Post-Workout Sweet Potato Brownies

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 121
Protein 5g
Fat 2g
Carbs 24g
Total Time 90m

Your post-workout meal is one of the most important meals of the day. Why? Because this meal is all about recovery, refueling and re-feeding so that your muscles grow and your performance improves.

So, here’s a new, delicious way to incorporate one of my favorite muscle-building carbohydrates, the sweet potato. These brownies have the perfect combo of complex and simple carbohydrates to help give your body what it needs to get to the next level.

Let’s get started. First, we’ll make sweet potato purée. Preheat the oven to 415F and then place two large sweet potatoes wrapped in foil. Bake for an hour or until they’re soft. When they’re finished, allow them to cool.

Now, set the oven at 350F. Then shred one zucchini. In a bowl, mix sweet potatoes with other healthy ingredients. Toss in zucchini, 2 whole eggs and 3 egg whites, baking powder, cocoa powder and raw organic powder. Cocoa powder will add a rich, chocolate flavor. Mix everything together with a mixer to get a unified mass.

Divide the dough evenly among the individual muffin pan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove the brownies from the oven when they’re baked and allow them to cool down.

They’re even more delicious once they are completely cooled. You’ll taste a full, rich flavor. You can keep them in the fridge and they will stay fresh for up to 1 week.

Serve on a plate and enjoy your favorite post-workout meal, sweet potatoes brownies. Boom!

Healthy brownie recipes totally get in your diet plan. Enjoy without remorse whenever you feel like eating something sweet and not just after a workout.

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Post-Workout Sweet Potato Brownies


For up to 12 brownies:

  • 500g baked sweet potato (no skin)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour (or oat flour, oatmeal ground into flour)
  • 1 zucchini (optional, but recommended since it adds moisture)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup raw organic honey
  1. Set oven to 415F.
  2. Bake 2 large sweet potatoes until they are soft, approximately 1 hour.  When the sweet potatoes have finished baking, allow them to cool to room temperature.
  3. Set oven to 350F.
  4. Grate the zucchini into a bowl and set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add sweet potato and mash.
  6. Add all of the remaining ingredients and thoroughly mix together.
  7. Evenly divide batter among the individual muffin pan.
  8. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick in the brownies and it comes out clear.

Macros for 1 of 12 brownies

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