On a Detox BUT Craving Sweets?!: Try Ginger Mashed Yams!

Indulge in a Healthy Treat to Beat Sweet Cravings During Your Detox Journey!

By Karla Andrews, Health Coach & Macaroni Kid Publisher Mansfield-Burleson TX February 23, 2024

Are you on a detox but finding it hard to resist those pesky sweet cravings?

Don't worry, we've got you covered! 

While it's important to stick to your detox plan, it's also essential to find healthy alternatives to satisfy your sugar cravings. That's where this simple and delicious Ginger Mashed Yams recipe comes in handy! 

Packed with natural sweetness and a hint of spice, it's the perfect guilt-free treat to enjoy during your detox journey.


2 garnet yams, scrubbed but not peeled
½-inch chunk fresh ginger, grated
1-2 tsp ground ginger
½ (14-oz) can full-fat coconut milk
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bake yams on a baking sheet for about 45 minutes in a 375-degree oven. You’ll know they are done when they are quite soft to the touch.
  2. When cool, squeeze yams out of their skins into a stovetop pot. Heat over medium-low heat. Add fresh and ground ginger, then add up to ½ can coconut milk 2 TB at a time, being sure to incorporate milk fully into the mash before adding more.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Note: You can eat the leftovers as breakfast porridge the next day. Simply re-heat, add a little more coconut milk, and top with honey, cinnamon and walnuts.

Navigating sweet cravings during a detox can be challenging, but with the right recipe in hand, it becomes much easier. 

With these wholesome ingredients like yams and ginger, you can indulge in a tasty treat without derailing your detox goals. So why not give this Ginger Mashed Yams recipe a try? 

It's a delightful way to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying on track towards a healthier you!

Happy Cooking!

-Karla Andrews, Health Coach