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Lower Glycemic Sweet Potato Brownies

Who says eating clean can’t be delicious?!

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If you read my earlier post, Starting NOW, Let’s Focus on Adding in Fruits and Veggies and Subtracting Out Sugar”, you know I’m all about that sweet potato life!  This orange umpa lumpa of the tuber family is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat, which is why it’s often referred to as a SUPERFOOD!  

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I’m telling you…SWEET POTATOES FO’ LIFE!  Not only are they jam-packed with health benefits, but they are absolutely delicious and versatile to boot! To get the most nutrient-dense bang for your sweet potato buck, there’s a few pointers I want to share with you:super sweet potato pic

  1. It’s recommended to include some fat in your sweet potato-containing meals if you want to enjoy the full beta-carotene benefits of this root vegetable.  Recent research has shown that a minimum of 3-5 grams of fat per meal significantly increases our uptake of beta-carotene from sweet potatoes.
  2. It’s important to note that some nutritional benefits from sweet potatoes simply may be easier to achieve if you use steaming or boiling as your cooking method. Recent studies show excellent preservation of sweet potato anthocyanins with steaming, and several studies comparing boiling to roasting have shown better blood sugar effects (including the achievement of a lower glycemic index, or GI value) with boiling.

YES, The Chipper Chipmunk Sweet Potato Brownie recipe includes some healthy fat (organic coconut oil) and boiled sweet potatoes (for a lower glycemic index)!  Now it’s time to bake!  I make these in my George Foreman Evolve Grill, but you can absolutely cook them up in a small baking pan in your oven! 😉

The Chipper Chipmunk Sweet Potato Brownies 

Ingredients-

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Let’s start bakin’:

  1. Add the 2 small sweet potatoes or one large sweet potato VERY CAREFULLY to a pot of water that is already at a boil.  Boil the sweet potatoes for 30 minutes, then let them cool.
  2. Preheat your George Foreman Evolve Grill or oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooled, add them to your food processor and blend until they are the consistency of mashed potatoes.  If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a bowl and get to mashin’ with some muscle! 😉
  4. Add 1 cup of  almond butter 
  5. Add 1 tsp of vanilla
  6. Add 1 tbsp of melted organic coconut oil 
  7. (I blend all of it in my food processor, but you if you’re mixing by hand, it’ll be in the same bowl.🐿😁)
  8. Next add the following dry ingredients in a separate bowl:
  9. 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  10. 1/4 cup of cacao powder
  11. 1 tsp of baking powder
  12. 1 tsp of baking soda
  13. 1/8 tsp of salt
  14. 2/3 cup of stevia in the raw
  15. (optional) 1 tbsp of saigon cinnamon
  16. Mix all of the dry ingredients
  17. Next, blend all of the dry ingredients to your wet ingredients in the food processor or by hand🤚in a giant bowl.
  18. Take your newly blended mixture and empty into your George Foreman Evolve Grill or empty into a small baking pan, greased with coconut oil.  (You do not have to grease the George Foreman Evolve Grill, as it is completely non-stick.)
  19. Bake for 20 minutes or until you can poke a toothpick in the brownies and it comes out clean!
  20. GUILT FREE GRUB SESSION! =D

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Sweet potato brownies are a great way to add veggies into your lifestyle!  Make them for your significant other, friends, family, co-workers, kids…. I bet they’ll never know you actually fed them a nutrient-dense, superfood-jam packed treat!  The cacao powder and organic coconut oil are part of the superfood family too, but we’ll talk more about those in a future post! 😉

As always, I’d love to hear from you!  Post your pictures and comments below and/or on The Chipper Chipmunk Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.  Can I just say… I’m so happy you’re here! 😁

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