Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Two Of My Fav's Mixed Together

Sweet Potatoes and Almond Butter are two of my favorite things, combine them together and whoa delicious.

Here is a little mixture you can try if you are like me and love these two food items. 

1/2 baked sweet potato
1 Tbsp. Almond Butter or other nut butter you prefer. (just remember peanuts are not a nut)
Dash of cinnamon
sprinkle with Coco Nibs and unsweetened coconut flakes

Basically heat the sweet potato and mash it in a bowl with a fork.  Stir in the almond butter and cinnamon until blended.  Sprinkle with coco nibs and unsweetened coconut flakes. Then eat up!

This would be something good to eat post workout (preferably within an hour of workout) or on a day with multiple workouts, just make sure you have about 30-60 minutes to digest before the next workout. 

You can find coco nibs in the bulk section at Whole Foods, they are sun dried coco and are unsweetened.  They can have a slightly bitter taste but they are crunchy and are a fun topping for things like almond butter and fruit, if you eat yogurt they are good mixed in that or on top of fruit with coconut milk. 

I am trying to cook up what meat is left in my freezer to prepare for the cow share delivery next week (more on that later).  I cooked up a pack of chicken thighs, they are always convenient to have in the fridge. 

I also threw a beef brisket in the crock-pot with carrots and celery.  I let it cook over night on low, and it came out perfect.  I added about 1.5 cups of water to it as well.

What are some of your favorite real foods?  Can you combine them to make it even more awesome?

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