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 studied nutrition and physical education at the University Of Alberta. She graduated in 2008 and went on to complete a Holistic Nutrition and Therapeutic Chef Certification at Bauman College in Boulder, Colorado. She has completed her Functional Medicine training with The Institute For Functional Medicine, is a Bredesen Trained Practitioner, GAPS Practitioner, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach through The Institute For Functional Medicine.