Sweet Potato Dreams for Great Hair

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Sweet Potato Dreams for Great Hair

A sweet potato lover? You'll want to check these recipes out, and reap the benefit of sensational and healthy hair!

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Sweet Potato and Chia Seed Hummus Recipe


15 ounce baked sweet potatoes—skin removed
1 (4 ounce) jar roasted red peppers—drained, blackened skin removed
3 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon fresh garlic—fine dice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon chia seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh parsley—chopped

(Makes 4 Servings—Serving Size: ½ cup)

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In a food processor, puree the sweet potato, roasted red peppers, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne, chia seed and salt. Process until the mixture is fairly smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle the hummus with chopped parsley before serving.

Although sweet potatoes are part of the Thanksgiving tradition, be sure to incorporate this nutritious and naturally sweet vegetable into your meals all year ‘round. Happy holidays!

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Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Chile powder, cumin and ginger combined with a touch of maple syrup create a spicy-sweet flavor addition to a traditional Thanksgiving player.

Want the recipe? Click here: Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle

A dark, tart syrup of reduced balsamic vinegar (an inexpensive brand is fine) is a sexy accent for oven-roasted sweet potato wedges. When making the drizzle, be sure to stand over the pan near the end: it can go from perfectly caramelized to horribly burned in just a few moments.

Want the recipe? Click here: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle


When you think of sweet potatoes, I'm pretty sure your favorite sweet potato casserole topped with gooey marshmallows and the warm, festive feeling of Thanksgiving come to mind. But this phytochemical-rich food is so much more than a tasty side dish. It's loaded with unique nutritional benefits that can help improve your health and your hair.

The sweet potato is considered an excellent source of natural, health-promoting compounds, such as beta-carotene and anthocyanins. Beta-carotene is a group of natural chemicals known as carotenes or carotenoids. Numerous observational studies have found that people who ingest more fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids have a reduced risk of several chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Want to find some delicious sweet potato recipes and work your way toward great hair? Check out our slideshow above!

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