Creamy Sweet Potato Mash

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Sweet potatoes and avocado don’t normally sound like a perfect match, do they? Well, this Creamy Sweet Potato Mash proves otherwise!

Creamy Sweet Potato Mash |stephgaudreau.com

It’s not a rarity these days for folks to throw recipe ideas my way and ask me to bring them to life. This one’s no different! The concept for this super simple dish came from a CrossFit buddy, Justin. I’d never thought of combining these ingredients together so I was pretty pleased / surprised with how it came out. If you use sweet potato as a post-workout source of carbohydrate, you may want to save this tasty mash for a different meal since the fat from the avocado will slow digestion / absorption of the carbs.

Creamy Sweet Potato Mash |stephgaudreau.com

Creamy Sweet Potato Mash

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 272 kcal

Sweet potatoes and avocado don't normally sound like a perfect match, do they? Well, this Creamy Sweet Potato Mash proves otherwise!

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Ingredients

  • 1 large roasted** sweet potato skin removed
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Let it rip! You may need to scrape down the bowl at least once so that there are no chunks remaining (I mean, unless you like that sort of thing).
  3. I dipped crispy bacon into mine almost like it was dip (mmmm!) but consumption with a spoon is just as practical.
  4. *If the sweet potatoes are  roasted ahead of time.
  5. **Bonus tip: Roasted sweet potatoes are easy to make in advance and keep throughout the week for quick additions to meals. To roast the perfect sweet potato, set the oven to 425°F (~220°C). Line a baking sheet with foil. Place washed sweet potatoes on the tray. Roast for ~45 minutes (depends on how big they are…size, uh, matters), flipping upside down once during cooking. If you let them COOL completely, the skin should easily peel off. If you’re in a hurry and have asbestos fingers, you can go for the hot-peel method but it’s not pleasant!
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Sweet Potato Mash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 925mg26%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 18590IU372%
Vitamin C 13.2mg16%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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