US-based personal trainer and nutritionist Sloane Davis has a weight management approach that she says is based upon “flexible dieting”. The Foodie World caught up with her to learn that treats can still be good for you while keeping the scales under control. Sloane has shared her recipe for a delicious protein chocolate brownie, part of a recipe ebook that will soon be released.

“My approach to weight loss is based upon flexible dieting,” Sloane says. “My clients are given macros, which are proteins, fats and carbs, which comprises total calories.  They then eat within the budget that is prescribed for their specific body.  What makes this plan so effective is that there are no foods that one has to eat and no foods that are off limits.  This makes for very sustainable, long term, successful weight loss.

“While I can have a brownie, ice cream or cookies, I have learned that those types of calorie dense foods add up very fast.  And because I like to eat in volume, I have created many healthy, low calories, low fat versions of these desserts so that I can have the entire tray if I’d like for less calories rather than just one.

“One of my favorite recipes is my protein brownie. You can add a peanut butter swirl to it, a cream cheese filling, chocolate chips or simply plain as is.  Not only do they hit the spot and cure my cravings for sweets, but keep my waistline in check too.”

Protein Chocolate Brownie


  • 4 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • ½ cup + 2 TBS cocoa powder
  • ½ cup + 2 TBS Pure Pumpkin (this is a US ingredient – you can try your own pumpkin puree)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 5 ounces % plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sweetener (Sloane uses Swerve)
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (Sloane uses Lily’s)


  • Preheat Oven to 350F (around 180 degrees C, or gas mark 4)
  • Mix dry ingredients
  • Add wet ingredients to form the batter
  • Pour into 8×8 greased (or sprayed) square pan
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until middle is set
  • Cut when cool

Serving Size 9 pieces, 83 calories, 5g carbs, 1g fat, 13g protein (using Sloane’s stated ingredients).

You can connect with Sloane Davis on Pancakes And Push Ups.

chocolate protein brownie

Nutritionist and trainer Sloane Davis

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