There are foods that are not all bad, like muffins which can burn fat and an excellent start for the day. The perfect breakfast!
These muffins are nutritive, delicious and full of health benefits.
The main ingredient is sweet potato. This veggie provides the muffin tastiness and great combination with maple syrup. This is not only a tasteful meal but rich with health benefits as well.
Why are sweet potatoes recommendable for consumption?
Sweet potatoes originated in Central and South Africa they are considered to be as one of the oldest veggie familiar to the human.
There is information old more than 10,000 years that this veggie has been eaten in the prehistoric times.
China is the biggest producer of sweet potatoes. Even 80 million tons, next comes Africa with 14 million tons, then South and Central America with only 2 million and the last is the USA with only one million grown sweet potatoes.
The content of sweet potatoes is rich with beta-carotene the responsible antioxidant in the fight against free radicals in the organism. Free radical are bad for our health, they can damage the DNA, and provoke mutation in the cells. These mutations are responsible for occurrences of different types of cancer.
The richness of the nutrients and low in calories makes it this veggie excellent choice for those who want to get rid of some pounds. Regarding vitamins, there are a lot in this veggie: Vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6, vitamin C and minerals like copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, biotin, fiber, and pantothenic acid.
Health benefits of sweet potatoes:
The health benefits of the veggie are related to the specific benefits from every vitamin and mineral. For example, the vitamin B6 helps in the reduction of homocysteine levels in the body, therefore preventing and reducing risks of heart attack.
Vitamin C is defending the body from colds and flus, makes easy wound to heal and recuperate, aids in the stress relieving and it is good for the skin because of the collagen production.
Vitamin D is great for the thyroid gland, in the formation of healthy bone cells, teeth and skin as well very important for the level of energy.
Magnesium is essential for healthy artery, blood, bone and the general health of the heart.
Iron is responsible for boosting the immunity and relieving stress.
And very important to mention is the anti-inflammatory properties that this veggie has and is very important in the fight against chronic and acute inflammation.
Sweet Potato Muffins
- 1 organic sweet potato, roasted (1 cup, packed)
- 2 tablespoon of organic olive oil
- ¼ cup of organic coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon
- ½ cup of pure organic maple syrup
- ¾ cup of organic canned coconut milk
- 1 cup of organic brown rice flour
- ⅛ teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
Turn to oven to temperature of 400 F and add some oil in the tray’s holes.
When it gets to the needed temperature, make little holes in the sweet potato and then place them in the pre-heated oven.
Let them cook for about 60 minutes or until they get soft. Take them from the oven when they are done, and leave them to cool down.
When they get cooled, take out the flesh and also add the pulp in a bowl. You can throw away the skin or use it as a snack, because it also contains a lot of vitamins, just like the vegetables.
Pour the milk, olive oil, and maple syrup and then mix them well in order to make them homogenous.
Use another bowl to combine the dry ingredient and after that add them to the dry potato.
Then pour the mixture into the tray and put it in the oven for about 30 minutes.