My healthy brownie recipe

On the second episode of Barbell at Cocktail Hour Productions I chatted with Nikki Smalls of Flicks and Swizzles Sticks about two really informative and inspiring documentaries about healthy eating.  They were “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and “Forks Over Knives.”  For more about these two documentaries, please check our show at  In the meantime, here’s my healthy brownie recipe that I mentioned during the show.

  1. Sift the following dry ingredients together.
  • 2 cups of buckwheat flour
  • 2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ to ½ cup of powdered stevia extract depending on your tastes. To find out, do a taste test of the batter to check its sweetness. (You can find stevia at many grocery stores.  I get mine from Trader Joes.)
  1. After you’ve sifted the dry ingredients, add the following to them.
  • 2 cups of papaya puree (I typically use the Caribbean papaya.  It’s larger than the Hawaiin papaya and easier to find in the grocery store.  If you can’t find papaya, try mango, applesauce or some other soft fruit that you can puree.)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  1. Mix the batter together and lightly spray a 9X9 baking dish.  Add the batter to the dish and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes.

After baking, cut the brownies such that you end up with 16 brownies.  Using, I calculated the total amount in calories of all the ingredients in the recipe to be 1,367.33 calories.  So, if you divide that amount by 16, the total amount of calories in one of my brownies is only approximately 85 calories.

Have a great day and eat healthy, keep moving, manage stress and “own it.”  Cheers.




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