March 10, 2018

Adaptogenic Sweet Potato Porridge

Eat Luteal Phase

In honor of March being National Women’s Month, I only found it fitting to share a hormone balancing breakfast recipe. It’s warming on the digestive system and packed full of regulating nutrients. Whether you’re an adaptogen pro or new to the game, Maca is one of the most popular hormone-regulating tools. Like all adaptogens, it’s responsible for creating homeostasis in the body. I also love this recipe because there are zero added sugars! Hello, healthy blood sugar levels.

With all of the excess man-made estrogen in the environment, using my silicone Stasher bag to prep this makes it hormone-friendly. It’s so easy to create a plastic-free home with tools like these.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats or alternative hot cereal blend
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp. maca powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. milled flax seed
  • pumpkin seeds + extra cinnamon to garnish

Make

  1. Prep overnight oats by mixing 1 cup of old-fashioned oats with flax seed and 1 cup almond milk and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Let sit until morning!
  2. Either the night before or the morning of, peel, dice, and steam sweet potatoes in a 1/2 gallon Stasher bag until soft to the touch.
  3. Add steamed sweet potatoes to a blender with cinnamon, maca, and a touch of almond milk. Blend on high for about a minute or until a smooth puree is formed.
  4. Top overnight oats with the maca sweet potato mixture, pumpkin seeds, and extra cinnamon.
  5. Enjoy hot or cold!

*This post was written for Stasher Bag*

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Steph 18:26 March 14, 2019 Reply
Thank you for sharing so many recipes. I am a little confused though...I found your site through searching for Gastroparesis and your journey but so many recipes have seeds or nut, skins on your cucumber. Can you recommend a couple recipes from your collection that better serve someone in the thick of dealing with gastroparesis? Thanks so much.
    nourishsankalpa 14:15 March 20, 2019 Reply
    Hi, Steph! I’m so sorry to hear you’re really in the thick of it. I too still have my ups and downs, healing is never linear. Some days I’m able to tolerate skins and seeds, some days I’m not — it’s a work in progress and everyone is so different! I recommend adapting some of the recipes. I usually peel my cucumbers for meals, especially if eating then in the evening. As for the nuts and seeds, I’ve had to build my body up to those. Maybe start with a little nut/seed butter when you’re ready before jumping into eating them whole. The black bean sweet potato burgers might be a good choice for you, as with any new recipe start with a little. All of the smoothies without extra toppings, overnight oat bowls without seeds if you’re okay with a little fiber, and rice bowls. I’ll be adding a lot more content in the near future so stay tuned! I definitely recommend adding a digestive enzyme with meals too if you haven’t done that already — it’s helped me SO much. I also post recipes of every day dishes on my instagram stories if you’re not already following! Best wishes, let me know if you have any other questions! Xx

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