use a blender, but texture will be smoother with a food processor.) Add sugar, greek yogurt, egg and vanilla then mix well. Add remaining ingredients: cocoa powder, baking soda & powder,salt, paleo flour and protein powder. Stir to combine. Grease heart shaped baking pan and spread batter evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly then remove from pan. While cooling prepare frosting. Microwave cream cheese for 10 seconds and stir until smooth. Add protein powder and milk, mixing until smooth. Evenly divide cream cheese topping over brownies and top with 25g of strawberry filling. Store brownies in refrigerator.


You can use a regular 9x9 brownie pan and use a cookie cutter to make heart shaped cutouts if a heart shaped pan is not available. Subsituting cherry pie filling for strawberry filling will also work, but will change the macros.


  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Servings:6
  • 172 calories
  • 4g Fat
  • 23g Carbohydrate
  • 11g Protein

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