Sweet Potato Mash

It may be called a sweet potato, but this root vegetable has a very low glycemic index, which means it won’t spike your blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes are the ultimate source of healthy carbohydrates, and when coupled with the monounsaturated fat in extra virgin olive oil, they make the perfect brain-healthy dish.

From The Alzheimer’s Solution by Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, MD. Copyright 2017.

1 lb (or 2) Large sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
1/3 cup Unsweetened almond milk
¼ tsp Sea salt
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
Fresh thyme sprigs for garnish

Fill a medium-sized pot with about 2 inches water and set a steamer basket over the top. Place potato pieces in the basket and bring water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and steam until fork tender, about 5 minutes. Add more water if potatoes are not tender.

Once done, turn off the heat, remove water, and transfer the potatoes back into the pot.

With a potato masher, mash the sweet potatoes with almond milk, salt, and oil. Once mashed and smooth, serve while warm.