Mashed potatoes is a popular dish across the world but it can be a little boring. But there’s a way to make your mashed potatoes healthier, tastier and much more interesting than your run-of-the-mill variety. Yes, you guessed it: mashed sweet potatoes!
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins B6, C, D and also carotenoids, iron, magnesium and potassium. They also contain anti-oxidants that protect you from cancer and keep signs of aging at bay.
Mashed sweet potatoes with herbs
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tbsp butter
- A handful of fresh mixed herbs, [I like coriander, parsley and thyme]
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Put the potatoes in a large pan of water and add the cumin seeds, garlic and cinnamon stick.
- Add a good pinch of salt and bring to the boil.
- After 15 minutes the sweet potatoes will be soft. Remove the cinnamon stick and drain.
- Mash the potatoes with the butter, herbs and lemon juice.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
This was first published in the November 2014 issue of Complete Wellbeing.
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