My Sweet Potato Pudding is a great example. Sweet potatoes are nutritional power houses, taste awesome, and provide complex, slow digesting carbs. Oh, and did I mention that they taste awesome?
But when you’re shooting for 200 grams of protein a day, a sweet potato for a snack isn’t going to get you there. So I started experimenting, and found they taste great mashed and mixed with Greek yogurt.
Another thing I had been mixing with Greek yogurt was peanut butter and protein powder, so that got me thinking, why not marry them all together? What I ended up with was simple, delicious Sweet Potato “Pudding.” It might sound weird, but trust me, it’s really good!
1 cup mashed sweet potato (or 2/3 a medium-large spud)
1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt (Chobani or Fage are my favorites)
2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
Optional: Dash of cinnamon and a dash of cayenne pepper
Mix mashed potatoes and peanut butter in a big bowl, stirring until well combined. Add yogurt, then protein powder, and stir stir stir until mixture is smooth and creamy.
Nutrition is dependent on your protein powder and yogurt. I eat the whole thing either as my second breakfast on workout days or as lunch.
Sat. fat: 1.5g