A New View of Healthy Eating: Daily Healthy Recipes by Melanie Albert: Superfood Sweet Potato Brownie

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by Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, speaker, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

This week I had the wonderful opportunity to lead an amazing Cooking Challenge Team Building with Visit Phoenix. For dessert, I decided to prepare the Sweet Potato Brownie and jazz it up with a raw cacao sauce and goji berries. This dessert is full of so many healthy ingredients, the sweet potatoes, raw cacao, and Arizona Medjool dates. It’s plant-based, gluten-free, and dairy-free. And, it tastes great. Not too sweet. Chocolatey. Just right.

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PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.facebook.com/cassiescouture

Excerpt from my book, “A New View of Healthy Eating”

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownie

Delicious vegan, gluten-free chocolate dessert made with a sweet root veggie, the sweet potato. This brownie is always a favorite at kids’ and adults’ cooking classes. It’s one of those desserts we can even eat for breakfast!

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ⅔ cup raw almonds, ground
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • 4 tbsp raw cacao
  • 3 tbsp maple sugar
  • Pinch sea salt

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SIMPLE STEPS   

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Peel sweet potatoes, cut into chunks, and steam in a bamboo steamer for about 20 minutes until they become really soft.

 

 

  • Once sweet potatoes are soft and beginning to fall apart, remove from steamer.

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  • Mix sweet potatoes and pitted dates into food processor and blend.

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Put remaining ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine.

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  • Add sweet potato/date mixture to other ingredients and stir well.

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  • Place mixture into 8-inch by 8-inch parchment-paper-lined baking dish.

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  • Cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Test doneness by pushing a toothpick into the brownie. The brownie is ready when a toothpick comes out dry.
  • Allow baking dish to cool for about 10 minutes.

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  • Remove the brownies from baking dish.
  • Cool for a few minutes and cut into squares.
  • Enjoy!

I had so much fun plating this Sweet Potato Brownie for our guests at the Visit Phoenix Team Building Cooking Challenge. Add a swipe of raw cacao agave sauce, goji berries, and a few walnuts.

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.facebook.com/cassiescouture

ACTION: Make a healthy chocolate dessert and share your creation with us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/NewViewHealthyEating

For more amazing simple healthy recipes, you can buy Melanie’s Book, “A New View of Healthy Eating: Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods”

 

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PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.facebook.com/cassiescouture

 

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