Thursday, August 20, 2015

Spice up your Post workout !!

If you are looking to try a new recipie here is a great one that you can make ahead of time and freeze OR you can have on a lazy Sunday rest day and not feel one bit of guilt !

Sweet Potato Waffles
Servings 2

INGREDIENTS

3 eggs
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tbsp honey
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup mashed sweet potato (I microwaved a small sweet potato for 4 minutes, then peeled and smashed)
1/4 cup almond butter
3 tbsp coconut flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat your waffle iron
In a bowl or stand mixer combine all ingredients and blend until smooth
Grease your waffle iron (unless it's non stick), pour in the batter and cook, remove when done (cook time will depend on your waffle iron)
Serve waffles with any toppings you'd like. I served mine with pure maple syrup and Paleo Butter.

Sweet potatoes are great for your health. They are high in vitamins A and C which help to prevent certain cancers. Sweet potato has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the vitamin C, vitamin B6, beta-carotene, and manganese it contains.

They are just as effective in curing both internal and external inflammations. Lowered inflammation has been shown in brain tissue and nerve tissue throughout the body following the consumption of sweet potato.

The carotenoids in sweet potato can help your body respond to insulin and stabilize your blood sugar. Sweet potatoes also have a significant amount of Vitamin B6, helping resistance to diabetic heart disease. Their high content of soluble fiber aids in lowering both blood sugar and cholesterol, and their abundance of chlorogenic acid may help decrease insulin resistance.

Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, helping to promote a healthy digestive system. Research has found that they may also help to cleanse heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury from the digestive tract.

As you can see the benefits are amazing and they are so versatile to use. From eating them with your lunch or making an awesome breakfast like this ! Enjoy eating your potatoes and feel no guilt along the way !

References
http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/7-health-benefits-of-sweet-potatoes.html
http://www.livinpaleocuisine.com/blog/?offset=1422187200000

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