A Sweet Little Trick

Sweet potatoes are awesome! They’re chalk a block full of vitamin A, beta carotene, and fiber. There’ve got manganese, some B vitamins, tryptophan, and potassium. Not only do sweet potatoes give you an antioxidant boost, help balance your blood sugar and reduce inflammation, they taste great too!

Here’s a cool tip for getting all you can out of the wonderful sweet potato:

Cook your chopped sweet potato with just enough water to cover. When tender, strain off the liquid into a container and keep in the fridge. This golden liquid is sweet and delicious. Use it as a soup broth or add it to sauteed greens instead of water. I just made some collard greens with onion, garlic and sweet potato broth. The hint of sweetness adds a whole new layer to the dish. YUM! I may even try to bake with it…it’s that good!!!

April 17, 2012 - 8:30 pm

foodrefashionista - Great idea! When I make pureed soups, I usually drain off some liquid to make sure the puree is as thick as I want it to be. I find that another good source of liquid. Anyway, thanks for the post.

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