January; the month of detoxification and calorie restriction! For many people naughty foods in January are totally off limits….
Got a sweet tooth? An uncontrollable craving? Want to eat something delicious that’s a little bit naughty! Keep reading….
WARNING: ELICIT POST- Sex with your pants on!
I may sound like a little food devil, advocating committing a cardinal sin- having ‘sex with your pants on.’ However my view is if you’re going to have sex, it is best to have safe sex wherever possible! 😉
DISCLAIMER: I am not one to promote eating lots of paleo snacks and desserts. Replacing naughty sugary non paleo foods with paleo friendly versions isn’t going to get you far. If you look through my recipe portfolio you won’t find tons and tons of naughty paleo goodies.
This is because, as Melissa and Dallas Hartwig put it ‘sugar is sugar is sugar.’ http://whole9life.com/2010/06/sugar-sugar-sugar/
Sugar is terrible for your weight, your immune system, your energy levels and your general wellbeing. It’s massively addictive! Yes- even natural sugars like honey! It’s simple logic that even organic, gluten free cookies are cookies in the end.
If you are following the paleo diet because you want to make real, serious changes to your belt size whilst improving your health, sadly you are not going to get there if you eat lots of paleo treats.
That said there is only so much meat and veg you can take!
In this instance, I don’t see anything wrong in treating yourself to a paleo brownie once every couple of weeks! (Providing you polish your halo for the rest of the time!)
This recipe is quick and easy. Leave it without the topping if you want less ‘sugar.’
PALEO TOFFEE SWEET POTATO BROWNIES
You will need:-
- 6 medium sweet potatoes.
- 3 tablespoons of 100% organic cocoa powder.
- 3 eggs.
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- 1 tablespoon of local honey.
For the toffee topping
- 20 pitted dates.
- 1 carton of organic coconut cream.
- 2 cubes of 90% dark chocolate grated.
1. Peel and boil the sweet potatoes. Now mash.
2. In a mixing bowl, add the cocoa powder, coconut oil (melt if necessary) honey and eggs.
3. Take the mixture and add to a lined baking tin (suitable for brownies.)
4. Bake for 15 minutes until firm, and browned.
5. In a mini blender, process the dates and add the coconut cream in stages. Now refrigerate.
6. Once the brownie is baked, leave it to cool, then top with the ‘toffee’ topping, and sprinkles of dark chocolate.