Hellllll.. I’m going to get straight too it and say these are the best thing I have ever created in the kitchen! I mean Jesus Christ. These are fucking fantastic. I cannot wait to share the recipe with you!! Look at the name.. I couldn’t even work out what to call these things because no words can describe their greatness..
Okay sorry.. Blowing my own trumpet slightly here
Melbourne’s weather has been absolutely shocking this week. Why did no one warn me how bipolar the weather is here! Literally I walk to work in a fricking thunder storm. Two hours later I leave work to a stint of gorgeous sun. By the time I have walked home its blowing a hooly again and pissing it down with rain. Not Cool!
On the plus side, my ‘bulk’ is going absolutely fabulously. I have gained 1cm around my hips… 1 CENTER METER. Sounds like a pathetic gain but this is such an achievement for me as my glutes refuse to grow.. EVER. Only down side is my obliques have ballooned from the amount of heavy squats and dead lifts I’m doing, so I no longer have a waist. Just can’t win. Body sculpting is the most frustrating thing sometimes!!
The great thing about these brownies are that they provide you with protein, carbs and healthy fats making them the perfect post workout snack!
Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Potato Protein Brownies
- 350g peeled sweet potato
- 1 egg (or 2 egg whites)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 100g natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 100g honey
- 50g low fat greek yogurt
- 20g wholemeal flour (use coconut flour for gluten free)
- 50g oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein (I used Optimum Nutrition)
- 75g dark chocolate chips
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees. Chop up sweet potato and steam, boil or microwave untill soft. When cooked, add to mixing bowl along with all other ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, then blend/whisk ingredients together. If the mix is too thick add a splash of almond milk. Pour the mixture into a greased or lined baking tin. Add the chocolate chips and slowly stir in. Because the mixture is warm from the sweet potato, the chocolate will begin to melt slightly giving that ripple look through the brownies. If you want your chocolate chips to stay whole then wait for the mixture to cool before adding the chocolate chips. Place baking tin into the oven for 20 minutes. They should be slightly gooey when you take them out the oven. Cut into 8 slices and leave to cool (if you can control your self)
Try adding chopped nuts to the mixture along with the chocolate chips to give them more texture 🙂