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Red Velvet Protein Brownies

Serves 6 60 minute prep time

By Morgan Shupe on August 22, 2013

Red Velvet Protein Brownies

Sometimes after a long day, a sweet treat really hits the spot. Instead of indulging in a nutrient-lacking snack, give these easy to make protein brownies a try.  Beets and pumpkin form the base of this recipe and Vega Sport Performance Protein adds a protein boost, making these brownies significantly less guilt-inducing.


  • 4 small beets (about 250g), cooked and peeled
  • 1 can (240g) pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp of coconut flour
  • 3 scoops (87g) Chocolate Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar


  • Preheat oven to 320° F. Line a 13 inch x 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper.

  • Chop beets. Purée beets with pumpkin and vanilla in a food processor.

  • Add in coconut flour, Vega Performance Protein, cocoa powder and coconut sugar. Mix until well combined.

  • Pour brownie mixture into pan and spread evenly.

  • Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.
Morgan Shupe

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