Getting Sweet Potato into your life!
If you are looking for a new diet in your life, whether that is to lose weight, to support your sports practice or simply to make the change into a healthier eating: you have to have sweet potato!
I like the orange-fleshed version, I had the purple one and just didn’t quite like as much as the orange one. Maybe just a personal taste, both are sweet. For me, the orange is richer in flavour than the purple sweet-potato. According to the national library of medicine the orange color in a vegetable or fruit means that it’s rich in vitamin A, and ‘The more intense the color of a fruit or vegetable, the higher the beta-carotene content. Vegetable sources of beta-carotene are fat- and cholesterol-free’
Why Sweet Potato is good for you:
- It contains almost twice as fiber as any other potato,
- High fiber content gives them a “slow burning” quality, which means that their caloric energy is used more slowly and efficiently than a low-fiber carbohydrate,
- High level of potassium.
- Rich in beta-carotene
- Great source of manganese
- Rich in vitamin A, C and E.
Basically, if you consider that it has what many call as ‘good carbs’, it should be good enough for you to try it.
My favorite Sweet Potato Recipe
I honestly don’t know where did I take this idea from, I genuine simple thought it would be good to mix something sweet into an already sweet vegetable and I did it. Pretty sure there are a few famous chefs that agree with me. I always loved potato smash (the normal one), I love so much that I had but itself several times. (yep, I did. And I would again).
So for this new healthy version, I went down the same path and decided to do a mash. No secrets here, simply peel the potato and you can either boil it or prepare on the steam. It might take 20-30minutes.
As soon as it’s soft enough for a fork to penetrate it without effort, it’s ready. You’ll then add the potato into a pan, smashed it. Add low-fat salt-free butter and low-fat milk. And then my secret is to shred fresh ginger and mix it all together.
If you like a bit of spice, you could add nutmeg too.
I hope you enjoy this mash as much as I do 🙂