Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies


I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there has been a sweet potato craze as of late. Sweet potato chips are now slowly taking over your conventional potato chips. Being the healthier alternative, people have been purchasing sweet potatoes by the bulk and who can blame them? I personally love sweet potatoes. I love baking them as chips, roasting them in a vegetable winter dish or mashing them up as a side dish! Now I bet you haven’t heard of putting sweet potatoes in a dessert right?! This recipe is such a healthy alternative to your typical sugar infused chocolate brownie. I promise that you won’t even taste the sweet potatoes in this dessert, not that it tastes bad anyway!

TOTAL FUN TIME: 60 minutes 

Makes: 15 slices

RECIPE

Brownie

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated.
  • 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs (or egg alternative if vegan)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1 cup of cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract

Icing

  • 1/3 cup of cacao powder or carob powder
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey

METHOD

Brownies

  1. Pre-heat over to 185 degrees Celsius.
  2.  Place the sweet potato, eggs (alternative), vanilla and oil in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. In another bowl combine the powders and coconut flour and stir.
  4. Mix both mixtures together in either of the bowls.
  5. Line a baking pan with baking paper and pour the batter in.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until brownies are done. To check insert a chopstick or the other end of a spoon to the brownies, if it comes out fairly clean, it’s done!

Icing

  1. Combine the cacao powder and coconut oil in a pan over low to medium heat until melted and mixed in.
  2. Add the vanilla and honey once taken off the stove and mix well.
  3. Allow the icing mixture to cool in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  4. Spread over the cooled brownies and slice into your desired sizes.

Add some coconut whipped cream or coconut ice-cream to serve.

Happy Clean Eating! 

Let me know how you enjoy this recipe! It’s one of my fav’s and have excellent reviews.

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

SopHsu – Holistic Healthy Living 

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Raw Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Heart Chews

Chocolate

If you love chocolate just as much as I do, you’re going to love this recipe! It is so easy and quick to make (minus the refrigeration time) and so good for you too! This is the type of chocolate that nutritionists say are good for you! Full of antioxidants, these chocolates will not only be a treat but medicine for your mind body and spirit!

TOTAL FUN TIME:      15 minutes

(Not including refrigeration time)

Serves 9

RECIPE

METHOD

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Pour into heart-shapped ice moulds (or any other moulds) and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Then remove from moulds and enjoy!

You can store them in a container in the freezer for months!

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Winter calls for all things warm and hot! What better way to indulge in a hot organic home-made, melt in your heart beverage?! This is so simple to make that you’ll be wanting to triple the servings sizes to share with friends or leave more for you! 🙂

TOTAL FUN TIME: 10 Minutes

Serves  1

 

 

RECIPE

METHOD

  1. Place all ingredients together in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Stir for about 5-8 minutes until all dissolved.
  3. Pour into your favourite mug and indulge!

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Nutrition Facts

Happy Clean Drinking!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

Peanut Butter Protein Cacao Balls


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When you were young, were you one of those that ate peanut butter out of its jar? Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone, even if it was just last week! Did you enjoy it so much that it was almost like a chocolate substitute and it tasted just as good? Well this clean eating version of a chocolate/peanut butter ball has made it’s mark! With added protein (should you prefer) it is perfect as a snack pre or post work out, giving you enough energy to sustain you throughout your work out whilst feeding those muscles with some protein goodness to help you build those bad boys!

Cacao Balls

This recipe is really versatile as you can see in our picture above, the more peanut butter you choose to add the lighter in colour, and the thicker the consistency! With the addition of the organic coconut on the outer surface, if you close your eyes, and imagine a hazelnut in the centre, it can very much come close to a Ferrero Rocher! Give it a go with the added nut if you dare and let us know how it turns out.

 

TOTAL FUN TIME: 15 Minutes

Serves  8

RECIPE

METHOD

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Add a splash of the non-diary milk should it become too dry.
  3. Roll a small golf ball size mixture into a ball.
  4. Roll the ball into a bowl of the desiccated coconut and enjoy!

Cacao Protein BALLS

These are literally amaze-balls!!! If you don’t try any other recipe on our blog, be sure to give this one a go! You can’t go wrong 🙂

Happy Clean Eating!

Spreading love & happiness, Soph xox

Cacao Bliss Balls

Cacao Bliss Balls

Think of rum balls… now think of non-alcoholic healthy bliss balls… Can you taste the denseness and layers of the chocolate and coconut yet? This is a simple and quick on the go dessert, great to go with your coffee or chai to end the days stresses. Let’s begin!

RECIPE

Serves 6

METHOD

  1. Place all of the ingredients apart from the coconut into a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Roll the dough into balls (roughly around 6 balls).
  3. Roll the balls into the coconut ensuring that it is completely covered.
  4. Place the balls into the fridge to set for a minimum of 15 minutes before indulging!  Continue reading