Lisa is The Health Nut. She started her foodie review blog while in high school and now she’s kicking azz in college. I adore her for the healthy-organic-wholesome food she features. Because I don’t always stick to that (ooops). As for this Muscle Brownie, I want to chew until it’s gone. I think you will, too. Read on!
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Hi. I’m Lisa, the Health Nut! A few years ago, I decided to make the switch to only organic and all natural foods as much as possible. I did it for health reasons, and never felt better! I was so tired of people telling me how healthy foods usually don’t taste as good as the not-so-healthy foods, so I started my blog to help show others that “healthy” does NOT mean “tasteless!” I hope you visit and enjoy!!
…..so, alongside the DELICIOUS Peanut Butter Muscle Brownie from Lenny & Larry’s, they also gave me their Cookies & Cream Muscle Brownie. Same awesomeness in my opinion, with it’s all natural ingredients and 20 grams of protein for an 80 gram brownie. Protein + brownies = YES!
What am I waiting for? Let’s give this a try NOW!!
I opened the package and saw a dark-brown brownie with an almost-white icing on top. It was kind of small, but thick and dense. It smelled very sweet and had a vanilla aroma.
So, how did it taste? I only have one word to describe it… Protein-licious.
As in, HOW is there protein in this deliciousness!? The brownie itself was soft and chewy, very slightly gritty, fudgy and sweet. The icing on top really wasn’t as sweet as I thought it would be, but was pretty good. There were also little bits in the cookie, which I thought were walnuts, but they were actually soft and sweet. So, I’m assuming they are not walnuts. I believe they were either “cookie bits” or “marshmallow flavored pieces” according to the ingredients.
Overall, Cookies & Cream Muscle Brownies ROCK! As if I needed another excuse to eat a brownie, this one has lots of filling protein and great flavor, as well as natural ingredients. One thing I didn’t really like was the fact that it was a bit high in sugar (11 grams for half an 80 gram brownie), and there was corn syrup listed in the ingredients (something I try to stay away from). Also, there were TWO servings in the 80 gram brownie, which it took almost all of my willpower to only eat half at a time (it’s so good!). Although, now that I think about it, a good-sized dessert brownie can be around 300 calories, give or take, with most of the calories I’m assuming coming from fat or sugar/carbohydrates. At least if someone I eat the whole brownie, it’s 340 calories, and 20 grams of PROTEIN!!
So… 4 1/2 stars, 1.41 Oz (40 grams), 170 calories, 5 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fiber and 10 grams of protein.