Baked sweet potatoes with spinach and pine nuts

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One of the great things about this recipe is that it covers everything. You’ve got complex carbs from the sweet potato, healthy fats from the coconut oil and pine nuts, and spinach is a great dark green vegetable with a bit of protein.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15 min. preparation time, 60 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 749 / Protein 12g / Carbohydr. 47g / Fat 57g

Ingredients (1 servings)

2sweet potatoes (medium)
0.5lemon (juice)
0.5pomegranate (seeds)
2 tbsppine nuts
3 tspcoconut oil (divided)
60 gspinach
3 tbspyogurt

Utensils

fork, baking sheet, oven, large frying pan, parchment paper, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

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The combination of pomegranate seeds, yogurt, and lemon in this dish with the apple, cucumber, and lime in the smoothie makes for a healthy, refreshing meal!

Step 1

Baked sweet potatoes with spinach and pine nuts

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Pierce skin of sweet potatoes approx. 5 to 7 times with a fork. Then, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, transfer to oven, and bake at 200°C/400°F for approx. 45 – 60 min. Once baking time is finished, turn off oven and leave potatoes in oven until the other steps are complete.

fork, baking sheet, oven, parchment paper

2 sweet potatoes

Step 2

Baked sweet potatoes with spinach and pine nuts

Mince garlic. Cut lemon into wedges and halve pomegranate. Remove seeds from pomegranate.

cutting board, knife

0.5 lemon / 0.5 pomegranate

Step 3

Baked sweet potatoes with spinach and pine nuts

In a large, grease-free frying pan, toast pine nuts over medium heat for approx. 1 –2 min. until fragrant and golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.

large frying pan

2 tbsp pine nuts

Step 4

Baked sweet potatoes with spinach and pine nuts

Add some of the coconut oil to pan, sauté garlic, and wilt spinach over medium heat for approx. 1 – 2 min. Drizzle with part of the lemon juice. Add toasted pine nuts to spinach and set aside.

1.5 tsp coconut oil / 60 g spinach / 0.25 lemon

Step 5

Baked sweet potatoes with spinach and pine nuts

Remove potatoes from oven and cut in half. Add rest of coconut oil to potato halves and mash with fork.

fork

1.5 tsp coconut oil

Step 6

Baked sweet potatoes with spinach and pine nuts

Spoon spinach and pine nut mixture on top of potatoes. Add some more lemon juice. Drizzle with yogurt on top and garnish with pomegranate seeds. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

0.25 lemon / 3 tbsp yogurt / salt / pepper