Sweet Potato Power Bowl
I am a HUGE fan of sweet potatoes. Not only are they rich in flavor, they are ridiculously nutritious. I could honestly eat one every day. But I like this recipe because it’s a refreshing twist on the original steamed sweet potato. I named it the “power bowl” because the sweet potato, combined with the black beans and chickpeas is rich in nutrients to keep you full and energized all day long.
-Sweet Potatoes: Good source of Vitamin A, calcium, potassium and Vitamin C.
-Chickpeas: 1 cup equals 50 percent of daily potassium, also a good source of many other vitamins
-Black beans: Good source of protein, fiber
Recipe: Sweet potato power bowl
Serving size: 1
Prep & cook time: 10-15 minutes
- 1 whole sweet potato, uncooked
- 1/3 cup of chickpeas, drained
- 1/4 cup of black beans, drained
- 2 1/2 tbsp of Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 tsp of Sriracha chili sauce
- 1 tbsp cup of cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese or Mexican blend cheese
- -Season with pepper, to taste
-Wrap the sweet potato in Saran Wrap or Press N’ Seal and microwave for 5 minutes and 30 seconds until sweet potato is softened enough. Let cool for 2 minutes before unwrapping.
-Drain the chickpeas and black beans. Store leftovers in containers for future meals. (They are good for about 3 or 4 more days.)
-Combine Greek yogurt and Sriracha sauce in a small bowl. Mix well with a spoon.
-Grab a regular sized bowl, unwrap the sweet potato and cut into it, spreading it around the bowl with a fork. It should fill the bowl completely.
-Now for the toppings! Add the chickpeas and black beans and then the Greek yogurt sauce. Sprinkle cheese on top and add chopped cilantro. Season if desired.
Voilà! I hope everyone enjoys this recipe that is an easy lunch or dinner! Let me know how you liked the recipe by leaving a comment below and also make sure to follow me for lifestyle updates. More dishes to come soon!