What's not to love? From colors to taste to nutrition in this dressing-free salad - it's a win! A secret spice takes this salad to an amazing level!
One of my favorites! I (and my dogs) loveeeee sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas), but who doesn't? They are rich in vitamin C, copper, manganese, fiber, magnesium, vitamin B5 & B6 and beta carotene. However, to get the beta carotene to convert to vitamin A, you have to use some good fats like coconut oil. This is crucial and most health sites and blogs won't tell you about this very important fact and that is because most people don't even know about the right way to cook and convert beta carotene in our diet to vitamin A - something sweet potatoes can greatly offer.
Another great thing I like about this recipe is that it is so easy and quick. Recipes like this one can be made any day of the week and are also a great way to increase your intake of root vegetables like sweet potatoes. Also, another thing to learn is that the longer you cook the sweet potatoes, the sweeter they get - yup. This is because they break down from starch into sugar called maltose, which is sweet (this is why they are used in baking!). This recipe cooks the sweet potatoes fast - boil and saute. Done. Just make sure you cut the sweet potatoes in smaller pieces so they can boil and saute quickly.
Sweet potatoes also have a very low glycemic index which makes them more desirable and easier to digest. I included some kale and topped it with some lemon juice as the vitamin C in the lemon juice (and the red bell pepper) helps the iron in kale to get absorbed much better by your body.
So, let's start this recipe!
FUN FACT: Plus, in this video you will get to see some beautiful flowers AND what's cooking in the kitchen for my DOGS!!
1. 4 large organic sweet potatoes
2. 1 whole bunch fresh organic kale
3. 1 organic red bell pepper
4. 1 organic tomato
5. 1 garlic
6. 2 large organic yellow onion
Spices & oils -
1. Organic, UN-refined coconut oil - 4 full tablespoonfuls!! Don't skip.
2. Organic Sea salt - per taste. Add less first, you can always adjust later.
3. Cayenne - per taste. Add less first, you can always adjust later. So, if you don't know, start with 1/4 teaspoon.
4. Black pepper.
5. Thyme - Start with 1 teaspoon. THIS will take it to another level!
Top with -
1. Organic olive oil
2. Dried basil
3. Lemon juice
Simple steps -
Watch the video/pics for step-by-step recipe.
Compost - Plz. start composting. Imagine if all of us stopped using plastic bags for such stupid reasons? How Earth will change overnight? If you don't have compost bin in your home, you can make one.
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