November 2010

Jicama - The Unknown Perfect Food

Jicama is a crispy, sweet, edible root that resembles a turnip in physical appearance, although the plants are not related. Jicama has been cultivated in South America for centuries, and the vegetable is quite popular in Mexican cuisine. Jicama has a unique flavor that lends itself well to salads, salsas, and vegetable platters. The roots can sometimes grow to be quite large, although when they exceed the size of two fists, they begin to convert the sugars that give jicama its sweet flavor into starches, making the root somewhat woody to the taste.

Sweet Potato Protein Pancake Recipe

You will love this quick and easy recipe. Make a batch and keep them in the refrigerator for a snack, breakfast, or quick lunch.

Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes

1 medium sweet potato
2 egg whites
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons oatmeal
1 scoop Elite protein powder (or any other brand of vanilla protein powder)
2 tablespoon ground flax seed