Nutrition from Blue Zones Solutions

In the hopes of learning and understanding all the recent recommended diets, I would like to give my opinion on the content and the food suggestions of a following series of books. In Eastern Medicine we believe diet is the first level and most important when understanding a patient’s constitution and illness patterns.
The first book I am covering is The Blue Zones Solution written by Dan Buettner.

Sharing a great recipe from Dan Buettner from The Blue Zones Solution: Please feel free to eat the sweet potatoes for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.

Coconut-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

5 medium sweet potatoes (about 3 lbs.), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
Up to ¾ cup regular or low-fat canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or more as necessary
½ teaspoon salt, optional

  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and add enough water so they’re submerged by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 25 mins.
  2. Drain in a colander set in the sink, then transfer the sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Add ½ cup coconut milk and mash with a potato masher or an electric mixer at medium-low speed until creamy, adding in more coconut milk to get a smooth, rich puree. Stir in cinnamon and salt if desired.