Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Top Breakfast of 2017!!

Hi there friendly faces and brace yourselves for a recipe that will change your life.

A recipe so delicious it will make you question your sanity in choosing to waste so many years of your life starting your day with a bowl of bland cereal, or dry toast with jam, or- and this pains me to even think about- no breakfast at all!!

This recipe will fill you with so many emotions that you won't know what to do with yourself and leave you with the kind of skepticism that can only be associated with the question; Can this really be good for me?

This recipe is a recipe for hot, gooey, chocolate brownies.

For breakfast.

Oh, and they're high protein, grain free, sugar-free and vegan.


Super Fudgey Sweet Potato Protein Brownies

Yep, you read that right; the sneaky, secret ingredient in these bad boys that make them the wonder brownie they are is in fact steamed and mashed white sweet potato.
Now, if you've ever eaten steamed/ roasted white sweet potato on its own you would know the rich, fudge-like texture and beautifully sweet, addictive flavour this variety of sweet potato offers; it's almost as though you are eating a delicious cake... in veggie form!

Which is why I chose to create a brownie using this delicious potato and the results were phenomenal!
Imagine a slightly chewy, golden, crunchy crust, encasing the most fudgey, warm, gooey middle filled with rich chocolate flavours and incredible sweetness that doesn't overpower the brownies but only adds to the moreish factor!

As you can see by the above pictures, I decided to pair these bad boys with some berry froyo to cut through that richness and sweetness with a nice tangy berry punch! To make, I simply placed 1 large handful frozen mixed berries into the Vitamix with 1 handful frozen zucchini and 2 scoops greek yoghurt and whazzed on high until smooth and creamy:

And now, what you've all been truly waiting for; THE BROWNIES!!
3/4 cup steamed and mashed white sweet potato
1 scoop vegan chocolate protein powder (I use the Sunwarrior brand)
1 teaspoon raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 heaped tablespoon nut butter (I used crunchy peanut butter)
2 pitted dates
Splash of almond milk
1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper
2. Place everything in a blender/ food processor (again, I just used the Vitamix) and process until smooth and combined
3. Use a spoon to scoop out balls of the mix (should be sticky but roll-able) and roll into balls, flatten onto baking tray to make individual brownie bites
4. Bake in oven for 15-20 mins (maybe longer depending on your oven) until slightly hard and golden and top (ensures that delicious chewy crust!)
5. Remove from oven, cool slightly and then enjoy (you know mine didn't cool for very long!!)

Enjoyed with my berry froyo- this truly was a breakfast to remember!
A breakfast filled with veggies, protein, fibre, healthy fats, so many vitamins and minerals- you feel like it's a dessert, but your body is thanking you for it!
As are your taste buds!!!
I literally had a smile on my face eating these brownie bites for breakfast and I knew I couldn't not share the recipe with you ASAP..

I've done blackbean brownies, chickpea blondies and avocado brownie bites, but these guys take the cake brownie!!
There's something about the smoother, creamier, fudgier texture that truly makes these bites so mouthwatering and addicting and I think I have that amazing white sweet potato to thank for that one.
But seriously, brownies for breakfast, you know you have to do this.

Your turn:
What has been the best brekky of the year so far for you?
Brownies- favourite add-ins/ ways to make them extra special?
Favourite way to eat sweet potato?

I hope you enjoyed this post and give this recipe a try because you need this in your life!!

Have yourself a truly epic day, do at least one thing you LOVE and as always; EAT SOMETHING DELICIOUS!! Bye for now friendly friends!! :D

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