There are some sneaky veggies in these brownies, which I find beyond delicious! Bulking this recipe up nutritionally is baked sweet potato. While I love sweet potato in this recipe purely for its taste and texture, there are some benefits to consuming it with other fats such as walnuts and chocolate. The bright orange flesh of sweet potatoes tells us that it’s high in the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene. Because beta-carotene is a fat-soluble vitamin, it’s best to consume sweet potato with some form of fat. Moreover, studies show that baking or steaming sweet potatoes as a method of cooking releases more bioavailable forms of beta-carotene.
But that isn’t the most secret ingredient here! The yummy spice in here comes from Flora’s Turmeric & Cinnamon Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness Shot. Since they’ve been released, I’ve been using the ACV shots almost daily as a companion to my meals. The benefits of apple cider vinegar range from immune health to digestive and weight management, and Flora goes one step further adding herbs like burdock root and sheep sorrel which aid in digestion by stimulating the liver and gallbladder^. This particular flavor, turmeric and cinnamon, is perfectly spiced and fares incredibly well in this recipe.
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Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For more delicious recipes, follow her on Instagram @eatyoungnutrition and visit EatYoungNutrition.com.
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