Anyone that knows me, knows how passionate I am about bioactive lipids. Bioactive lipids are essential fatty acids that we must consume through our diet. Our body is unable to make linoleic acid, and alpha-linolenic acid on its own, so if we don’t eat a diet rich in these two essential fatty acids, we will be starving our cells of the raw materials our cells need to create structure, stability, and integrity. Without healthy cells, it is impossible for a person to be healthy. Bioactive lipid consumption is the first step towards optimizing our health. This is why I get giddy excited when I create a recipe that is chock full of cellular nutrition. Stay tuned for future recipes you can make to support your cellular health!
- 2 garnet yams, shredded (about 5 cups of shredded yam)
- 1/2 cup sweet potato flour
- 1 Tbsp ceylon cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup E-Lyte
- 3/4 cup organic apple sauce
- Homemade coconut milk for serving
- Raw sunflower seeds for serving (optional)
- Pastured raw egg yolk to serve (optional)
- Manuka honey to serve (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Shred sweet potato in your food processor with the shred disk.
- Add sweet potato to a large mixing bowl and add sweet potato flour, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Form a hole in the middle of your mixture and add apple sauce, vanilla, and BodyBio E-lyte. Stir mixture until combined.
- Press mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 35-40 min or until done.
- For an AIP version, serve with homemade coconut milk, and a drizzle of Manuka honey. If you are not following strict AIP, I personally like to add two raw egg yolks, along with 1/4 cup of raw sunflower seeds for a good dose of non oxidized arachidonic acid from the raw egg yolks, and Linoleic acid from the raw sunflower seeds.
Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education. She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College. Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Justine is a trained Bredesen (RECODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine, and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.
Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr Hoffman’s chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally.
University Of Alberta – Nutrition & Physical Education , IFM – Functional Medicine Trained, IFM -Bredesen Practitioner, The dr.Com -Certified Gluten Practitioner, Bauman College – Holistic Nutrition & Certified Therapeutic Chef, Institute For Functional Medicine – Certified Health Coach