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Hope you aren’t hangry: Spicy Lime Mashed Yams


Seriously though, this is the best dang mashed anything I’ve EVER had. I lovee spicy, I lovee lime and I lovee yams! + it is sooooo easy to make!

Yams are great for you! They’re the healthy kind of carbs with lots of dietary fiber. This keeps you fuller longer + keeps your blood sugar levels even. Aside from fiber, they also provide good amounts of Vitamin C (think infection fighting, quick wound healing, anti-aging, strong bones + healthy immune systems), potassium, manganese + B vitamins (hellllooo increased metabolism!).


So I found this recipe + had to make it right away. Ciarra used Sweet Potatoes but I only had yams on hand + like I said, I had to make it right away. Plus, IMO, yams > sweet potatoes. I also mixed the recipe up a bit to fit the needs of my lil taste buds because they get pretty dang demanding. ESP when the hangry hits.


Spicy Lime Mashed Yams:

  • 3 yams
  • 2 TBS coconut oil <<< seriously the best thing to ever hit planet earth
  • 3 TSP lime zest (BC I LOVE LIME)
  • Juice of 1 lime (^^^)
  • 1 TSP pink himalayan salt
  • 1/2 TSP ¬†ground coriander
  • 1/2 TSP cayenne pepper (I used 1 TSP bc spice is just tooo good)
  • 1 TSP ground black pepper
  • 1 TSP garlic powder


Peel + cube the yams so that they cook a little faster. Put these in a pot with water + boil for about 30 minutes or until they are tender enough to mash. While the yams are cooking, mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl. Once the yams are tender enough, drain the water from the pot + add in your little spicy, limey, coconutty goodness . Get your masher + mash away! Garnish with a little lime and try not to eat the whole dang pot. You’ll learn how much self-control you have with this recipe. Serious NOMS.


Enjoy! xx

Coconut Oil found here | Himalayan Salt found here