Mashed Pumpkin Sweet Potato

Guess what? I still have some more of that pumpkin left! Here’s a much healthier alternative to your mashed potatoes. This dish is rich in fiber and vitamins A and C. This puree may help stabilize blood sugar levels in diabetics, according to research on sweet potatoes. It also has a good supply of potassium and zinc, thanks to the wonderfully healthy pumpkin. Yu can use butter instead of olive oil, making this dish no longer vegan. You can also use coconut oil, which would make this dish fluffier and would also give it a wonderful coconut aroma.

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Vegan Mashed Pumpkin Sweet Potato

Mashed Pumpkin Sweet Potato

By Dr. Anastasia Published: October 14, 2011

  • Cook: 6-10 mins

Guess what? I still have some more of that pumpkin left! Here's a much healthier alternative to your mashed potatoes. This dish is …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan cover potatoes with water. Bring to boil and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 6-10 minutes. Sauté onions in a pan with a bit of olive oil. Onions should should be tender and golden. If the pan gets dry while cooking, sprinkle a bit of water into the pan. Drain potatoes, put them in a large bowl. Mash the potatoes up and mix in the pumpkin. Return to pan with onions. Lower heat to the lowest flame possible. Add olive oil, maple syrup and spices. Stir. If you like your mashed potatoes thinner, add a few tablespoons of milk of any kind or water.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.

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