6 healthy breakfast made of sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are as nutritious as they are delicious. Creamy, sweet and soft, they are so versatile; whether you feel like having soup or pie, whether you want them mashed, roasted, cooked or even raw, they are just perfect no matter what and when. Sweet potatoes also have vast nutritional benefits, they’re full of anti-oxidants, contain beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) which helps the immune system, protects your vision, reduces cancer risks, cleans acne and more. They're also loaded with vitamin B5, which are absolutely necessary to make blood cells, so it’s always good to have (yes, I’m joking, but it really is vital). And they contain so much more good nutrients that I could name!
Another good side of sweet potatoes is that no matter how sweet they taste, they stay low in calories, are good carbs and actually “good” sugar too.
The sugar contained in sweet potatoes is considered low on the glycemic index; this is because your body breaks down this specific sugar slowly which prevents a sharp spike in your blood sugar.
One cup of raw sweet potato contains about 114 calories, 27 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams sugar, 2 grams protein and 0 grams fat. Sweet potatoes really are beneficial foods for your body.
So starting your day with sweet potatoes is a pretty good start to a healthy and sweet day!
Although I am not sure about the idea of waking up to potatoes, thankfully there are some good breakfast recipes out there that you will actually be more than happy to wake up to. Here are my 5 go-to's.