THE FUEL. Chocolate indulgence

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We all know the importance of 5-a-day, and we think we may have just discovered the most delicious way to make sure you recommended daily veggie intake – through your dessert! These Sweet Potato Brownies from our contributor Lynne Whelehen, are the ultimate combination of decadent chocolate indulgence and some of the most lauded superfoods – meaning you can have your cake and eat it too.

(Makes 9 brownies)

2 cups of Sweet Potato (boil the potatoes before using, peel and mash)
2 Free Range Eggs
1 Vanilla Pod
2 tsp. Cinnamon
½ cup Rice Syrup
½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ tsp. Baking soda
½ cup -1 cup Raw Cacao/Cocoa Powder (if you like 90% dark chocolate add 1 cup, if you like 70% add ½ cup)
4 tbsp. Coconut Flour

Boil sweet potatoes until soft, peel and mash.
In a mixing bowl pop sweet potatoes, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, rice syrup, coconut oil, baking soda, cacao powder and coconut flour. Stir all ingredients until they are combined.
Grease a square baking tray; pop in the oven 175 degrees for 25-30 minutes, they should be firm but gooey in the middle when baked.
Allow to cool, cut into squares.

Photography Susanne Spiel, For more delicious recipes from Abu Dhabi based Nutritionist Lynne Whelehan go to her site

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