How to Make Sweet Potato & Spicy Pecan Crisp
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 60 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1. Coarsely chop through the nuts. In a large frying pan or cast iron, melt 2 tbsps of ghee over low-medium heat. Add maple syrup, a pinch of sea salt, and cayenne. Mix well, then add pecans and oats to your glaze mix. Stir to completely coat the nuts. Toast for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
How Can Sweet Potato & Spicy Pecan Crisp Make You Feel Great?
Healthy Comfort FoodSweet potatoes are much lighter than white potatoes, but offer the same comfort and satisfaction. Their sweetness makes them ideal for light dessert options. Sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, which means these roots can satisfy the appetite for long stretches. Sweet potato is also easy to digest and contains ample fiber to encourage good elimination.
A Dessert to Stabilize Blood SugarDespite the name "sweet," sweet potatoes may be a beneficial food for diabetics as preliminary studies revealed it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Pecans are high in proteins and unsaturated fats, which further stabilize blood sugar. Pecans also add invigorating proteins and help lower cholesterol. Yams are often labeled as a sweet potato, and medicinally are similar. However, yams have phyto-estrogens, while sweet potatoes are a diuretic. That makes yams ideal for Vata types who may be deficient, while sweet potato is ideal for Kapha types who tend to retain water.
Spice Up Your Life!Sweet and spicy is a winning combo. The rich, roasted tones of cayenne and savory sea salt off-set the sticky sweetness of sweet potatoes and dates. Thanks to the heat and appetite stimulating effects of cayenne powder, Vata and Kapha constitutions can happily enjoy this dish.
Nourishing OjasDates are rich, sweet, heavy and cool - they bring the body the prized ojas, bestowing strong immunity and a healthy "juiciness." Ojas is Ayurveda's word for deep vitality, to be seen in the sparkle of the eye or a healthy glow. Stay bright and vibrant through these darker months with Sweet Potato and Spicy Pecan Crisp!
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Sweet Potato & Spicy Pecan Crisp Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
Energy Vitality Strength:
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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