Cooking for the Wolf: Treats for the Afternoon Slump

Baked sweet potato chip and green smoothie greetings on a beautiful Spring Day!! Well, it looks beautiful from my perch here in my second floor apartment. I’m working from home today and the afternoon slump has definitely set in.  Brain fizzling, I cracked open a window, cranked the blender, and grabbed a pair of adorable, organic sweet potatoes (a gift from a thoughtful keeper) to keep me going for the rest of the day.  Super easy, super healthy, and super yummy – one of my favourite combinations!

Elena’s Springy Sweet Potato Chips (for the soul)

Pre-heat oven 400 degrees

Thinly slice and  peel 2 organic sweet potatoes

Coat with 1 Tbsp. of Olive Oil

Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to taste

(you can also use cayenne pepper to add some spice)

Lime wedges

Flip once and bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Drizzle with lime juice and serve.

Elena’s St. Patty Pre-Party Green Smoothie

1 banana

Half of an apple

Large handful of Kale

Large handful of frozen mango pieces

1 cup water

1 tsp. hemp seed

Blend and do a pre-toast to St. Patty!

Brain unfizzled and afternoon slump defeated, I’m off to finish my work, so I can puddle dodge my way to my first completed outdoor run of the season!

2 thoughts on “Cooking for the Wolf: Treats for the Afternoon Slump

    • You’ll have to let me know how yours turn out! I don’t have a chip slicer, so mine were thicker than they should be, but they were still yummy. I wasn’t sure how the lime juice would taste on top, but it was a surprisingly tasty addition! I was scared of green smoothies, too, until I realized that you can’t even taste the greens! Sometimes I get sick of salads, so it’s an easy way to make sure I get some leafy greens into my day. Hope you are feeling healthy and happy this morning. :)


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