Sweet Potato and Blueberry Superfood Salad


Over the last few months, there have been very few things that I found I could eat…mostly due to my digestive issues which I’m finally starting to get a handle on. 

Thankfully, the small handful of things I have been able to eat, are also a few of my favorite foods AND perfect for refueling with after a workout.  

As most of you know, I love sweet potatoes and I really, really love blueberries which both have amazing post-workout benefits.  Sweet potatoes are a complex carb that helps to restore glycogen levels and some studies suggest that blueberries might help reduce post-workout muscle soreness. 

While I can find a variety of ways to combine both into a recipe, the easiest way is probably a salad…like this one that is loaded with superfoods. 
Refuel after your run with this Sweet Potato and Blueberry Superfood Salad. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Packed with honey glazed sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, baby kale and bit of chocolate pumpkin seed bars, it's the perfect recipe to help refuel and restore after a hard workout.

Not only does it have honey and cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes and fresh blueberries but it is also sprinkled with a chopped a Health Warrior Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bar – another of my quick and easy ways to refuel after a workout. 

I typically will eat them on the go but also find that they add some pretty amazing flavor as a topping too.  The combination of the dark chocolate (which has post workout benefits too) and pumpkin seeds (which have key nutrients for recovery) taste AMAZING with the flavors of the honey cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes and fresh blueberries – not to mention the drizzled balsamic.  YUM. 

Refuel after your run with this Sweet Potato and Blueberry Superfood Salad. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Packed with honey glazed sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, baby kale and bit of chocolate pumpkin seed bars, it's the perfect recipe to help refuel and restore after a hard workout.

Refuel after your run with this Sweet Potato and Blueberry Superfood Salad. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Packed with honey glazed sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, baby kale and bit of chocolate pumpkin seed bars, it's the perfect recipe to help refuel and restore after a hard workout.

Refuel after your run with this Sweet Potato and Blueberry Superfood Salad. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Packed with honey glazed sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, baby kale and bit of chocolate pumpkin seed bars, it's the perfect recipe to help refuel and restore after a hard workout.

Refuel after your run with this Sweet Potato and Blueberry Superfood Salad. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Packed with honey glazed sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, baby kale and bit of chocolate pumpkin seed bars, it's the perfect recipe to help refuel and restore after a hard workout.

Sweet Potato and Blueberry Superfood Salad


 

RECIPE 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 tbsp Nektar Naturals Honey Crystals 
  • 1.5 cups baby kale 
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 
  • 1 Health Warrior Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bar, chopped 
  • balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar, drizzled. 
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Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Microwave sweet potato for approximately 8 minutes then dice into 1″ pieces
  3. Toss in a bowl with cinnamon and honey crystals. 
  4. Evenly space sweet potatoes on a baking pan and bake for approximately 20 minutes. 
  5. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes while preparing salad. 
  6. Plate kale, blueberries and chopped dark chocolate and pumpkin seed bar then add sweet potatoes. 
  7. Drizzle with balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar to liking. 

 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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10 Comments

Susie @ Suzlyfe
Reply July 31, 2017

I don't think my first comment went through, so try again!
The short and short of it: do you think that you will be able to add things back in post gallbladder removal?

Kim G
Reply July 31, 2017

I never thought to add sweet potato to salad - yum yum!!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply July 31, 2017

I don't think I've ever combined sweet potatoes and blueberries together what a great idea!
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply July 31, 2017

What a delish recipe!!!! Love these fresh flavors. Hope you are recovering well.

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply July 31, 2017

This combo is perfection! How have I never tried this before?

Debbie
Reply July 31, 2017

What a great combination of flavors! I love that you added the Health Warrior bar. Brilliant!
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dixya @food, pleasure, and health
Reply July 31, 2017

this is definitely a power salad; great for lunch! i like how you added pumpkin bar into it.

jen
Reply July 31, 2017

I love using honey crystals in recipes .. . and the bar in the recipe sounds so interesting and yummy

Sam @ Bites of Wellness
Reply August 1, 2017

Chocolate in salad, ummmm YES why don't I think of things like this!

Becca
Reply August 1, 2017

Looks delicious! What a great combo of flavors

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