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Healthy Protein Brownies

Serves 12 40 minute prep time

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Healthy Protein Brownies

This is the ultimate fudgy healthy protein brownie recipe, and you don’t even have to tell your friends it’s made without gluten, and with zucchini and Vega One® Organic All-in-One Shake (what’s up 20 grams premium plant-based protein, veggies and greens, and 50%DV of 12 vitamins and minerals??). We certainly won’t!


  • 3 Tbsp ground flaxeeds
  • 6 pitted dates, chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup shredded zucchini
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 serving chocolate Vega One® Organic All-in-One Shake
  • ½ cup Dutch dark cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup quinoa flour


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

  • Combine ground flax, chopped dates and water in a small bowl and let sit for 1/2 hour.

  • In a food processor, shred zucchini until fine.

  • Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until just combined.

  • Grease a 9×9 pan with coconut oil and pour in batter.

  • Bake for 20 minutes for moist fudgy brownies, or 25-30 minutes for more cake-like brownies.

  • Let cool 15 minutes before cutting into squares.


Tara Doyle

Vega Art Director Tara Doyle is Certified in Plant-Based Cooking and loves experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen, and nourishing her family and friends. A busy mom, Tara is passionate about teaching kids of all ages about healthy eating, and growing and cooking their own food. When not cooking, working, or hanging out with her son, she can be found completing a WOD at CrossFit, shredding powder on her skis, or playing a game of beach volleyball with friends.
Tara Doyle

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