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Cold Weather, Warming Foods: Breakfast Sweet Potat-“Oats”

Eating seasonally keeps our bodies in synch with our natural environments. Salads and fruits are less appealing in the dark, cold winter months as high liquid foods are generally cooling foods. It’s also natural to crave higher fat, starchier foods in the winter, as they have a warming effect on the body. Here is a recipe that will fill the comfort food craving without compromising health!



  • 1 cup sweet potat-“oats” (directions below)

  • 1/3 cup crushed ripe banana (about 1 medium banana)

  • 1/4 cup almond milk

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

  • Pinch of salt

  • Top with: banana, walnuts and/or almond butter



  1. In a small bowl combine sweet potat-“oats”, banana, almond milk, cinnamon and salt.

  2. Microwave for about 3 minutes or until cooked.

  3. I topped mine with sliced banana, walnuts and a drizzle of almond butter!

  4. *To make Sweet Potat-“Oats”:

  5. Peel 1 sweet potato and run it through the shredder attachment on a food processor. Then add the blade attachment and pulse for a few seconds just until sweet potato resembles the size of oats!

  6. Use 1 cup of these “oats” for the recipe.





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