Bring a saucepan full of water to a boil.
While the water is heating up, peel and chop the sweet potato into small cubes.
Boil until soft. Strain and set aside.
Turn the heat down to medium-low.
Add the coconut butter and stir, immediately add a splash of water (about 1/4 cup) to keep the coconut butter from burning.
Add the cooked cubed sweet potato back in and stir.
Combine with the shredded coconut, garlic powder and salt.
The sweet potato will mash itself as you stir. Serve alone or with your vegetables of choice.