If you ever needed a reason to work out, this pre-workout snack is it! These brownies are light, fluffy and sweet. With the perfect combination of carbohydrates, fat and protein, as well as a little kick of energy from the cacao, this snack is not only great for your workout but will also help assist you in a quick recovery.
2 medium sweet potatoes
2/3 cup (53g) raw cacao powder
1/2 cup (170g) raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 cup (130g) almond butter
1/2 cup (56g) almond flour
1/4 cup (55g) plus 2 tablespoons (for greasing), butter, softened
1/4 cup (48g) coconut palm sugar
2 teaspoons (10ml) vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Bake the sweet potatoes until soft, about 1 hour. When cool enough to handle, peel and mash.
Reduce the heat to 180°C and grease a 23 x 33 cm baking dish.
Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend well. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes. They are done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Once they have cooled for a few minutes, cut into squares and refrigerate. They can be stored in the freezer as well.
Yield: about 24 brownies.
Source: Super Paleo Snacks, Landria Voigt