Everyone by now has heard of or had avocados on toast, which is great but, as I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes, I thought why not have a carb free version? This is flavoursome recipe is a perfect weekend breakfast or brunch. It takes only 10-12 minutes to cook and it will keep you satisfied for hours.
Ingredients: Serves 2 people and it is 2½ of your 10 a day per person
1 x medium sweet potato sliced lengthways with a 1 cm thickness
1 x medium avocado peeled and the stone removed
½ x red pepper diced
¼ x lime juiced
Pinch of cracked black pepper
Pinch of chilli flakes
Pinch of fresh coriander finely chopped
4 x sprays of coconut oil
1 Place the sweet potato on a baking tray and spray both sides with the oil, then place under the grill on a medium setting. Cook for 10 minutes turning frequently, until they have a little colour.
2 Meanwhile, mash the avocados with a fork.
3 Add the lime juice to the avocados and mix.
4 Then add the red peppers, cracked black pepper, chilli flakes and coriander, then mix.
5 When the sweet potatoes are cooked remove from the grill and place the sweet potatoes on a plate.
6 Spoon the avocado mix onto the sweet potatoes, then enjoy.
Sweet potatoes contain no cholesterol and it is rich in dietary fibre, anti-oxidants, beta-carotene and vitamin-A, which helps you protect form lung and oral cancers. It has many essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6, iron and calcium
Avocados are nutrient-dense and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. They are high in fibre, potassium, and copper. They are also rich in vitamin-B, vitamin B-9, vitamin-C, vitamin-E and vitamin-K. They have a low GI, are low in sugar and saturated fats, they also do not contain any cholesterol or sodium. These is what makes avocados a super food.
Red peppers are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamin-A, vitamin-B, vitamin-C, vitamin-E, potassium and zinc.
Chilli flakes contain anti-bacterial and anti-diabetic properties and lowers cholesterol. They are rich in vitamin-C which is important for the collagen required for blood vessels, skin, and bones. It also has vitamin-A, B-complex, capsaicin which relaxes blood vessels which lowers blood pressure, potassium which helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
Coriander is a reliable source of dietary fibre, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, folic acid, niacin, vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-K which helps with brain function and Alzheimer’s.
Coconut oil can make you reduce your hunger, make you eat less and burn more fat, and lose harmful abdominal fat. It also helps you reduce blood cholesterol levels and boost brain function and strengthens the immune system.
Lime Juice not only does it cleanse the body of toxins and radiation, it is well known for its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, it helps strengthen immune system. It is also rich in vitamin-C which has anti-cancer properties, when drizzled on rocket or leafy greens it helps our body absorb the iron.