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Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Apples

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mashed_sweet_potatoes_and_applesHappy first day of June!  Crazy, right?  Time is a-flyin’ these days, and it is hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through 2015.  It really is true what they say.  The older you get, the faster time goes by.

mashed_sweet_potatoes_and_apples 7You may be wondering why I am sharing a recipe that looks a bit Thanksgiving-esque.  In all honesty, it is probably because I don’t always give much thought to the seasons when I am cooking.  I make what I’m craving, what sounds good to my body, and what is (mostly) good for my body.  So while it may not be sweet potato or apple season, I have been eating both like crazy lately.

mashed_sweet_potatoes_and_apples 3I am a sucker for sweet potato fries and baked sweet potatoes, but this past weekend I was craving something a bit different.  I really wanted straight-up comfort food.  And to me, comfort food = mashed potatoes.

mashed_sweet_potatoes_and_apples 5I did not want to make just any mashed sweet potatoes, though.  I decided to jazz them up a bit with apples and a hint of honey.  If you are going to make sweet potatoes, you might as well make them extra sweet!

mashed_sweet_potatoes_and_apples 2 graphicMashed Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Vegetarian + Gluten-Free

Serves 3 to 4, as a side

Ingredients

3 medium to large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (I used Pink Lady)
1/8 cup + 1 TB Almond Breeze Vanilla with a Hint of Honey Almondmilk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 to 2 TB honey, depending on how sweet you like ’em

Directions

1. Place peeled and cut sweet potatoes and apples into a medium saucepan.  Cover with cold water.  Place the saucepan on the stove top over high heat and bring the water to a boil.

2. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium, cover, and boil for approximately 15 minutes.

3. Once the potatoes and apples are fork-tender, drain in a colander.

4. Place cooked potatoes and apples into a food processor.  Add milk, cinnamon, and honey.  Blend for approximately 30 to 60 seconds, or until desired texture is reached.  You may need to scrape down the sides once or twice with a spatula.  Add additional cinnamon and/or honey, if desired.

*You can also use a stand or hand mixer in place of the food processor.

mashed_sweet_potatoes_and_apples 6These tators pair perfectly as a side to your favorite protein, or can be eaten straight from the bowl for a snack.  Heck, I’d even go as far as saying that they would make a delicious breakfast food when topped off with a bit of nut butter.  They are definitely sweet enough if that is your thang in the a.m.

mashed_sweet_potatoes_and_applesWe might be entering into the warmest months of the year, but I truly believe comfort food should be enjoyed year round.

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  • Carmen Perez (listen2mama) June 1, 2015, 8:04 am
    Oh I love sweet potatoes, this dish looks so yummy!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 9:21 am
      Sweet potatoes are definitely one of my favorite foods. I'm so glad you agree!
  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat June 1, 2015, 8:30 am
    Mashed sweet potatoes are the best and I would imagine adding in apples and honey make them out of this world! Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted...Shakeology Giveaway WinnersMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 9:22 am
      They are seriously awesome! I don't think I will ever make plain mashed sweet potatoes again.
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul June 1, 2015, 9:23 am
    I love mashed sweet potatoes! These look so yummy!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 10:27 am
      They are the best! But then again, sweet potatoes in any form are pretty much always good ;)
  • sarahem June 1, 2015, 9:32 am
    This made me think of Isa's hottie black eyed peas recipe, which is one of my favorite things to eat: http://www.theppk.com/2011/12/hottie-black-eyed-peas-with-ginger-sweet-potatoes-apples/
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 12:05 pm
      Um, yum!! That sounds amazing! I have had the pleasure of eating Isa's food since I live in Omaha where her restaurant is. It is killer!
  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog June 1, 2015, 10:26 am
    Man, you always come up with the most interesting flavor combinations that I would never have thought of. This sounds delicious! Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog recently posted...Tequila & Lime SpritzerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 11:16 am
      Haha, like I've always said.. my brain works in weird ways ;) I hope you give them a try!
  • Lauren Allen June 1, 2015, 12:38 pm
    Blue Diamond Almond Milk is the BEST! I can't wait to try this recipe! Lauren Allen recently posted...Creamy Summer Pasta SaladMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 4:19 pm
      You've got that right! I love it and this flavor!
  • Linz @ Itz Linz June 1, 2015, 12:43 pm
    i'm seriously OBSESSED with the hint of honey almond milk! Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted...#WeHeartSTLMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 4:49 pm
      It is SO good! I love how just perfectly sweet it is. It makes me wish I liked coffee because I bet it would be so good that way!
  • Ashley June 1, 2015, 12:53 pm
    I am ALWAYS in the mood for sweet potatoes! :) This looks wonderful! I haven't seen that flavor of almond milk yet by us - I'm going to have to keep an eye out for it! Ashley recently posted...Thai Vegetable Quesadillas with Cilantro PestoMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 4:50 pm
      Oh you definitely need to be on the lookout! It's delicious!
  • Trisha June 1, 2015, 4:04 pm
    Sounds delish! We eat sweet potatoes year round here. :) Trisha recently posted...Flourless Chocolate CakeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 4:51 pm
      I'm glad I am not the only one. They are definitely a staple in my diet!
  • Farrah June 1, 2015, 6:03 pm
    Sigh...now you have me wanting this AND sweet potato fries! *-* Farrah recently posted...Sleep HygieneMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 1, 2015, 7:24 pm
      I think you better make both! ;)
  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} June 1, 2015, 9:49 pm
    Amen to enjoying comfort food all year long! This look fantastic. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} recently posted...Gluten-free Raspberry Chocolate Chip BarsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 2, 2015, 7:27 am
      I'm so glad you agree! I definitely think would should enjoy our favorites no matter what time of year it is!
  • Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating June 1, 2015, 9:58 pm
    I don't care what time of the year it is, I'm ALWAYS craving sweet potatoes and apples. Those are just staples in my diet. I have tried the almond milk with hint of honey and I enjoyed it! Way to be creative in using it as an ingredient with this recipe.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 2, 2015, 7:28 am
      I agree that there are just some foods that ALWAYS taste good and always make it into my diet no matter what time of year it is.. and thank goodness!
  • Mel June 2, 2015, 8:02 am
    This looks wonderful. Comfort food should be enjoyed all the time!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 2, 2015, 3:37 pm
      Thanks Mel! I'm so glad you agree :)
  • Alissa Apel June 2, 2015, 9:31 am
    These sound so good! I love sweet potatoes. I can't get anyone else in my family to share my love though. Maybe they'll love them if I make this! Alissa Apel recently posted...Aztec Gold Chia Seeds Packet ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 2, 2015, 3:38 pm
      What a bummer! But hey, if they don't love them then at least there is more for you to enjoy ;)
  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks June 2, 2015, 12:19 pm
    I may take this recipe and turn it into a soup...yum! Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks recently posted...Turkish Stuffed Eggplant + 4th Cooking Resolution!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 2, 2015, 3:39 pm
      Oh, I bet that would be SO good! I'm not sure why it wouldn't be!
  • Jessica @ Moxie and Mischief June 2, 2015, 8:13 pm
    This sounds amazing! Jessica @ Moxie and Mischief recently posted...Small Style: Boho BabyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 2, 2015, 8:51 pm
      I sure think it is... though I might be biased! ;)

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