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Sweet potato! Such a beautiful and colourful ingredient! It is also so incredibly versatile, and tastes delicious in both savoury and sweet dishes. It is sweeter than white potato, so it is a great addition to baking and cakes, it also makes for a perfect breakfast.

Sweet potato is a starchy carbohydrate, which means that its’ digestion is nice and spread out, and does not cause blood sugar spikes. The long-lasting energy release from the potato helps you feel fuller for longer and helps maintain a healthy energy balance within the body, without any sugar crashes. Eating foods with a low GI and slow energy release helps reduce unwanted fatigue, control appetite and creates a better environment for the body to function in.

Besides being a slow carbohydrate, sweet potato contains a number of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, vitamin A and manganese. This root vegetable is also high in fibre, which promotes gut health and is full of antioxidants, that have cancer-fighting properties.

This Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl Cake recipe is for everyone who is aiming to eat healthier, care better for their body and improve their nutrition. It is also for those of you who do not like to waste time in the kitchen, it is simple and quick to make, but absolutely delicious. This morning recipe will fill you up until lunch and keep your energy levels up throughout those challenging morning hours, you will not get an energy dip post your meal.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl Cake

Ingredients

  • Peeled Baked Sweet Potato (110 g)
  • 60 ml egg whites
  • 1 scoop sweetened protein
  • 2/3 tsp baking powder
  • 40g Coconut Soya Yoghurt
  • Grated Zucchini
  • Cinnamon

Method:

  1. Blend the sweet potato in a blender into a puree.
  2. Mix all the ready ingredients together and put into an oven-safe dish.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 200* or until a knife comes out clean. You can get ready for the day ahead and do some routine chores while it is in the oven.
  4. Top with some delicious fruit and crunchy bits, and all the toppings that your heart desires. And, don’t forget to add some peanut butter – it is a game-changer (peanut butter always is, though).

Topping suggestions:

Nut butter, chopped nuts, crunchy granola, yoghurt, crunchy toasted coconut, fresh berries.

Starting your day with this delicious breakfast cake will make you much happier and much more productive. If you do your workout in the morning, this recipe contains a good amount of carbohydrates (35g) and almost 30g of protein to help support muscle building and recovery. It is the ultimate breakfast for any occasion!

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