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RECIPE: the breakfast potato.

If someone would have told me a month ago that I would (gladly) be having potatoes for breakfast, I would have called them crazy. Thanks to a week-long stay at VIVAMAYR, however, I now eat potatoes in all shapes, forms and sizes daily, sometimes even twice daily…
Fast forward a few weeks and I have actually come to love the idea of starting my day with a big potato. It took some time getting used to and a bit of practise and creativity, but the result is an amazing sweet potato breakfast that I enjoy every other morning. Admittedly, sweet potatoes are much easier to “dress up” as breakfast than regular potatoes. If you are ever stuck on the potato-diet, I can recommend regular potatoes with half an avocado and smoked salmon as a savory breakfast. Luckily, sweet potatoes are allowed on my “diet”, so I will stick to those until the doctors tell me otherwise.

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Currently, I wake up on my own between 6 and 7 am most days. Don’t ask my why or how (I guess it may be the newfound energy thanks to the no-sugar-diet), but I love it. It gives me so much more time in the mornings that cooking a sweet potato for 30-40 minutes easily fits into my morning routine. Here is how I make my sweet potato breakfast.

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Breakfast

  • 1 large sweet potato (ca. 250 gr)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
  • ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds

The first thing I do after getting out of bed is bringing a medium pot with water to a boil. I add the sweet potato (complete with skin and everything) and go about getting ready. After a few minutes I usually reduce the boiling to a medium heat and let it cook for half an hour. For this breakfast recipe, the potato should be rather over-cooked than under-cooked.
After about 30-40 minutes, I give it a poke with a knife to see if it is done. When the inside is soft, I take the potato out of the water and cut it in half. The flesh of the potato should now more or less fall out of the skin.
Place the hot potato halves in a bowl and top with coconut oil, spread the almond butter on it and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon (or a ton of cinnamon if your name is Vicky). Then top it off with some cacao nibs and hemp seeds for a bit of crunch and additional healthy omega-3 fats in the hemp seeds. Bon appetit!

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  • Birgit
    2 years ago

    respekt, dass du das so toll hinbekommst mit den “wenigen” nahrungsmitteln, die du essen darfst.
    meine eltern (eigentlich nur mein papa, aber mama hat mitgemacht, damit papa durchhält ;)) mussten auch einmal für 2 monate eine sehr strenge ernährungsweise durchziehen … die hatten auch ein strenges zucker und gluten-verbot, durften aber im gegensatz zu dir wenigstens eier essen, so war das frühstück ein bisschen einfacher.
    ich bewundere das sehr, wenn man das so konsequent durchhält.

  • 2 years ago

    Mal ein ganz anderes Frühstück zu dem, was ich normalerweise esse, aber es sieht echt lecker aus!
    Da ich sowieso schon genug Zucker zu mir nehme, da ich ein richtiger Süßzahn bin, sollte ich das Frühstück vielleicht auch mal ausprobieren.

    xx Julia

  • 2 years ago

    Ich habe auch schon gehört, dass diese Kombi total lecker sein soll, aber ehrlich gesagt habe ich mich noch nicht getraut, es auszuprobieren! <3
    Aber es sieht total Hammer aus, muss ich wirklich Mal machen, auf jeden Fall danke für die Inspiration und das Rezept!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Sandra /

  • Tatjana
    2 years ago

    Nur ein kleiner Tipp, sweet potato mit der gabel ein paar mal einstechen, in ein feuchtes stück küchenrolle wickeln und für ca 8-9 minuten in die Mikrowelle geben 🙂 hab sweet potato noch nie auf “süß” probiert mit zimt & kakao, werds demnächst mal testen 🙂

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  • 2 years ago

    in der burggasse 24 gibt’s auch Süßkartoffel zum frühstück und ich liebs! 🙂 zwar könnt ichs nicht um 7 essen, aber meistens frühstücke ich ohnehin erst gegen 10 in der Redaktion. danke für das Rezept!
    xoxo, carina

  • 2 years ago

    Ich liebe Kartoffeln. Süßkartoffeln mal in einer süßen Variante zu probieren ist mir bisher aber noch nicht in den Sinn gekommen. Das werde ich die Tage aber ausprobieren.
    Liebe Grüße, Esther

  • A
    2 years ago

    If someone had told me…, I would have called…*

  • Lydia
    2 years ago

    Liebe Vicky,
    Das ist wirklich mal eine ganz andere Frühstücksoption. Das werde ich auf jeden Fall mal ausprobieren müssen und bei mir dann auch mit ganz viel Zimt!

    Danke für die Inspiration!

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