Did you know that today is Food Revolution Day?
The only reason I know is because in 2013 I volunteered to be an ambassador for this initiative started by Jamie Oliver that has spread worldwide in the endeavour to educate and inspire children and adults to learn where their food comes from and how to cook healthy food .
So it may seem strange that the word healthy and chocolate both feature next to each other! However this is the perfect way to get children involved in cooking something they will enjoy.
Here’s how with these gluten free, dairy and sugar free chocolate brownies that everyone seems to love, especially those with with food allergies or intolerances who would like a sweet treat.
The secret ingredient in these is….sweet potato that is packed with nutrition and taste great.
SWEET POTATO BROWNIES
- 2 medium/large sweet potatoes
- 14 medjool dates- pitted
- 80g ground almonds
- 100g buckwheat or brown rice flour
- 4 tbsp raw cacoa powder
- pinch salt
Pre heat oven to 180C (fan 160)
1.Peel sweet potatoes, cut in chunks and steam for about 20 mins until really soft
2.Remove and allow to cool slightly
3.Add to food processor with dates, blend until smooth and creamy
4.Put all other ingredients in a bowl, then add date/potato mixture
5.Stir well – (This may be quite difficult and you may think its really dry but dont panic)
6. Place in baking dish/tray and cook for 20/30 mins until skewer comes out clean
7.Remove from oven and leave to cool in tray for 10 mins (REALLY IMPORTANT STEP)
After this time they can be turned out to finish cooling and cut into squares – enjoy!
So if you believe in helping spread the word about how easy and important healthy eating is for a future generation of happy, healthy children and adults then feel free to share this recipe.
If you’d like more ideas that the whole family will love then check out my cookbook with 90 recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas that are tasty, quick and of course good for your mind and body. There are smoothies, soups, hot meals and many ideas you may never had thought of but will be favourites for a long time. Click here to find out more
Enjoy the brownies
ps If you eat too many brownies and want to work them off then join our next trial week at Zest Bootcamp in Bath – click here