Need a quick grab and go breakfast that will satiate you straight through lunch? Try this Sweet Potato and Coconut Chia Pudding Parfait.
If you’d rather spend your precious minutes before work meditating, reading, journaling, working out, or hey, just sleeping, consider making this parfait the night before, so you can just grab it on the way out the door, and eat it once you get seated at your desk.
This is a great recipe to batch cook on a Sunday, and make a few to use throughout the week. They should last up to 4 days (the sweet potato pudding lasts 5 days, but the coconut chia pudding only lasts about 4.)
Sweet Potato Benefits
Sweet potatoes offer a number of health-boosting benefits, including:
- Promotes Clear Skin: Sweet potatoes can help keep acne at bay, thanks to their super high Vitamin A content. You get nearly 400% of the recommended daily value (DV) per cup. This parfait includes healthy fats, thanks to coconut milk and coconut oil, which help you absorb the most Vitamin A.
- Anti-inflammatory benefits: Sweet potatoes provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Purple sweet potatoes in particular, are an even better source, and contain a type of antioxidant called anthocyanins, which are being studied for their potential cancer protective benefits.
- Supports Healthy Digestion: Sweet potatoes provide about 7 grams, or 26% DV, of fiber. This will not only help satiate you, but also supports healthy digestion and elimination.
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Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers a 28-day healthy eating meal plan that teaches you how to batch cook, as well as one to clear up acne. Her most popular program is EatSLIM, a 10-week online group glass that guides participants to develop healthy eating habits that stick – and lose weight, boost their metabolism, improve their digestion, and quit sugar.
She writes healthy and delicious plant-based recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of the #1 New Release on Amazon, The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke, which has been praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazines. You can find her on instagram @mariamarlowe.