With all the talk of dieting and fat loss lately I don’t want anyone to get the idea that dieting has to be hard, in fact it’s quite the opposite. I’m currently loving my prep. My energy is great, my lifts are phenomenal and I get to see my body change every week. While I still stay consistent with my meal plan, I truly enjoy my food. I get nut butter, toast, banana, lean protein, veggies and sweet potato mostly, and while that doesn’t exactly sound like a pizza and ice cream (cause it’s not…) it doesn’t mean you can’t get creative. I have a killer sweet tooth and I like to stay away from artificial sweeteners for health reasons, so today I thought I’d share one of my favourite prep approved healthy Brownie recipes that are always a hit at the gym, and a great dairy free, gluten free, low cal alternative when you just need something that tastes good.
2 baked sweet potatoes
2tbs coconut oil
1/4 cup cocoa
1 egg or equivalent in egg whites (whole egg binds better)
Tbs baking soda
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or any fun add in of choice. Chocolate is slightly less prep approved…
Bake mash potato till it starts to ooze golden deliciousness, allow to cool slightly and bash.
Add egg and coconut oil to soften into a smooth texture. Mix in dry ingredients. Of adding chocolate chips allow to cool first or they’ll melt and you’ll just end up with extra chocolatey “brownies”.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, I tend to check frequently and insert a tooth pic to see if the inside is still too mushy.
I have a tendency to play around with recipes. These “brownies” do come out prettying foot, you can add some coconut floor or almond meal of you want a more solid texture. I just keep mine simple since I can basically use it as a sweet potato substitute without crashing my diet. I can promise I’ve never had a single complain and frequently get requests for this recipes from moms of picky eaters, those who don’t do gluten or dairy, And friends of the paleo inclination.