Does this gray weather make you feel more intuitive and thoughtful, or is it just me? This pre-blizzard sky in VA is making me want to cozy up with some butter matcha tea and contemplate the meaning of life for an hour or so. Instead, I’m blogging about the best mashed sweet potatoes I’ve ever had! After I tell you a little about my newest growing addiction to yoga.
So i’ve been around the ringer with yoga a little bit, (read about my experience here) and I’m officially addicted to Baptiste Power Vinyasa. Sounds like a complicated, intimidating.. thing- I know. But its freakin AWESOME! The flow of class is strengthening, mobilizing, and extremely energizing. After an hour of vinyasa’s, my body is ready for a break though, holy S***. I never thought I would be even remotely sore from yoga after years of crossfit, D1 track, and gymnastics. It’s a different kind of strength than I’m used to, but I’m in love with how it’s toning my muscles, detoxing my body, and strengthening my ability to just “be”. Go find a power yoga studio near you and try it!
These ↓ mashed sweet potatoes have been a straight up staple in our apartment the last few months. Stu comes home starving every night and I gotta find a way to feed this hungry beast! Just kidding, but really. It’s a struggle most nights to get this running fool to bed with a full tummy. The cure? TONS of fat, protein, and complex carbs! (and nuts and seeds and veggies and seafood and much more)
We love sweet potatoes. The amount of sweet potatoes we buy each grocery trip is almost embarrassing, but you know. Gotta do what you gotta do. Gotta get those slow releasing complex carbs in the system for sustained energy before and after long workouts, and looooong days. I Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have!
- 4 Lg sweet potatoes, cut into ~2″ cubes (leave the skin on for extra fiber!)
- 4 tbsp grassfed butter, separated
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- dash of ground black pepper
- Bring 5 cups of water + 1 tsp salt to a boil in a medium sized stock pot
- Add the cubed sweet potatoes to the boiling water
- Allow the potatoes to boil for about 10-15 minutes, or until soft when poked with a fork
- Strain the potatoes, then add them to your mixing bowl
- Turn the mixer to a low setting (2-3) and slowly add the butter, salt, garlic powder, and pepper
- Once combined, turn mixer up to a medium setting (3-5) for about 2-3 minutes until potatoes are light and fluffy