|Chai Spice Sweet Potato|
One of the tricks of healthy eating is to make sure that your healthier food options are jam-packed with flavor.
As I seem to be on a sweet potato kick (like my sweet potato and carrot smoothie from last week), I thought I'd show you how you can up the flavor of a baked sweet potato and transform it into a satisfying lunch or side dish.
The secret ingredient in these mashed sweet potatoes is spiced tea or chai!
I brew up a strong cup of tea using an herbal spiced tea and use some of the liquid to mash up a baked sweet potato. Topping this mixture with some lightly toasted hemp seeds makes for a vitamin-, fiber-, and protein-rich small dish. It's a lovely alternative to a cup of soup or salad for lunch.
What are your tricks for adding flavor without adding stuff you don't want?
Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato
1 baked sweet potato
1-3 tablespoons brewed spice tea, like chai
2-4 tablespoons shelled hemp seeds
Scoop flesh from sweet potato.
Mash with a fork.
Stir in a little tea at a time until you have your desired texture.
In a dry skillet, heat hemp seeds over medium flame for 30 seconds or so; until fragrant, but not burned.
Sprinkle hemp seeds over potato.
I shared this with Gluten-free Fridays and Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.
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