The key to preparing this breakfast easily is getting things ready the night before. Set out your sweet potatoes, knife and cutting board and and measure out all the spices before you go to bed (it’s a great way to wind down before going to sleep). You can choose to chop the sweet potatoes the night before, though this will save time, it will cause the prana to decrease more quickly. Or, wake up just a bit earlier to chop the sweet potatoes in the morning and cook everything while you’re getting ready. Just be sure to allow time to sit down and enjoy the porridge. That might mean waking up 15 minutes earlier, but you’ll see the benefits in your body and mind right away.
Kids love this porridge for its sweet taste and parents love it because there are plenty of ways to vary the taste. For instance, use pumpkin or any variety of sweet potatoes (we love using purple sweet potatoes), cook with chopped nuts, serve with a few drops of lime, add a cup of cooked grain or cook the potatoes with your favorite herbal tea.
Sweet Potato Porridge
3 medium sweet potatoes, cubed (leave the skin on if organic)
2 Tbsp. ghee
1/2 tsp. fresh grated ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 pods cardamom
A pinch of clove powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. mineral salt
Heat the ghee and add the spices, cooking until the aroma comes up. Add the sweet potatoes to ghee and spice mixture and stir. Fill the pot with water to half the height of the potatoes. Cover and simmer for 7-15 minutes until soft. Let cool a few minutes (just enough to be able to add it to a blender). Blend until smooth, adding warm water to reach your desired consistency.