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When breakfast seems more like a dessert we know we're off to a good start. Our sweet potato breakfast recipe will have you very confused. But we promise this dish is an actual breakfast option. That will keep you full and fuelled throughout the entire morning.
We know how important breakfast is. This meal will set the tone for the rest of the day. Not only because you'll end up hangry if you don't do it right. But because it's the meal that loads our bodies with energy when we are just getting the day started.
There's a big debate around breakfast being the most important meal of the day or not. And while there's a lot of research that sustains both sides I, personally have a hard time going about my day without breakfast.
Whenever I skip breakfast I feel like I am underperforming in every aspect of life. I feel sluggish, I get moody and I have serious brain fog. For that reason, I always try my best to start the day with a healthy nourishing meal that will keep me fuelled until lunchtime comes around.
With this sweet potato breakfast recipe, you won't have to worry about food the whole morning. It is super filling and it's packed with all sorts of nutrients and carbs, the kind of carbs we actually want to consume when we need a good amount of sustained energy.
We hear a lot of things about carbs and in a lot of cases we are led to believe carbs are the bad guy. But the truth is far from that, carbs are not necessarily bad, it's the complete opposite if we choose the right kind of carbs. We need a certain amount of this macronutrient to make sure we have a healthy diet.
Sweet potatoes are among the kind of carbs we want to be consuming for a variety of reasons. The body turns carbs into glucose which is then burned to produce energy. Since complex carbs take longer to digest, your body gets a sustained amount of energy for a longer period of time when compared to consuming simple carbs. You will feel full for longer and your heart won't have to deal with any insulin spikes.
We need nutrients to go with our morning carbs and turn this sweet potato breakfast into serious business. We don't need much. Almond butter, blueberries, sliced bananas, and soy yogurt add enough vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein to make it a whole meal.
You can make this sweet potato breakfast very easily. The potatoes go in the oven and once they are tender just throw everything on top and you are done! You can drizzle maple syrup on top if you want an extra touch of sweetness.
The sweet potatoes take a bit to cook in the oven. You can also stick'em in the microwave and significantly reduce the cooking time. I don't have a microwave so I'm stuck with the oven but this sweet potato breakfast is absolutely worth the wait!
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 334||From Fat 34|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5.8%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2.1%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 71g||23.8%|
|Dietry Fiber 10g||39.6%|
|Vitamin A 32233.33IU||644.7%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.71mg||35.7%|
|Vitamin C 22.42mg||37.4%|
|Vitamin D 33.13IU||8.3%|
|Vitamin E 1.83mg||6.1%|
|Vitamin K1 11.52µg||14.4%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 2.07mg||20.7%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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