Sweet Potato Bowl: A nourishing breakfast

Picture this: A slow cozy morning at home, you just finished your yoga morning practice and are craving a warm, nourishing breakfast to support your mood. What about a sweet potato bowl? It’s naturally sweet, has grounding qualities that help you navigate the day with a calm mind and feels like a big warm hug.

If you ever find yourself with leftover cooked sweet potatoes from last night’s dinner, this recipe is going to be your new go-to solution. The ayurvedic sweet potato breakfast bowl is super quick to make: Sweet potato with a splash of coconut milk, a drizzle of date syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon – and your nourishing breakfast is ready.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl with coconut in a bowl

Recipe for the grounding Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

  • 1 medium sweet potato (leftover, if you have it)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoons date syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Wash and peel the sweet potato. Cut it into small cubes for faster cooking. Steam or boil the sweet potato cubes until they are soft and can be easily mashed with a fork. This will take approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your cubes.
  2. Gently mash the cooked sweet potato with a fork or potato masher. You can make it as smooth or as chunky as you like.
  3. Pour in the coconut milk and stir it into the mashed sweet potato. The coconut milk adds a luscious creaminess and a touch of tropical flavour.
  4. Drizzle date syrup over the mixture to sweeten it naturally. Adjust the amount according to your preferred level of sweetness. Date syrup also provides a rich caramel-like note.
  5. Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the top. Cinnamon not only enhances the flavor but also adds a warming element, balancing the sweet potato’s cooling nature. Add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavours and bring out the sweetness.
  6. Serve your ayurvedic breakfast bowl warm. It’s a comforting way to start your day with grounding, nourishing energy.

If you want to use left over sweet potato…

…heat up the cooked sweet potato in a cooking pot and continue with step 2.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl: Adjust the bowl to your dosha

This breakfast bowl can be customized according to your dosha or preferences. Vata types may want to add a little ghee, oil or nut butter for extra warmth and richness. Pitta individuals can enjoy it at a slightly cooler temperature. Kapha dosha may appreciate a touch of ginger for digestion and warmth.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl with coconut in a bowl

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