Friday, 30 October 2015

How To Combine 3 Simple Ingredients To Make an Easy Peasy Yet Super Healthy and Nutritious Dessert or Tong Sui 糖水

Sweet potatoes flesh are not always in orange colour.  You can find spectacular purple-flesh potato, which is also known as Okinawan potatoes. Like orange sweet potatoes, purple sweet potatoes are low in carbohydrates and fat.  They are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin A, which boost our immunity and help preserve our eyesight. They are also rich in complex carbohydrates and fibre.
Purple Sweet Potatoes are found to improve blood sugar regulation. Eating purple sweet potatoes also help lower blood pressure. But what makes them truly stand apart from their orange counterparts is the fact that purple sweet potatoes have high contents of anthocyanin which may have anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, anthocyanins have been epidemiologically associated with a reduced cancer risk and cardiovascular disease.

Sweet potatoes can be steamed or boiled, or in anyway you like.  I usually use orange or purple sweet potatoes for breads, buns, desserts or just steamed it. They are delicious!!
Red Beans is one of the richest foods in antioxidants. It provides half your daily requirement of fiber, source of iron and thiamine (vitamin B1) which stimulates attention and memory.
Ginger is known for its medicinal properties. Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.
Just combine the above 3 ingredients into a delectable and nutritious dessert for your breakfast. I cooked this dessert in a slow cooker. Just switch it on to Auto before you go to bed. The next morning, you will have hot dessert for breakfast!

So, starting your day with a bowl of this simple 3-superfood dessert will definitely cheer you up and get you through the day!! Something different for your family instead of the usual Milo, milk, bread,cake, etc, right?
Sweet Purple Potatoes Dessert with Red Beans and Taiwan Ginger Cube (姜母茶)
Ingredients : 
(Please take note that, the measurement for this simple dessert is quite flexible.  You may adjust it to your taste)
- 2 medium sized purple sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
- 1/2 cup of red beans (washed)
- 1 cube of Taiwan Brown Sugar Ginger Cube
- 1500ml water 
- 8 tbsp brown sugar
- few blades of pandan leaves (washed and knotted)
Method :
1)  Put everything into the slow cooker except the pandan leaves.
2)  Turn it to Auto before you go to bed. (If you want to have it for breakfast.  Otherwise, you may prepare it anytime you like).
3)  Alternatively, you can cook it over the gas stove.
4)  Add the pandan leaves few minutes before serving.
That day, I had it with a slice of radish cake. In case you are interested, do kiv for this radish cake recipe....
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Have a great weekend and cheers!

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