Sweet Potato Cookies
1 cup cashew or almond butter
1 can sweet potato puree (1 cup) * can also use pumpkin
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1.5 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
6 cups of add-ins (choice of any combo of nuts, seeds and/or dried fruit)
Bake at 350 degree for 15 minutes.
Sweet Potato has massive amounts of beta-carotene that is not only an important antioxidant to help with recovery, but also great for soft tissue and skin. They also have twice the amount of fibre as white potatoes. Extra bonus for the active adult – they have high levels of vitamin B6 (an important nutrient to the athlete) and minerals potassium, iron, magnesium and vitamin D.