Finding healthy recipes is not easy but the satisfaction of finding one that is actually delicious is enormous. This article presents an amazing healthy recipe which uses five ingredients, all of which are extremely healthy and beneficial. To put it shortly, this recipe is moist, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and mouth-watering! But first, let us go over the benefits of sweet potato!
1. Abundant in Nutrients
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C as well as vitamin B6, B1, B2, and B3. They are abundant in minerals as well, including copper, potassium, fiber, manganese, and phosphorus, all of which keep the blood, digestion, and the entire body healthy.
2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Anthocyanin, the water-soluble pigment which makes potato orange, is full of anti-inflammatory properties. These anti-inflammatory benefits are found in the brain and nerve tissue throughout the body.
3. Naturally Sweet and Improves the Regulation of Blood Sugar
To the contrary of the popular belief that sweetness of sweet potato is bad for your pancreas, it is actually beneficial for improving blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, despite the seemingly high GI.
It is worth mentioning that maple syrup, one of the main ingredients in this recipe, contains 54 antioxidants which help prevent diseases caused by free radicals, such as diabetes and cancer.
SWEET POTATO BROWNIES
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- ½ cup smooth nut butter of your choice (we recommend almond or cashew butter)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- Handful of carob chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a small cake pan
- Melt nut butter with maple syrup on the stove
- Mix the melted nut butter and maple syrup with the mashed sweet potato and cocoa powder in a large bowl
- Fold in the chocolate chips
- Transfer the mixture into the greased pan and bake for about twenty minutes
- Remove from the oven and let the mixture cool completely before slicing and refrigerating.
- These brownies taste better when served cooled.
NOTE: These brownies are the best when cooled completely, so store in fridge or freezer.