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Cacao Orange Protein brownies

July 3, 2019

Cacao Orange Protein brownies

July 3, 2019

Finally I made my own version of Sweet Potato brownies and just in time for Mothers Day 🙂 I have been wondering what all the fuss has been about and now I know! I wouldn’t say these are ‘healthy’ brownies but using sweet potato does make for a great ‘healthier’ substitute. The consistency is out of this world – so gooey and delicious! I made two batches, one  was for extra thick and gooey brownies and the other batch I made for thinner brownies (almost slices). Both had a great consistency but I have to say the thicker ones would be my number one choice 🙂

If you’ve been following me for a while you will know that Vitamix has been such an important appliance for my health journey. I’m not joking I use this machine at least once a day. Everything from smoothies, nut milks, dips and spreads, brownies, waffles, pesto (SO MANY options). Recently, they launched their Ascent range combining state-of-the-art design with power and precision, the only true high-performance blender with wireless connectivity and a system of SELF-DETECT™ containers and accessories, delivering the ultimate convenience and versatility, both at home and on the go.

Not only does the Vitamix Ascent make my life a whole lot easier in the kitchen it also looks the part on my counter top! It definitely has that ‘designer’ kitchen look and is something I am proud to have on show! It is the perfect gift for Mothers Day and this recipe will put a smile to any busy mum trying to implement healthier choices 🙂

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Happy blending 🙂

You will need

1/2 Cup of Almond Milk

1 tsp vanilla powder

juice of half an orange

zest of a whole orange

4 tbsp. wholemeal flour

2 tbsp. cacao powder

2 scoops of Welleco NOURISHING PLANT PROTEIN Peruvian Chocolate

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp. nut butter…I use Mayvers Super spread

2 tsp natvia stevia

2-3 cups of peeled, cooked sweet potato

1/2 cup of almond meal

2 tbsp. maple syrup

cacao nibs

40g Chocolate, broken, roughly chopped (I use vegan chocolate pana chocolate)


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  • Steam the sweet potato until very soft and falling apart. Leave to one side to cool.
  • Place all of the ingredients including the sweet potato (NOT the broken chocolate) into a high speed blender. I have recently upgraded my Vitamix to the new Ascent series – SO good!!
  • Once blended and mixed thoroughly, fold the chocolate pieces through the brownie mix
  • Grease and line a baking tin (I use coconut oil). I used a brownie tin. I made two batches, one batch (in a smaller tin) where the brownies were really thick and gooey and one batch in a larger tin where the brownies turned out more like slices.
  • Top the brownie mix with cacao nibs and place in the oven for 20-30 mins.
  • Voila! You have perfect sweet potato brownies!
  • Enjoy!


  • I finely sliced an orange and placed the pieces on a low heat in the oven for about an hour and placed them on top of the brownies 🙂
  • You could also grate orange on top

Sophie Benbow

Sophie is a true advocate for health and wellness. Her conscious eating and regular fitness regime has given her knowledge that she wants to share with all of her readers. From her personal recipes to her personal style and training tips you can find it here at

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