I often find myself baking unhealthy treats, but instead of quitting the kitchen for good, I’ve been looking for healthier alternative recipes. It’s not always easy to find these healthy recipes, but whenever I find one that’s actually delicious, I need to talk about it! It’s moist, vegan, gluten-free, and delicious! It uses natural sweeteners that are way better for you than artificial ones.
Naturally sweet AND improves regulation of blood sugar
- If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, the sweetness of sweet potato may fool you into believing it’s bad for your pancreas; however, sweet potatoes improve blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, regardless of their seemingly high Glycemic Index (GI)
- Anthocyanin (what makes a sweet potato orange) is full of anti-inflammatory health benefits. These benefits are found in brain and nerve tissue throughout the body
Vitamins and Minerals
- Sweet potatoes are FULL of vitamins A and C (which makes them great for your immune system). They also have vitamin B6, B1, B2, and B3
- Sweet potatoes are also full of manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber; all of which work together to keep your blood, digestion, and whole body healthy.
Sweet Potato Brownies
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- ½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- Handful of carob chips (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a small cake/loaf pan
- On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup
- In a large bowl add the mashed sweet potato, melted nut butter and maple syrup, and cocoa powder and mix well
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Pour mixture into greased pan and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing and refrigerating
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