Try this recipe for a nice twist on breakfast. I like this meal because it's customizable to your nutrient needs; you can mix in protein, nuts, seeds, fruit, spices, good fatty oils etc. It will maintain your blood sugar and keep you full for a while. There is also the added bonus of all the benefits from sweet potato-- good antioxidant source, easy to digest, naturally gluten free and a good carbohydrate source. I know many diets can be skewed promoting high fat/high protein, low carbohydrates but balance is key for true wellness; when you go too far in one direction, you start creating imbalances that your body has to compensate for.
Anyway, back to the recipe! It's delicious and also perfect for busy mornings; the sweet potatoes can be baked and peeled ahead of time so you can just grab a couple, mix in your desired ingredients and you're ready to go!
For one bowl:
- 1 peeled sweet potato (*roast or boil prior to making your bowl)
- 1 scoop protein
- Any desired toppings. I used chia seeds, hemp seeds, banana, walnuts.
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil. Studies have shown that consuming sweet potato with fat increases the uptake of beta carotene (the main antioxidant in sweet potato)