Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods around. They are very high in vitamins, minerals, and complex carbohydrates as well as dietary fibers and protein. The Center for Science in the Public Interest rates sweet potatoes as the number one most nutritious root vegetable because they such are so nutritionally rich. The best part is that they are naturally sweet, so kids like them.
Always buy your potatoes organic. The potato acts like a sponge in the ground, absorbing all of the chemical pesticides and fungicides.
Wash the potatoes well and chop into approximately 2 inch cubes.
Steam them for @20 min or until soft
Transfer the sweet potatoes into a food processor.
Add the water that the sweet potatoes were steamed in. I use that water because many of the nutrients from the vegetables are lost into the cooking water. By adding that water back into the potatoes, you retain those nutrients. Add as much as you want to get the potatoes to the correct density. I usually use about 1 cup.
Add dulse or kelp flakes. I do this because we are seriously iodine deficient in our society. By adding dulse (or kelp) flakes as a seasoning we are getting many of the essential trace minerals including iodine, that we need so badly.
Add salt and pepper to taste.