Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies

I have been in the baking mood for the past couple of months. Always trying out new recipes, and making huge flops of them, of course! The last couple of days I have been on the hunt for an easy fudgy type recipe. Now the first issue I have with the recipes: there is a ridiculous amount of coconut oil going into these fudge recipes. Now I am all for coconut oil and the amazing benefits, but it is still oil, which means FAT. So basically all these fudge recipe are just high fat.

The second issue that I have is my flatmate. Even though I love her dearly, her peanut allergy makes it impossible for me to find a fudge recipe, since all the fudge recipes has nuts in them! (Even though I think it’s good that she is allergic to nuts, or else we would just never have peanut butter in the house).

So a few months ago, flatmate and I bought ourselves Kayla Itsines’ 28 Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide. To anyone who does not have this book yet, what are you even doing?? There are such amazing recipes inside of this book, I use this book about every second day and I am always finding new recipes I want to try. So last night I went through the sweet treats and came across a delicious Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe! Yay! Finally! Something new I can try! I edited this recipe according to my flatmate’s needs (nut free) and I added some protein powder (because gainz).

You are welcome to also edit the recipe if you wish, I am sure it would taste amazing with some nuts, maybe add some chocolate chips (you can never have enough chocolate). Give it a try and let me know how it tastes!

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Delicious Gluten Free, Nut Free Sweet Potato Brownie:

(Makes 16 brownies)

Ingredients:

2 Medium Sweet Potatoes

60g Protein Powder of choice

1 tsp Cinnamon

10 Medjool Dates

1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder

1/8 Cup Honey / Maple Syrup

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Method:

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and steam until soft. Mash up sweet potatoes in a bowl.
  2. Place dates in warm water for a few minutes until softened, then chop up.
  3. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend!
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes.

So easy! Please leave me a comment if you tried the recipe!

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Futurelife Smart Oats Review

It happens to all of us. You were looking forward to have some delicious stovetop oats for breakfast. Sadly, you overslept and you’re running around like a crazy person! You practically shower in like 30 seconds, just grab your things and run out!

Okay, so before this happens again, go to your closest shop and buy yourself some Futurlife Smart Oats. Futurelife sent me some of their products as I am a super fan of the Futurelife Lite Bars. They sent me the Apple Cinnamon flavour and I absolutely loved it! The Apple Cinnamon flavour is not too overwhelming. Just enough and well balanced. I topped my brekkie with some banana and peanut butter for added healthiness (you know what they say, a day without peanut butter is a day wasted!) It’s also so easy to make! You simply add some hot water or milk and there you go.


I feel like the above isn’t that much motivation for you to buy the cereal, so let me tell you the technical things:

  • Futurelife Smart Oats provide you with all the good vitamins and nutrients you need.
  • It’s high in dietary fibre.
  • The oats assists in lowering cholesterol levels.
  • It contains some good electrolytes (calcium and magnesium).
  • It’s soy, nut, wheat, lactose, trans-fatty acids and cholesterol free! (What a mouthful)
  • Nutritional info:
  1. Per 50g, it contains 177 calories (742 kJ)
  2. 4.5g of protein
  3. 3.1g of fat
  4. 33g of carbs, of which 7.6g is sugar
  5. 4.9g of dietary fibre

My opinion on the nutritional values: I personally feel that the protein can be a little higher, but you can always add some protein powder of choice if you feel like it. I’m definitely trying that next time. I would also like to reduce the sugar a little bit, but I also feel like it 7.6g isn’t a ridiculous amount. The fibre is a good amount as you need 25g of fibre a day.

So please try it out. Let me know how it tastes! I would also love to try all the other flavours!