Baked sweet potato with cinnamon- peanutbutter

If I was forced to make a list of my top 5 most favorite foods, I would definitiely put sweet potato and peanutbutter on it. I never thought of combining them, but they truly are a match made in heaven. Sweet potatoes are such an amazing nutritional powerhouse and they offer a host of health benefits which far exceeds the nutrional value found in regular potatoes, for example they contain twice as much fiber. Not only are these orange- skinned root vegetables one of nature’s most unsurpassed sources of betacaroteen, they are also rich in vitamin C and E. These are all important antioxidants, which help to protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals and to strengthen your ability to help fight infection and disease.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 3 tablespoon organic crunchy peanutbutter
  • 1 tablespoon (almond/soy) milk
  • 2 medjoul dates, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins/ mulberries/ golden berries/ cranberries

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (180°C). Pierce tiny holes into the sweet potato with a fork, this will allow the heat to escape when cooking.
  2. Place the sweet potato on a baking tray, and bake for 45 minutes or until you can easily slice through smoothly.
  3. Cut lengthwise in half and scoop out a little bit of the flesh in the center of each half.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, combine the scooped out flesh with the peanutbutter, milk, dates cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  5. Put the mixture back in the sweet potatoe halves.
  6. Place the sweet potato again in the oven, but this time only for about 10 minutes.
  7. Top with raisins/ mulberries/ golden berries/ cranberries, or anything you prefer!
  8. Serve with a big salad for a main dish or just eat it as a nice snack:)

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This recipe truly is a flavor bomb with all the different spices, the crunchy, salty peanutbutter, against the soft, pillowy sweet potato in combination with the sweet berries on top!

Lots of love,

Leila

– Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly-

 

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