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Cacao Orange Sweet Potato Protein brownies

July 3, 2019

Cacao Orange Sweet Potato Protein brownies

July 3, 2019

Finally I made my own version of Sweet Potato brownies and just in time for Mothers Day πŸ™‚ 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, oneΒ  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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Happy blending πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚
  • You could also grate orange on top

Sophie is a true advocate for health and wellbeing. She aims to educate and share her knowledge in the realms of healthy eating, fitness and eco-friendly living. Sophie is qualified in various health and fitness disciplines and has a personal passion for Mindfulness and Happiness. She is also a qualified lawyer with an interest in Human Rights and Environmental Law.

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