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No, there's not a typo in the title:) This is a sweet sweet potato delight. I was craving a sweet snack, and my mind drifted to a baked sweet potato I had in the fridge. Although I'm a huge fan of oats or pancakes, sometimes reaching for carbs in a fruit or vegetable is a way to maximize our nutrient intake! And if you're following a paleo or grain free diet, this is a great substitute for oats!

Although I had this as a snack, it was SO filling - I had to eat part of it later, and you could easily double if you wanted to make it into a meal. 

If you love the sweet potato praline dish everyone serves at Thanksgiving, here is a Paleo/ Whole30 version to knock your socks off! 


1/2-3/4 cup baked sweet potato
1-3 T almond or other plant-based milk
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla
1-2 scoops Vital Protein (use 2T if you are making as a meal)
1 T coconut oil
tiny pinch of salt (optional, some people prefer sweet with just a little bit of salt)
sweetener options: 1/3 banana, or 1/2-1 T coconut sugar
***if you're trying to make this as healthy as possible, reach for the banana!
Topping ideas: Georgia Grinders pecan butter (I promise you it is absolutely worth the $11 haha), dark chocolate (I love eating evolved) or a protein/fat/bliss ball, like my chocolate chip one here (recipe to come soon!)


Mix all ingredients (except toppings) together in a blender, I love my Vitamix! You may need to stop and scrape the mixture back down a few times. Using a spatula, scoop into a bowl. Top with pecan butter (gives it that Thanksgiving dish flavor!) or a handful of pecans, dark chocolate, or any other toppings you desire!

Why not just make this into a smoothie? For me, I find that I can often feel unsatisfied after a smoothie, yet I've consumed a large number of calories. Eating spoonfuls of something thicker with texture helps me to feel fuller longer (and chewing sends satiety signals to the brain).


Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, the form of Vitamin A that comes from plants (1). They are also a great place to get Vitamin C, manganese, copper, potassium, B vitamins, biotin, fiber, and phosphorous. They are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and may help stabilize blood sugar levels (while still tasting deliciously sweet!) 


Katie Buchanan