If you listened in on the last Coastal Noise Podcast (#16), you may have heard us talk a little bit about the Paleo Diet, what it is, and how I've been implementing some of its principals into my own diet for a personal experiment. I'm currently looking about a few books and online sources for what the deal is with dairy products, such as grass fed butter, and flour alternatives, such as almond and coconut. But as I was reading through one of Dr. Cordain's books, I found this incredibly good looking recipe that aims to replace "energy bars" for athletes with wholesome sweet potatoes infused with almonds. I took the concept and ran with it. Not even an hour ago, I tasted my first completed batch and was very pleased. This is one I'll be keeping for the books. Here is what I did and what you'll need. The measurements for the side ingredients (the nuts mostly) are rough, but you can modify the amount based on your taste preference.
Be sure to check back again soon, as I plan to make another article about my "Paleo Flour" discoveries.
2 sweet potatoes
A handful of almonds
A handful of sunflower seeds
A handful of dark chocolate chips
A teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Coconut flakes to top with
Dash of salt
Cook the potatoes. You can do this in the oven or microwave.
Blend the ingredients you have chosen out of the almonds, chocolate, and sunflower seeds in a blinder or food processor to make.
Cut yams in half, lengthwise after they have cooled.
Sprinkle the blended ingredients over the yams and using your spoon, press or mix into the potatoes. Top with ground cinnamon and a little bit of coconut flakes if desired.
Cover with plastic and shape into a roll. Place in the freezer for thirty minutes to cool.