These spiced-up sweet potatoes are a pre-workout powerhouse.

This recipe excerpted from The Bodybuilder’s Kitchen, by Erin Stern. $17;


  • 2 lb sweet potatoes, washed and ends trimmed
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork and individually wrap in aluminum foil. Place on oven rack and bake for 1 hour, flipping halfway through.
  2. Remove potatoes from oven and cool for 20 minutes. Then remove foil and peel the skin from the potatoes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, coconut milk, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Mash with fork until smooth and lump-free.
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