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Sweet Potato Dreamsicle

picture of dreamsicle juice

Ever since getting a juicer and reading that you can juice sweet potatoes, we’ve been kind of curious how exactly that would turn out. For some reason, it took us until just a couple of weeks ago to actually juice one! I sure wish we would have tried it earlier, because these sweet taters are tasty.

If you add some sweet potato to one of your regular juice recipes, it will make the whole thing a little thicker. Not as thick as a smoothie, but thicker than plain old juice. Our favorite sweet potato juice so far we call the Dreamsicle Juice, because it’s sweet and kind of looks like a Dreamsicle.

Dreamsicle Juice

1 orange
3 carrots
1/2 a small sweet potato

 

Juice ‘em! You’ll probably want to play around with the proportions since sweet potatoes (not to mention carrots and oranges) come in such different sizes. We’ve also added Mango to this which was great, too.

Sweet potatoes have nearly as much carotene as carrots, and the combination is supposed to be good for the skin!

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Fine Fixin’s: Carrot Tangerine Bread

Sometimes I just feel like making bread, and I have a sweet tooth all of the time. So whenever I want to bake bread it is generally best if it is sweet. Here’s a recipe that you can pretend is good for you since it has two cups of grated carrots.

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1.5 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp tangerine juice
Grated zest of 1 tangerine
2 cups finely grated raw carrots

makes two 9″ x 5″ loaves

from The Bread Bible { Photo Credit: bread bag by Martha of Chickadee’s Nest }

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