Sweet potato is a nutrient-rich substitute for regular white potatoes, and in my opinion, are far more tasty! Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and, because of their orange color, are high in carotenoids. They also have fewer calories than white potatoes — although they do have more sugar, albeit natural sugar.
All in all, they’re a fun substitute. Here’s the recipe I make:
- 4-6 large organic sweet potatoes
- ½ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond or coconut)
- 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
- ½ cup pure maple syrup (optional)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Wash, peel and cut sweet potatoes, and place in a large pot filled with water
- Bring water to boil, and boil sweet potatoes about 20 minutes, or until soft
- Drain sweet potatoes and place in a large bowl or Kitchen Aid mixer
- With Kitchen Aid mixer or hand mixer, mash sweet potatoes on low to keep from getting lumpy and “glue-like”
- Continue to mash while adding ghee, non-dairy milk, and maple syrup (optional)
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve!