Did you know sweet potatoes are a superfood? They are packed full of powerful nutrients such vitamin C, potassium, iron, manganese and copper. Many runners fail to meet their manganese and copper needs, which can have an impact on performance since these minerals are crucial for healthy muscle function. Isn’t that the perfect excuse to make some sweet potato brownies this week? Maybe even surprise your running partner or group with them as a treat?

INGREDIENTS
1 cup sweet potato (cooked and mashed)
2 tbsp honey
1/4 cup raw cacao
1 egg
Half cup linseed/nuts/flax
Vanilla essence tsp
Tahini paste 1/2 cup

METHOD
1. Boil and mash sweet potato
2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
3. Add all other ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly
4. Add in cooked potato and mix well
5. Line 9 inch baking tray with greaseproof paper and pour mixture into tray
6. Bake for 45 mins or until mixture sets
7. Let cool on wire tray and then enjoy

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