Surprise…It's Not Orange

by HEAB on May 26, 2009

In continuing with Katie’s New Foods Challenge, I tried a yellow Japanese sweet potato. (Thanks for the recommendation Crystal!)

Looks plain, but trust was sweet. :)

Looks plain, but trust was sweet. :)

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:

Baby food with almond butter.

Baby food with almond butter.

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. :(

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