White Chocolate and Raspberry Torte
However, being packed with cashews, walnuts, cacao and dates, there's plenty of good nutrients for an occasional treat.
But…why the obsession with sweet potatoes? Well, for a start in Okinawa, known to be a ‘Blue Zone’ due to the longevity of its population, sweet potatoes used to make up 69% of calories consumed. The life and health expectancy were amazing - unfortunately it’s changing there at the moment and statistics are proving that the old ways were the best for the Okinawans - before the fast food places were introduced.
A lot of research has been done on sweet potatoes and their benefits - including slowing down the spread of cancer cells. They are really high in anti-oxidants and represent fantastic value for money.
My original recipe contained nuts, but as not everyone can have nuts I decided to experiment and see if it tasted as good if I substituted the almonds with sunflowers: success. It tastes amazing. Must go and get another slice!
One slice (about a 10th of the brownie) provides (based on the requirements for a small woman):
23% of daily fibre requirement
12% of protein
11% of iron
9% of vitamin C
13% of zinc
…lots more, including a massive dose of vitamin A