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Spicy Sweet Potato Puree

Spicy Sweet Potato Puree

Your family will be delighted with the fresh taste of sweet potatoes in this upbeat, updated version of an old family favorite–and they’ll love the spicy kick! Unhealthy sweet potatoes dripping with butterfat and gooey with sugary marshmallows will be a thing of the past once you try this luscious low-fat sweet potato recipe from one of our favorite Care2 designers instead.


2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
3/4 cup Greek-style yogurt or 1/2 cup soy yogurt (for a vegan version)
1/2 to 1 cup nonfat milk (or soymilk for a vegan version)
Juice of 1/2 lime
Chipotle powder, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
Pink peppercorns, ground, to taste
A few sprigs of fresh cilantro and a honey drizzle, for garnish (optional)

1. Boil sweet potato cubes for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender. Drain and place sweet potatoes in food processor.

2. Add Greek-style yogurt and 1/2 cup milk and process until smooth. Check consistency and add more milk if you like, then add lime juice, and chipotle powder, sea salt, and ground pink peppercorns, to taste.

3. Transfer puree to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro sprigs and a drizzle of honey, if desired.

Serves 4 to 6.

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By Sabrina Model-Carlberg, Care2 Designer.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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7:31AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

7:10AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:43PM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Another good recipe of sweet potatoes! Thanks.

9:37AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012


1:52AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Thank you

6:48PM PDT on Nov 1, 2011

We love sweet potatos & this recipe sounds amazing,thanks.

1:42AM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

Sounds Yum, sweet spuds do make lovely mash.

5:26PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Thanks for this recipe.

7:44PM PDT on Jun 25, 2010

TY...I would have NEVER though of the chipolte. I will definately try it. I love SP's so much, I pull em out of the garden, dirt and all and take a munch! Beets too. wink!!

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