World Chocolate Day – yes it’s actually a thing! World Chocolate Day held annually on July 7th was created to encourage people all across the globe to celebrate one of the world’s oldest shared passions – chocolate!
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This year, we spoke with ION friend, Entrepreneur and Health & Fitness Influencer, Katie Lolas to get one of her famously yummy chocolate recipes to share with our community. This World Chocolate Day why not spare yourself 30 minutes (yes just 30 minutes!) to whip up these Low GI Super Fudgy Chocolate Protein Brownies.
Ready in: 30 minutes
Makes: 9 pieces
- 400g sweet potatoes (roughly two medium sized)
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (I use Tropeaka)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup chopped cashews (or nuts of choice)
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate baking chips (optional)
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (or flour of choice)
- 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
- 1 tsp coconut oil
Step 1. Preheat oven to 180°. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes and boil for 15 mins or until soft before draining and rinsing with cool water
Step 2. In a blender add the flour, protein powder, egg, rice malt syrup, baking powder, coconut oil and chopped nuts and give it a quick blitz
Step 3. Add the sweet potato (it doesn’t need to be completely cold, just not super hot) to the blender for 30 seconds or until mixed
Step 4. Grease a baking tray or line with baking paper and pour the mixture onto it
Step 5. Bake for 30 mins then allow to cool completely before removing from the baking tray and slicing into 9 pieces
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And there you have it! Refined sugar free brownies perfect for anytime of the day.