This super healthy dessert was featured in Channel U's "Healthy U: Episode 2". This is the first time I am watching this show and find it really informative and enlightening. This episode talks about the damaging effects of preservatives and additives on our body. It is very common for us to consume food with seasonings that are chemically combined and have adverse effect on our body. Over time, toxins may build up in our body. Hence, it is very important that we try to avoid excessive intake of such chemicals and eliminate the toxins from our body.
The consultant has listed a few top detoxing fruits and vegetables. Among them are apples, sweet potatoes, olives, cabbage,spinach, water chestnut and pumpkin. Adding these to our diet will help to improve our bowels, increase the body waste and frequency of waste removal. Through this, our body will eliminate more toxins.
The consultant showed us a super healthy and easy to make detoxifying dessert - Sweet Potato Balls in Ginger Broth. There's no additives, it's easy, economical and ready within minutes.
He has also added ginger to the broth. Ginger is great for detoxing and has many good benefits.
- The gingerol in ginger reduces inflammation and relieves pain
- Ginger puree is good for joint pain and also stops diarrhoea and vomitting
- Ginger improves blood circulation
- Ginger spikes your metabolism and flushes out waste
This dessert is detoxifying because there is alot of fibre from the sweet potato and ginger improves blood circulation. Hence, this dessert can help us detox faster.
Sweet Potato Balls in Ginger Broth (姜汁番薯圆)recipe adapted from Channel U's "Healthy U: Episode 2"
(my notes in red)
300g Orange sweet potato (I used 170g)
120g Sweet potato flour (I used about 70g)
30g Tapioca starch (I used about 10g)
1 large tbspn Brown sugar
1 Old ginger, skin removed and grated
1. Steam the cubed sweet potato over high heat for about 20 minutes.
2. Drain excess water and mash the sweet potato while it is still hot.
3. Add in tapioca flour and sweet potato flour and knead to form a smooth and pliable dough. (I added sweet potato flour and knead until the dough is smooth, pliable and no longer sticky)
4. Roll into a thin log or cut into your preferred size.
5. In a pot of boiling water, add in the sweet potato balls and cook until they float. Let it cook for another minute.
6. Prepare a big bowl of ice water. Ladle and strain the cooked sweet potato balls and put them into the bowl of ice water. Set aside.
7. In a separate pot, bring 800cc water to boil. Add brown sugar and grated ginger and stir till all the sugar has melted.
8. Scoop the sweet potato balls into the ginger broth and give it a good stir.
I'm also linking to "My Treasured Recipes #3 - Taste of Autumn (Oct/Nov 2014)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.
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