I'm always looking to find a way to eat more of this superfood! Sweet potatoes are one of the best post recovery foods you can eat. Sweet potatoes have a ton of health benefits for the endurance athlete. They are extremely high in magnesium and potassium which aids in reducing cramps and preventing muscle spasms. They also are full of Vitamin-C and Vitamin-E which have anti-oxidant properties and aid in muscle recovery and removing free radicals from your body. Sweet potatoes have more of the anti-oxidant Beta-Carotene than any fruit or vegetable as well as a ton of iron, which is important in oxygen production. Sweet potatoes complex carbohydrates are stored and then broken down by the body for future energy and with the lowest glycemic index for any root vegetable, it causes a gradual rise in blood sugar so you feel satisfied for longer.
I love this recipe because the sweet potato is not over powering in its flavor as my wife is not a huge fan of sweet potatoes. So this is a great option for me to get more of the nutritional benefits and still make her happy with a meal. And I am not the best cook, but this recipe is simple to put together and freezes well for future meals. I cut the sweet potato into blocks to speed up the cooking (softening) process. So total time took about 1 hour 20 minutes, but don't let that scare you. Prep time is only about 10 minutes and hands on cooking maybe another 20 minutes. The rest is waiting for the sweet potatoes to bake and soften. You can get about 6-8 burgers out of this depending on the size you make.
Sweet Potato Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 70 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Your choice such as Avacado, Tomato, Vegan Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard, Greens, Etc.