Wanna know something really cool? Ok good. I made these cookies the other day and put them in the fridge when I left for the gym. Well, once the bf got back home, he had one of the cookies and told me they were really good. I then told him that they were made from sweet potato and he was super surprised! He didn’t even know they had sweet potato in them. Boom. If you can trick people into eating paleo, they’ll fall in love with paleo without even knowing it.

You know what I found out yesterday? These cookies are even better after sitting in the fridge in a container overnight. Same with my Sweet Potato Brownie recipe, which these cookies were inspired from. I stick those brownies in the fridge or the freezer and they get better and better.

Jackson lifted his leg yesterday to pee!! It was a total fluke but I was so proud. It hasn’t happened since.

The week has seriously flown by. Being in Austin for 5 days has sprung me on a sugar and alcohol binge. Ok, not really a binge but I usually want at least one piece of chocolate at night and I’ve been craving some gin. Which is not an often occurrence. Like, ever. But happy hour will be welcomed today. I need some Colorado friend happy hour time after getting to see all my friends in Austin.

I really have nothing else to say. I wish I did. But I’m off to have a “girls day” with Jackson. No, he’s not a girl but he’s a total mama’s boy. So we are going to tan on the balcony, take some walks, have some lunch together and when he’s nice and tired, I’m leaving him to get some gin. Then him and I are going to make some epic birthday cupcakes this weekend. He’s so excited. He’s like, “Mom. You’re such a ‘cool’ mom.” I’m like, “Duh, Jackson. Duh.” Kbyehaveagreatweekend!

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Sweet Potato Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 12-13

  • 1 small sweet potato or yam (I used a sweet potato since they are white and would look more like a regular cookie)*
  • ½ cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop (35 grams) Formulx Vanilla Protein Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes in a sweet potato with a knife then place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until sweet potato is completely soft. Then let cool. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel sweet potato away from skin and place in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until soft.
  3. Add almond butter, egg, honey and vanilla and mix well. Then add protein powder, cinnamon and salt and mix well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out batter and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. The batter should make 12-13 cookies.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through. Do not overcook.

*If you use already pureed sweet potato or yam, the amount will be around 1 cup