We love sweet potato almost as much as we love mushrooms. 💕🍠✨🍄 Cue this delicious 'Sweet Potato Chia Pudding' recipe from our west coast sis Danielle @cacaoforcoconuts_to keep you fueled and chock full of fiber, vitamins, and adaptogens!
Here's some neat stuff about sweet potatoes that make them a staple of our personal food pyramid.
- Highly nutritious and support your immune system, as they rich in magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, C, and E.
- Promote gut health and healthy digestion due to abundance of fiber and antioxidants.
- May have cancer-fighting properties due to beta-carotene, carotenoid which is essential in protecting men from developing prostate cancer. In addition, extracts from different parts of sweet potatoes have been shown to help eradicate breast, gastric, colorectal, and prostate cancers, limiting the growth and spread of these cancers.
- Support healthy vision. Vitamin A, C, and E are integral in promoting good vision. Deficiency of vitamin A results in blindness or malformation of the retina and deficiency in vitamin C is associated with the development of cataracts.
- Enhance brain function. Purple sweet potatoes, specifically have been linked to better brain function. They've been shown to protect the brain and improve learning and memory thanks to high levels of anthocyanins and antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and protect neurons from free radicals.
Okay there's the why, here's how:
Ingredients with measurements:
- 2 tsp Mālama Lion's Mane cacao mix
- Tbsp ground flax and pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 small sweet potato (steamed or boiled, skin removed)
1. Add everything to a container and mix well.
2. Store overnight and add more liquid (as desired) before serving
3. Top with coconut shreds, goji berries, blueberries and creamy almond butter! Now enjoy!! 🙃🙃🙃