Sweet potatoes are also incredibly good for you. They're low in calories and have virtually no fat, and are one of the best sources of Vitamin A out there, with 100 grams of sweet potato providing around 300% of the daily amount recommended. They are a low glycemic food, helping to control blood sugar. In addition, they are a source of fibre, contain carotenoids (a type of phytonutrient) that are thought to fight disease, are a source of calcium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6. Plus, they're cheap.
What more could you ask for in a food?
Mashing sweet potatoes is quick and easy. They actually taste great mashed with nothing added, but I like to add a little bit of additional flavour to elevate them just that little bit more. This is one of the easiest recipes out there.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Makes around 4 cups
2 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter or non-dairy substitute
1/4 cup milk or non-dairy substitute
2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Salt & Pepper
***If you don't like nutmeg or thyme, leave them out. If you would prefer to leave out the butter or milk, do so, but save a ladle full of the cooking water to thin the potatoes if necessary
1- Place a large pot of water on the stove to boil. Wash, peel and cut the sweet potatoes into cubes. When water is boiling, place the sweet potatoes in the water.
2- Potatoes are cooked when a fork easily pierces through a piece. Strain potatoes and place in a large bowl or back in the pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and mash with a potato masher. For smoother potatoes, blend in a food processor or blender.
Serve and enjoy!