Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash

When I first started autoimmune protocol I didn’t eat sweet potatoes. I don’t even remember why. I just didn’t. But I eventually began eating them every now and then. Cut to recently, I noticed during the 21-Day Sugar Detox {level 3} that I was lagging considerably. So I am of the opinion that I need some starch to function optimally, have energy to keep up with the littles, keep up with Bugsy’s demand in the milk department {he still nurses like a champ!}, etc. I am going to try adding in other starches and see how well they work with/for me since sweet potatoes are more sugary than they are starchy.

But for now, I have sweet potatoes in my starch corner.

Sunday’s breakfast was pretty amazing. While The Mister manned the bacon, I prepped the rest of our breakfast. Avocado, grapefruit – check. I wanted to mix things up and wanted a little starch, so I made a quick sweet potato mash. It truly couldn’t be simpler!

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash

The Mister said he could eat this every day. I don’t know that I could, ha! I like variety… but it certainly was delicious. Luv shared hers with Bugsy and they both gobbled it up.

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Paleo, Primal
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Serves: 4
A delicious, simple sweet potato mash! Great with any meal.
  • 2 organic sweet potatoes, washed well and sliced thin
  • 3 TB organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • ½-1 tsp organic cinnamon, to taste
  • Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • Hickory smoked bacon, optional garnish
  1. Fill a medium stockpot with water, raise to medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Add sweet potatoes and let boil until fork tender, 12-15 minutes {depending on thickness}.
  3. Drain well and dump cooked potatoes in a Pyrex serving bowl.
  4. Add coconut oil, cinnamon, and sea salt. Using an immersion blender, break up the sweet potato and whip to desired consistency.
  5. Serve hot with optional garnish.

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  4 comments for “Cinnamon Sweet Potato Mash

  1. January 27, 2014 at 6:14pm

    We have some sweet potatoes… I was thinking about making some oven-baked fries with them, but this looks good too!
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  2. January 27, 2014 at 7:08pm

    Ooh baked sweet potato fries are always good, too 😀
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