Diet. One of the most important aspects of fitness. So important in fact, that even though you might run, spin, lift, and train like a maniac you wont get the results you desire unless your diet is locked in.

I speak from personal experience. I used to cycle like crazy; five to six times a week, doing one hour spinning sessions at a time. Sometimes I would even throw in a couple of extra miles in the treadmill for good measure. That’s a whole lot of cardio and a lot of hours spent at the gym.

I was truly in love with spinning. I even got certified, so that I could do it on my own and whenever it was convenient for me. I was a pro…had a crazy pace, great resistance, and always came up with fun little twists to not get bored. Music helped; it always pumped me up and gave me a ton of energy. I only lifted here and there, mainly sticking to cardio and abs.

With all this cardio I was one hungry woman. Since I did so much at the gym, I felt entitled to eat pretty much anything my little heart desired. I never got fat or anything, but I never really could develop that “fitness model physique” I would see in magazines. No matter how hard I cycled and how many abs I did (I did insane amounts of abs circuits!), I could never see my body shape up the way I wanted it to.

Little did I now, I actually didn't need kill myself with all that cardio to achieve my goal. I only came to know this when I started following a trainer program. I was introduced to heavy lifting (combined with moderate cardio), to a wholesome diet, and to clean supplements. Boom. That was the secret.

Now, don’t get discouraged here. This wholesome diet I speak of does not have to be boring or tasteless. In fact, it can be even more delicious than what you are used to. You just have to get creative with the ingredient list you have to work with.

To prove it to you, I’ve come up with the most amazing Sweet Potato Waffles you’ll ever taste….and guess what the main ingredient is? Sweet POTATO! Get busy in the kitchen; you won’t want to miss this.

Get the full recipe here!

Sweet Potato Waffles, a Paleo recipe!

My beloved waffle maker (makes four!)

Sweet Potato Waffles, a Paleo recipe!

My food processor (best tool EVER)

Sweet Potato Waffles, a Paleo recipe!

Sweet Potato Waffles, a Paleo recipe!

Sweet Potato Waffles, a Paleo recipe!

Sweet Potato Waffles, a Paleo recipe!

Sweet Potato Waffles, a Paleo recipe!

Sweet Potato Waffles, a Paleo recipe!

Sweet Potato Waffles, a Paleo recipe!

About The Author

Mariel Lewis

I'm an avid blogger passionate about health, fitness, and food! I love cooking with natural ingredients. This passion drives me to dream up fun culinary creations that not only nourish the body but taste great! Eating healthy doesn't have to be a drag, try some of my Amazing Foodie recipes and let me know what you think! :)

16 Responses

  1. Victor Hudson

    Hello Mariel… I just saw your post on Facebook about this. I really enjoy sweet potatoes and I use them in my pancakes with a simple recipe after I had them in a restaurant here in San Diego, CA. I boil the sweet potato and then make my paste like you.

    1cup floor (organic)
    1 egg
    2 teaspoons baking powder (I don’t use baking soda)
    baking powder makes the pancakes fluffy
    1cup milk
    1 teaspoon (cane sugar or honey)

    Tell Preston I said Hi and hope you all is well.

    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hi Victor! We love sweet potatoes too…they are so tasty! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe…we’ll have to give it a try super soon! I’ll tell Preston you said “hello” for sure :)

  2. Preston Lewis

    These were delicious baby! You’re getting better every day! Good suggestions Vic! We miss you!!!!

  3. thyme (sarah)

    Wow…and I don’t see any flour in the recipe. I am definitely going to try these. We’ve given up our Sunday Waffles because they were just empty carbs. I can’t wait to try these out!

    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hey there! Yup, no flour! Let me know how you like them! 😉

  4. dana

    hello, i see you mention stevia in the text of the recipe but not in the ingredients. how much sweetner do you recommend? can it be removed from the recipe entirely?


    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hi Dana! You are 100% right! I already removed the stevia ingredient from the post. I thought I had corrected that before, but I must’ve missed it! Thanks so much for letting me know :), I really appreciate that. You don’t need stevia at all, RAW honey does the trick perfectly!

  5. Chely

    Hello Mariel
    these look soo delicious, i was wondering if you have a recipe for pancakes??

  6. KC

    This is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much. Quick question: do you think I could sub almond butter for the almond flour since they’re basically the same thing (minus processor time)?

    Thanks for all your time and hard work.

    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hi KC! No, almond flour would not substitue almond butter. Use almond butter for sure, it is not hard to make and it shouldn’t take you too long to make either 😉

  7. Laurel

    Just made these this morning, and they were so good. I used baking powder instead of baking soda, and used only 1 tsp of honey ( but put some maple syrup on after they were cooked), and they were great. Wonderful way to finish off leftover roasted sweet potatoes.

  8. DylanR

    I used this recipes to make pancakes, I just added almond milk to thin out the mix a little bit, worked pretty well. Love the site, I’ve made a recipe off here everyday for the past few days. They are all great!

    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hi DylanR! Thanks for your comment :) I am so glad you like my recipes! Go Paleo!

  9. JoDee

    Thank you for this yummy recipe! My two messy little boys and their dog loved them! I love being able to “indulge” them with waffles! Makes this mom very, very happy.