I prefer my sweet potatoes hot out of the oven and plain. Sometimes, I might add a little nut butter, but there is nothing better than a piping hot syrupy plain old sweet tater. This potato was tee-tiny, and it only took about 30 minutes to bake in a 425 degree oven. Japanese sweet potatoes are a bit more starchy and dry. There was no syrup leaking out after it was done baking, but the flesh still tasted sweet with a custard like texture. The size was perfect, and despite no bright orange color, Japanese sweet potatoes are still high in Vitamins A and C.
This morning, I made Japanese sweet potato oat bran:
So, this was definitely not my favorite bowl of oat bran. I made my usual chia oats minus the rice protein powder as I really wanted to taste the sweet potato. After roasting my tiny potato, I just threw it in the Vita-Mix with my cooked chia oats and a handful of spinach. The cup of water I normally add was too much without the addition of the protein powder. My oats were too thin for my taste, and I could hardly even taste the sweet potato. Oh well, the crunchy almond butter topping was delicious as always.
I totally skipped out on my 6 AM Power Yoga class…again. I was awake, but just wasn’t feeling it. I’m hoping to fit in a walk later today and do a little yoga on my own.
OK, so who watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 last night? The last time I watched the show, they were renewing their vows in Hawaii. What happened?
CD’s Random Comment of The Day:
Jon wants out…I agree. So sad.