I was never a huge eater of sweet things. Chocolate and cakes were never my go to indulgence. Give me a packet of crisps any day and I would devour them in 10 minutes. However once I fell pregnant that changed drastically. I don’t know what it is about being pregnant, but the general consensus I have from other fellow mums is that you become a major sugar junkie after you deliver your little bundle.
My once non sugar self, is now addicted to anything sweet. It amazes me the lengths I am willing to go to to be able to get my sugar fix. My usual lazy self would be willing to run a marathon if it meant I could shovel a whole chocolate fudge cake down my face. Don’t forget the cup of tea to go with it.
So what am I to do? I am a firm believer in keeping young and healthy through food, and there is growing evidence that sugar is the reason for most of our western health problems. More and more studies confirm that most diseases including cancer are a result of years of eating chemical laden foods packed with refined sugar that have little to no nutrients in them.
Even wrinkles and grey hairs are starting to be linked to poor nutrition and poor digestion! Yikes, I am doomed! So I have decided to take control nd try to wean myself of the sugar. But how? By supplementing with healthier sweet options!
This recipe is by far my favourite from one of my fav health gurus Deliciouslyella.com, These brownies are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and the bonus is that they are packed full of nutrients!
SWEET POTATO BROWNIES
First you need
- 2 Sweet Potatoes
- 2/3 Cup of ground almonds
- ½ Cup of gluten free flour
- 14 Pitted dates
- 3 Tablespoons of Pure maple syrup
- 4 Tablespoons of cocoa. For added nutritional value use raw cacao powder
Steam the potatoes until they are soft and then blend or mix with the dates until you get a paste consistency. In another bowl add all the remaining ingredients together and then add the sweet potato mixture. Mix well and spread out onto a lined baking tin
Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean on 180 degrees. Once finished allow to cool and dig in!