Did Someone Say, “Special Brownies”?

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to me!! Haha!

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Seriously, I have been following my Clean Eating plan religiously after completing my Body Beast program and now starting up with P90X2.  I have started this program once before but wasn’t quite excited about the stability training it started off with, since I was hoping for a more challenging and crazy workout.

Do you ever go through phases like these?  It’s interesting how I chalked it up to needing more “burn” for the hour of fitness at that time.

Now? Like I mentioned earlier, following my 90 days of Body Beast and building some major muscle definition and mass in my body; I’m quite excited and eager to take on X2 this time around.  For starters, I get to rebalance my focus to my core, primarily, at this time in the plan.  That wasn’t the main focus in the Beast; although don’t let that fool you into thinking he doesn’t focus on the core enough!  Contrary, my friend!

Anyway, I have somehow lost my original focus in this post.  I wanted to share about how committed I’ve been to my Clean Eating and portions.  Not as easy to do again; after getting used to bulk up eating!

I saw a recipe post for these amazing, gooey, chocolatey brownie-like treats.  I had to have them!

In reading the first ingredient; I was a bit thrown off.

Yams.

In brownies?  I guess…

So, off I went to the store to purchase the items that I didn’t have on hand and on the top of my list was a bag full of yams.  (My current stock was depleted!)

Since I’ve now made them (and enjoyed my portion for today, thank you, very much!); I thought it’d only be kind to share with you and hope you can enjoy them just as much as I.

In honor of Mothers’ Day and mothers everywhere; here’s a healthy and clean version of our most sinful foods in chocolate form!

Put 1 medium-large sweet potato in the oven at 400*
Cook it for 30-40 minutes. Remove the skin and place it in a blender.

Then add: 3 eggs
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 tbsp rice malt syrup or raw honey
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract

Mix in a separate bowl:
2tbsp coconut flour (for a more fudgy feel, use less)
5 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao
1/4 tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt

Combine the sweet potato mixture to the dry ingrients and then add 3 tbsp cacao nibs if you like a bit of a bitter crunch.
Pour into a lined 8×8 baking tray and put into a 350* oven for 30-35 minutes.

Simply delish!!! Even if I have to say so myself!

Now, note to my family; I don’t need chocolates as gifts, but I’ll gladly accept gifts in all other forms!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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