Well hello lovelies! Hope you're all well, I have a slightly different post today i.e. it's not a beauty post! Today's post is all about a tasty little treat which is absolutely guilt free. Over the past few weeks, i've been eating as 'clean' as I can, I've always been relatively healthy but to step it up a notch, I completely removed anything 'sweet' from my diet. Basically no biscuits, chocolate bars, sweets, that kinda thing! I know it sounds extreme, but like I said i've never been a huge binge eater on these things anyway so for me, cutting them out was easier than it may sound. Cutting out bread, pasta and cheese are a whole other story! So, that said, having a chocolate brownie after my lunch seemed like a danger zone, but once I spotted this recipe on the Lean Machines Youtube channel, I had to recreate these guilt free treats for a post-lunch pick me up.
Don't they look cute! These are sweet potato based brownies with a Greek yoghurt based icing and sprinkled with raw cacao flakes and chia seeds. Sounds super high-maintenance, I know, but it was well worth the raid of my cupboards. Keep reading for the super simple recipe!
Ingredients for the brownie:
1 x sweet potato
1 x ripe avocado
2 x eggs
1/4 of honey
1 x table spoon of vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup of spelt flour
1/2 cup of spelt flour
1/2 cup of cacao powder
1 x table spoon of baking soda
Step One: Microwave the sweet potato until soft
Step Two: Scoop avocado, soft sweet potato, crack both eggs, honey, vanilla and pinch of salt into a blender and blend until smooth.
Step Three: In a separate bowl add the spelt flour, cacao powder and baking soda and whisk until blended.
Step Four: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix into a smooth paste.
Step Five: Pour the mix into a baking tray lined with grease proof paper and bake for 25 minutes on 170 degrees.
Step Six: Keep an eye on the brownie towards the end. Once baked remove from the tray and leave on a cooling rack until cooled.
Ingredients for icing:
1/2 cup of Greek yoghurt
1/4 cup of nut butter (almond, peanut..)
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of cacao powder
3 scoops of whey protein powder
Step One: Add all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
Step Two: Once the brownie is completely cooled, spread the icing on top.
Step Three: If you wish, sprinkle on top any chocolate flakes or seeds you desire!
See, I told you it was easy! They're always completely adaptable to your tastes. You can add nuts to the mix or like I did, add frozen raspberries, yum! Let me know if you gave these a go or if you have any other super simple healthy recipes, i've now got the baking bug!