When you wish to lose weight, so many things are always involved like exercising daily or at least frequently and giving up a lot of things you love like food, treats, drinks etc. Most of these sacrifices often pay when you follow the rules correctly. You can still have your treats as much as you want but they just have to be healthy. Sweet potato brownies are an example of a healthy type of treat not only for those who are trying to lose weight, but also for everyone.
Sweet potatoes have a lot of health benefits. They are high in vitamin B6 which helps to reduce the chemical homo-cysteine in our bodies. They also help in building healthy bones because of their vitamin D richness, and also help to maintain a healthy immune system because they contain iron which plays a great role in the production of the red and white blood cells in the body.
Proper rest is essential for weight loss and fitness, and if you are having some difficulties getting restful sleep, sweet potatoes are a good source of magnesium, which aids in the reduction of stress, and promotes relaxation.
Sweet potato brownies are just the right, healthy and delicious treat for you, and here’s how to make them:
2 cups of baked sweet potatoes (with the skin already removed)
1/4 cup of agave
4 table spoons of cocoa powder
1/4 table spoon of vanilla
1/4 table spoon of pumpkin pie spice
3 tablespoon of coconut flour
pinch sea salt
1/4 table spoon of baking powder 2 table spoon of cinnamon
3 eggs chocolate chunks
1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
2 tablespoon of cinnamon
1/2 table spoon of fresh ground ginger
To start, you will be needing a blender. For your first round of blending, put the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, agave and potatoes together and blend until smooth. For the second round of blending, add coconut flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, pumpkin pie spice and cocoa to the first blended mixture, and blend again.
Then, add the chocolate and pour your mixture into a 20 x 20 cm dish, and heat the oven to 220 degrees. Bake for 35 minutes, by which time it should be ready, allow it to stay for 30 minutes, and then you can serve.
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