Raw Sweet Potato “Fries” with Chipotle Mayo
Eating a raw food diet doesn’t mean giving up some of your favorite foods. I used to love to order sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo. But my body did not love eating them! I felt heavy, bloated and like I had been sedated! The deep frying plus all the saturated fat in the mayo completely obliterated any healthy benefits that the sweet potatoes were offering. The potatoes offered in this raw food recipe are a little more chewy than crispy but great! And the “mayo” is even better than the original unhealthy version!
Sweet Potatoes are a nutritional power house. High in vitamin A and vitamin c, they are also loaded with fiber. They are excellent immunity builders and also help balance blood sugars. Adding these wonderful tubers to your diet provide a great healthy way to snack.
Sweet Potato Fries
- 3 large sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup nama shoyu
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Slice sweet potatoes into fry shapes. These will dehydrate down quite a bit so I usually start with about 1/3 x 1/3.
- Mix together Nama Shoyu and olive oil. Pour into a large zip lock bag and add sweet potatoes. (you can also use any type container, just make sure that the potato slices are covered).
- Marinate over night.
- Drain, place on dehydrator screens, sprinkle with sea salt and dehydrate at 145 for 1/2 hour.
- Reduce temp to 115 and dehydrate until desired dryness is achieved. You will want to check them after about 4 hours. Some people like them very dry, I tend to like them less dehydrated.
- 1 cup pine nuts (soaked)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon, juice from
- 1/2 to 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup young coconut flesh
- 3 teaspoons chipotle seasoning
- Place all ingredients in Vitamix and blend until very smooth.