Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin B6, which is brilliant at breaking down homocysteine, a substance that contributes to the hardening of blood vessels and arteries. Sweet potatoes contain magnesium, the go-to mineral for de-stressing. It promotes relaxation, calmness, and a good mood, as well as artery, blood, bone, muscle, and nerve health.
Sweet Potato Brownies
1 cup sweet potato puree (approx. 1 medium sweet potato)
1 cup almond meal
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 free-range eggs
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 355°F (180°C) and line square tin with parchment paper.
Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into small chunks. Place them into the vegetable steamer for 10-15 minutes until they become really soft. Once they are soft enough, place them in the food processor and process into a smooth puree.
In large mixing bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Add the sweet potato puree and mix well.
Spread mixture evenly in the lined tin and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes until brown on top. Insert skewer into the brownies, if the skewer comes out clean, the brownies are ready.
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