Post-Workout Sweet Potato Brownies

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If you’re looking for a new post-workout treat for your next meal prep, then these Sweet Potato Brownies are for you. This is a 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 I bought every ingredient for this recipe at Walmart so it’s budget friendly as well. I dare you not to like this! Boom!

Ingredients 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

Steps:

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.

Approximate macros for 1 of 12 brownies

121 calories 5g protein 24g carbs 2g fat

About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”

Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!

Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?

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