This creamy smooth sweet potato pudding is my favorite breakfast right now. The whole family loves it including my grandson Avery. It requires only 5 ingredients and is super easy to make. When you start your day with sufficient protein and fat your brain and body feel safe. Your body relaxes because there’s fuel but you don’t get the sugar spike.
It has an amazing creamy, rich, smooth texture like the best soft dessert you ever ate. The good news is there’s no cream or dairy. There’s also no sweetener. It’s made with sweet potatoes, coconut milk, almond butter and cinnamon. My favorite kind of recipe.The protein in this pudding comes from collagen. Have you ever used it? Collagen protein is one of the new hot things in the world of healthy eating.
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in your body. Most people like it because it keeps their skin smooth and prevents wrinkles. I find it makes my skin firmer and nails stronger. Yes, maybe a little fountain of youth.
I’ve also been using it to support my digestive system. It “seals and heals” the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Great for healing leaky gut.
It’s also fantastic for your joints and tendons. It’s like a “glue” that keeps your joints and tendons together.
Unfortunately, daily living tends to slow down the natural production of collagen. It’s a good idea to eat collagen rich foods regularly to replenish your body.
The food with the most amount of collagen is bone broth, which I love, but I don’t always feel like eating for breakfast. Recently a few companies have come out with an easy to use collage powder with all the beneficial properties. I like it because it doesn’t have any taste and dissolves nicely in hot or cold food. I include it in this recipe.
Benefits of Collagen
- reduces wrinkles and smoothes your skin
- eases joint pain
- helps heal leaky gut
- boosts metabolism
- strengthens nails, hair and teeth
- improves liver health
Collagen isn’t a vegan product. If you are vegan use your favorite vegan protein powder or hemp seeds in the recipe instead. You won’t get the benefits of collagen but you’ll get the good protein. If you use vanilla protein powder you’ll get a nice vanilla flavor.
Sweet potatoes are full of nutrients and antioxidants. They’re also high in fiber, especially if you get organic and leave the skins on. They’ve got lots of C and B vitamins. The orange color from the carotenoids provides Vitamin A and enhances the function of your immune system. Cinnamon helps regulate your blood sugar. The coconut milk supplies your body with healthy fat. Almond butter adds good protein and fat too.
Start by steaming the sweet potatoes. Use organic sweet potatoes if possible. They’re sweeter and you can leave the skin on for more nutrients and fiber. Once they’re soft put them in the blender with the coconut milk, almond butter, cinnamon and collagen. Serve immediately. Your pudding with be warm and creamy. Store whatever is left in the refrigerator and enjoy it cold the next day, that’s really good too.
This Sweet Potato Pudding is a luscious, creamy breakfast that provides 16 grams of protein to feed your body and brain. Also, soothing your digestive system, lubricating your joints and giving you beautiful skin, hair, and nails. What could be better?
Sweet Potato Pudding with 14 grams of collagen protein, good for your joints and muscles, digestive system and makes your skin, nails, and hair great. What could be better?
- 2 cups organic sweet potato, cut into chunks
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon creamy unsweetened almond butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- 2 scoops collagen or 1 scoop vegan protein powder or 2 tablespoons
- Stevia to taste (optional)
- Cut sweet potato into chunks (peel if not organic). Steam until soft, about 8 minutes. Alternately use already cooked sweet potatoes. If you steam them in the morning your pudding will be warm when you make it.
- Put sweet potato, almond butter, coconut milk, cinnamon and collagen (if using) into the blender.
- Blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness, add stevia if desired. Add additional coconut nut milk if you want it thinner.
- Spoon into a bowl.
- Serve warm or cold. To reheat it put into a pot and heat on low until warm.
- Category: Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Option
Isn’t it good to know when you eat good food, you’ll naturally feel happier? Your digestion will be strong, your hormones balanced and blood sugar stable.
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