Fitness-friendly Doughnuts and Brownies

Feb 01, 2021 | by Alexia Hamad

AIF Master Trainer and Nutrition Coach Alexia Hamad shares two mouthwatering low calorie, high protein dessert recipes that will keep you on track to reach your training goals. Sounds impossible? Read on!

When I’m not working my main gig as a PT as Goodlife Health Clubs, I absolutely love experimenting with new, healthy recipes and sharing them with my fitness fanatic, food-loving followers. Here are two delicious desserts that treat your body as well as your tastebuds!

Biscoff doughnuts

What if I told you that you can eat Biscoff doughnuts daily and still reach your fitness goals? Check this out.


35g protein powder (I used Macro Mike apple crumble almond protein)

50g self-raising flour

75g egg whites

75g greek yoghurt

5g cinnamon

75ml water

70g greek yoghurt

25g melted Biscoff Cookie Butter (for frosting)


  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees (fan forced).
  • Mix all dry ingredients together and then add the wet ingredients.
  • Bake for 12-15 mins and let the doughnuts cool.
  • Make the frosting and evenly spread on each doughnut.

Makes 6 doughnuts

Macros for one: 96 cals = 10.3C 2.4F 8.3P⁣


Salted caramel choc brownies

Brownies to help you get buff? Sounds too good to be true, but one bite and you’ll be a believer!


400g kent pumpkin

45g Macro Mike salted caramel almond protein

50g plain flour

50g natural sweetener

40g cocoa powder

4g baking powder + 4g baking soda

145g egg whites


  • Boil and mash pumpkin.
  • Mix dry ingredients (except cocoa powder) then add 100g egg whites.
  • Split mixture and add cocoa powder and leftover egg whites for the marble effect.
  • Pour the orange mixture then dark mixture into a baking tray with baking paper or silicone tray and make a design.
  • Bake for 10-15 mins at 180 degrees (fan forced), then let it cool.

Makes 9 brownies

Macros for one: 74 cals = 8.8C | 1F| 6.7P

Want to see more from Alexia? Follow her on Instagram for more delicious recipes.

Alexia Hamad

Alexia Hamad

Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach Alexia Hamad (@lex1fit on Instagram) is an absolute whiz in the kitchen. Her forte? Low-calorie, healthy versions of your favourite snacks that will actually fill you up and taste just as good as the real thing.
Note from the author: Where Certificate III in Fitness or Cert III/cert 3 is mentioned, it refers to SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Fitness or Cert IV/cert 4 is mentioned, it refers to SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.


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