These mashed sweet potatoes are delicious and kid friendly. This easy and simple recipe uses the anti-inflammatory spice: turmeric.
This mashed sweet potatoes with coconut milk recipe is one of my go-to side dishes. It is very easy to make and very simple. And it's a nice way to use turmeric.
- sweet potato. I recommend using orange sweet potatoes for this recipe. I have tried it once with purple sweet potatoes. But the orange color of turmeric mixed to the purple color of the sweet potatoes really made an ugly color. And I can assure you that when your mashed sweet potatoes don't look good, you really enjoy them less.
- turmeric. This orange colored spice comes from a rhizome (a root) called curcuma longa. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
- coconut milk. In this recipe, coconut milk is there both for taste and for its role with turmeric. In this recipe, coconut milk makes the turmeric more available for our bodies to absorb because it is fat-soluble.
- black pepper to taste (black pepper is an early reintroduction for AIP diet, omit if you haven't reintroduced it successfully). Black pepper also helps the absorption of curcumin by our body.
- sea salt
How to make this recipe
- Peel the sweet potato and slice it into pieces. Cook it in a steamer for 20 to 25 minutes or until it is tender.
- Transfer the sweet potato in a bowl and mash it with a fork. Add the coconut milk, turmeric, salt and pepper and voilà, serve immediately. Bon appétit !
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