There are two things in life that I believe taste good in or with just about anything. The first is nut butter (any kind; peanut, almond, cashew), and the second is sweet potato (or canned pumpkin, if I could ever find any!).
The other day Melissa mentioned that she’d been wanting to try the combination of almond butter and sweet potato. So of course I had to give it a try myself. I grabbed my new favorite almond butter; Blue Diamond Crunchy, and went to town.
I had been missing my pumpkin oats so Nick had the brilliant idea to add sweet potato to my oats! I knew I loved him for a reason (many reasons….). This combination is a MUST TRY! Oat bran, 1/2 skinless sweet potato, 1 T almond butter, 1/2 cup Organic plain yogurt, and 1/2 packet Truvia.
Yeah, the banana helps thicken as well, but the sweet potato ads a natural sweet taste, tons of beta carotene, and alpha carotene (both of which are cancer fighters, heart protectors, and quite possibly anti-aging nutrients), and fiber. Sorry Mr. Banana but you’re not as amazing as the sweet potato (although I still love you).
After adding 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup soy milk, and 1/4 cup juice, I blended this beauty and created this:
More Ways to Use Sweet Potato
Side dish, plain
All doctored-up (check this out)
Soups (here’s a good recipe)
Post workout fuel (example)
Tomorrow I will be posting a new recipe, brought to you by my mother and the Columbus Dispatch! It’s a keeper. Happy Memorial Day everyone! Enjoy your day off 🙂