Sara Marie’s Sweet Potato Casserole: #ShefitRecipes

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I hope you’re enjoying the New Year, and have found time for try one of my Shefit Recipes! From the Portabello Salsa Burgers, Healthy Protein Pizza, Homemade Guacamole, and Healthy Chicken Salad we featured during our fall Kickstarter campaign, to the Couscous and Panko-breaded Baked Chicken and Super Easy SUPERFOOD Winter Stew recipes we’ve featured on our blog these last few weeks, we hope you’ve been inspired to prepare snacks and meals to keep you fed, fit and fabulous! And speaking of fabulous, my FAB gym mates have been begging me to post my recipe for sweet potato casserole, a favorite with my family and friends. Remember our “Night Before Run” Sweet Potato Recipe last Thanksgiving? This also is a versatile, homey and classic dish you can prepare the night before a race, or for a family dinner… even something to bring over when you’re a houseguest! shefit-sara-marie-sweet-potato-casserole Sara Marie’s Sweet Potato Casserole For this recipe, you’ll need: BASE
  • 4 large sweet potatoes (or yams)
WET MIX
  • 2 egg whites, separated
  • 3/4 cup skim or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup blue agave sweetner
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
DRY MIX
  • 1/4 cup light brown pure cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup raw oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 TBSP raw unsalted butter
Instructions:
  1. Wrap the sweet potatoes in aluminum foil at 350°F until tender (approx. 45-60 minutes). Scoop out the inside into a food processor (or blender).
  2. Add the wet-mix ingredients (egg whites, milk, blue agave sweetener, vanilla extract, sea salt) into the food processor with the potatoes and pulse to make the mixture chunky.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly onto a baking dish.
  4. Then, in the food processor, add the dry-mix ingredients (light brown pure cane sugar, organic coconut sugar, pecans, raw oats, chia seeds, wheat germ, cinnamon, raw unsalted butter) and pulse until evenly mixed.
  5. Sprinkle the dry mix over the adulterated sweet potatoes that have been spread onto the baking dish. Bake at 350°F for an additional 30 minutes.
Let stand covered for 10 minutes, then serve very warm. (Refrigerate for up to three days or freeze for up to three weeks.) Just like our active-lifestyle apparel line, healthy food is always a HOT fashion! I really hope this dish from my kitchen makes it way to your supper or training table… for your team, family and friends… and of course for YOU! ♥, Sara Marie and the Shefit™ kitchen team

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