Oven Roasted Mashed Blue Sweet Potatoes

Oven Roasted Mashed Blue Sweet Potatoes
Recipe type: Strategic Starch
Cuisine: Paleo, Food
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Serves: 4-6
STRATEGIC STARCHING Blue Yam Eat fat, and eat a lot of it. From grass fed tallow, to pasture-raised lard and from coconut oil to avocados, making sure to incorporate plenty of natural fats into our daily regime is key in promoting optimal brain health, achieving and maintaining a lean body weight and keeping our risk for developing diabetes and other modern day illnesses low. Does that mean we all have to go keto and cut all carbs? Not by any means. Rather, we just need to be strategic in our starching. Preparing for a busy day in the office with back to back client meetings from a nutritional standpoint is vastly different than preparing for a feat of endurance. Even the most fat adapted athlete will benefit from adding some strategic carbs into the mix in order to ensure glycogen stores are optimally topped off so that when needed and appropriate, we can easily access what is, in effect, rocket fuel! Here’s a recipe favorite starch of choice that I enjoy each and every time I have the opportunity to race here on the big island of Kona.
  • 1 pound organic blue sweet potatoes (also called Ube or Japanese Sweet Potatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Coconut oil
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Optional: natural powdered onion and / or garlic
  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Place large, flat baking sheet inside
  3. Wash sweet potatoes and cut into equal sized, large pieces
  4. Add baking soda to large pot of water and heat to boiling on stove top
  5. Add potato pieces to pot and also to return to boil
  6. Once boiled, drain out all water, reduce flame to medium and add 2 tablespoons coconut oil to pot
  7. Stir with spatula to combine (roughy one minute) then turn off heat
  8. Transfer mixture to heated baking dish in oven, making sure to place cut side of piece flat on surface
  9. Cook 20 - 30 minutes, turning pieces halfway to ensure even browning
  10. Once browned, turn off heat, remove pieces from tray and place in large, flat bowl
  11. Add salt to taste as well as optional spices
  12. Let sit, covered with foil, for 10 minutes and serve with your favorite veggies and wild fish or grass fed steak for the perfect pre-race dinner!