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Tag Archives: Sweet potato

Sweet Potato Breakfast Pudding

23 Jul

Pudding..for breakfast?! Yep, that’s what it says!

This recipe has that same decadent pudding taste, yet uses all normal breakfast foods and is very healthy for you!

It all started when I had leftover sweet potato from the night before. I use pumpkin in a lot of breakfast recipes, yet always thought using sweet potato just wasn’t a normal thing to eat for breakfast. And maybe it’s not. But it sure is good, and full of nutrients for a well rounded carb to start your day. And, its healthy just like pumpkin is! So I reevaluated myself as to why I never used it before at breakfast…

And then this was created. I almost went and grabbed the oats, but then had just about a cup left of my fiber one cereal, and thought, I’m going to use this! Next thing you know, I’m blending it all up, adding this and that, and I got what I would like to call, breakfast pudding! Topped it with all natural peanut butter and clean chocolate syrup, and called it a morning.

It was so scrumptious, I will most certainly be using sweet potatoes more often than just in my normal baked version of it for dinner. These are just way too good. Of course, still not as good as my pumpkin though:)

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Pudding
-1 cup fiber one cereal (or any flake cereal would do)
-3/4 cup original almond milk
-1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
-2T pb2(peanut flour) or 1T pb (can omit)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-stevia or agave to sweeten!
Directions: Combine all ingredients and blend using any type of blender until smooth. Top with any desired toppings. Enjoy right away, or put it in the fridge for just 10 minutes, which allows it to begin to thicken up much more!

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No-Sugar Raw Sweet Potato Cake Balls/ Soaked Almonds

14 Jun

Yet another one of my no added sugar desserts that I’ve made throughout my sugar detox. There will be many coming :)

Sweet potatoes are a great way to add sweetness without any extra sugar. Just like carrots, they are naturally sweet! Other sources of natural sugar that are great additions when wanting to stay away from the sugar–dried or fresh fruit! Figs, prunes, dates, and bananas are especially great for baking and cooking with no sugar.

With a couple girls putting on a sweet potato recipe contest, I knew I had to come up with something delicious and unique! And that is exactly what I did..and I won!

Have you ever hydrated your almonds? Yes, I just asked about keeping your almonds hydrated! When allowing your almonds to soak in water before eating them, they are much more digestible. You have to only soak as many as you will eat that day though, as they will go bad! This is what I mean by hydrated almonds..

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Those look mighty hydrated if you ask me! What are the benefits of doing this?

Why soak nuts, grains and seeds?
1. To remove or reduce phytic acid (combines with vital nutrients in digestive tract and inhibits absorbtion).
2. To remove or reduce tannins.
3. To neutralize the enzyme inhibitors.
4. To encourage the production of beneficial enzymes.
5. To increase the amounts of vitamins, especially B vitamins.
6. To break down gluten and make digestion easier.
7. To make the proteins more readily available for absorption.
8. To prevent mineral deficiencies and bone loss.
9. To help neutralize toxins in the colon and keep the colon clean.
10. To prevent many health diseases and conditions.

So I used soaked almonds in this sweet potato cake balls recipe!

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Sweet Potato Cake Balls
-1/2 cup dates, soaked overnight in water (in fridge)–Keep the water from these! It’ll be a sweet, syrup flavor that you can use instead of sweeteners for other things :)
-1/4 cup almonds, soaked overnight in water (in fridge)
-1/2 raw sweet potato
-1/2 zucchini, sliced
-2T ground flax-seed
-1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
-1 tsp vanilla extract and cinnamon
-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cloves, ginger, and nutmeg)
Directions: Remove dates and almonds from water after soaking. Puree all ingredients in food processor until sticky enough to form into balls. If too wet, add more flax-seed or a little bit of coconut flour. If too dry, add some of the “syrup” from date-soaked water. Form into balls. Roll in extra coconut. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Wrap

3 Jun

Sugar Detox- Day 15!

It’s the start of week three of my sugar detox, and still going strong! It is getting easier and easier to avoid foods with added sugar. I don’t even think of chewing gum anymore since I haven’t in so long (which is a miracle for me!), my teeccino (herbal coffee) with no sugar in the mornings is getting better and better (even though I still rather a touch of sweetener), and I’ve realized how much healthier it is to fill up on real food after a workout than continually make all these protein powder filled shakes and breads. And definitely NO artificial sweeteners whatsoever, which I am glad to say I will never put in my body again :) Overall, it has been such a healthy change in my lifestyle!

For lunch the other day, I created a homemade sweet potato wrap, and made a delicious turkey and arugula wrap with it! I liked it so much, that today, I made it for lunch again, but put some ricotta cheese on it and tomatoes, and made it into a healthy pizza! Mmmm. Make it for breakfast filled with fruit or eggs, make it for lunch filled with turkey and cheese, or make it even for a sweet treat filled with chocolate and fruit!

Sweet potatoes have so many great benefits to them, here are just a few that I found here:

-loaded with fiber (twice as much than a regular potato-7grams!)

-healthy for your heart (high B6 content and lots of potassium)

-rich in beta-carotene (good for cell repair and sun protection

-great source of manganese (stabilizes appetite for hours)

-Rich in vitamin C and E

As you can see, this wrap is a good one to make!

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Sweet Potato Wrap
-2T pureed cooked sweet potato
-1T coconut flour
-1/4 cup egg whites
-1T almond milk
-salt to taste
Directions: Add all ingredients together and mix until thoroughly combined. Cook in pan on stove, flip on other side when set. Fill or top with desired food!