Yellow vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, are high in the fat-soluble vitamins A and E. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta- carotene and vitamin C; both potent antioxidants that play an important role in disease prevention and longevity. As an added benefit, this delicious Sweet Sweet Potato Chipotle Hash will also provide you with almost twice as much fiber as other types of potatoes!
As described in details in Conscious Eating, foods in the Chinese system are seen to have a directional influence on the flow of energy in the body. The foods with an upward movement are those that move energy from the lower parts of the body toward the chest and head. Their tastes may be neutral, pungent, sweet, and bitter. Some of these foods are apricots, sesame, cabbage, carrots, celery, sunflower seeds, apples, figs, grapes, honey, kidney beans and sweet potatoes. There are Six Major Food Qualities in Ayurveda Medicine, and sweet potatoes are neutral energy (balanced). In his book Rainbow Green-Live Cuisine, Dr. Cousens claims that sweet potatoes are especially balancing for Vata.
Are you interested in knowing more about Ayurveda Medicine and How to Individualize the Diet and Eat According to Your Constitution? See Conscious Eating, by Dr. Gabriel Cousens.
Raw Sweet Potato Chipotle Hash Recipe
- 4 Sweet Potatoes
- 1/2 Cup Ginger Juice
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Star Anise
- 3/4 tsp Chipotle
- 1 Diced Red Bell Pepper
- Chopped Snap Peas (handful)
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
- 1 TB Cacao Nibs
Chop sweet potatoes uniformly and place in food processor. Pulse first then process until smooth. Stir in peas and bell peppers. Mix all remaining ingredients, except nibs in separate bowl. Pour this mixture over sweet potatoes and stir. Stir in cacoa nibs. Enjoy!
This recipe was made in our Expanding Culinary Joy Class, which is Part II of the Conscious Eating Raw Food course taught at the Tree.
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