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Sweet Camote Recipe with Milk

Camote Con Leche

By Halle BosePublished 14 days ago 3 min read
Sweet Camote Recipe with Milk
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Camote is Spanish for “sweet potato”. We used to grow these plants and they produce beautiful flowers, similar to the Morning Glory flower in appearance.

Many people in the Caribbean are used to having sweet potatoes in salads, candied, boiled and crushed with butter or cheese, or as chips. In some Spanish speaking nations and in Asian homes, the camote is also enjoyed with milk.

Sweet potatoes are not a significant source of protein for vegans. While sweet potatoes do contain some protein, the amount is relatively small compared to other protein-rich plant-based foods such as beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, seitan, quinoa, and nuts.

One medium-sized sweet potato (approximately 114 grams) contains about 2 grams of protein. While this is a decent amount for a vegetable, it is still much lower than the recommended daily intake of protein for adults, which is around 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.

Vegans can meet their protein needs by including a variety of protein-rich plant-based foods in their diet. Some good sources of vegan protein include:

Legumes such as beans, lentils, and chickpeas

Soy products such as tofu, tempeh, and edamame

Grains such as quinoa, brown rice, and whole wheat bread

Nuts and seeds such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds

Sweet potatoes are a nutritious and versatile root vegetable that offer several health benefits. Here are some of the potential health benefits of sweet potatoes:

High in vitamins and minerals: Sweet potatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. Vitamin A is important for maintaining healthy vision and skin, while potassium is important for regulating blood pressure and supporting heart health.

Rich in antioxidants: Sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants, which are compounds that protect the body against cellular damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

May help regulate blood sugar: Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index, which means they are digested and absorbed more slowly than high-glycemic foods like white bread or sugary snacks. This can help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

May improve digestion: Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help promote regular bowel movements and improve digestive health.

May have anti-inflammatory properties: Some research suggests that sweet potatoes may have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Overall, sweet potatoes are a nutritious and delicious food that can be a healthy addition to a balanced diet.

People from Latin America carried the sweet potato to the Philippines, where adults and children alike enjoy the nutritional benefits of the complex carbohydrate in snacks or in main dishes.

Ingredients To make Camote Con Leche, you will need:

Freshly baked camotes




Remove the hot sweet potato from its skin.

Slightly mash the starchy food in a bowl

Add a little milk and cinnamon to taste

You can enjoy this at any time of day. As you can see, once you have hot baked potatoes available, it doesn’t take long to prepare the dish. By eating this in the morning, you get enough energy to carry you through until lunchtime. Plus, there’s less sugar than you find in cereals and you get lots of protein and other nutrients as well.

If you are a bodybuilder or are trying to gain more muscle mass, this is a good food to eat regularly. If you bake the camotes on the weekend, peel a few and store them for later. You can simply microwave one in the morning so it’s nice and hot and add it to the milk. You’ll have breakfast in five minutes.


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