Sweet Potato Smoothie
Sweet potato smoothies are delicious, nutritious, and can be used as a snack or even breakfast. Even the kids will love this dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan treat that tastes like pumpkin pie!
We know that sweet potatoes are super healthy and nutritious, but they're also naturally sweet and taste great, and can be used in countless ways... including yummy sweet potato smoothies! Who knew that something so healthy could taste like a dessert?
- 1 sweet potato (skin removed) that's either cooked (but cooled down) or frozen
- 1 cup milk. You can use regular dairy milk if you're not on a vegan or dairy-free diet. Or you can use plant milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, rice milk, or hemp milk. We love the taste and richness of almond milk!
- 1-1/2 frozen banana broken into chunks (or 1 cup of mango), which adds thickness and extra sweetness
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 tbsp nut or seed butter (any kind, including peanut butter or almond butter), which add more richness and sweetness, as well as healthy fats. Hemp seeds or chia seeds can be used instead of nut butter.
- Ground cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, ginger, or your choice of spices for flavoring, used sparingly
- Combine the milk, sweet potato, dates, seed butter, frozen banana, and spices in the base of a high-speed blender. A Vitamix style blender is best, but a regular blender can be used (although the sweet potato smoothie won't be as smooth).
- Blend on high for around 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
- Serve right out of the blender! This recipe makes 2 servings.
- Store leftovers in a covered container and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Feel free to experiment and add other items to your sweet potato smoothie, such as a handful of baby spinach (for even more nutrition), a scoop of vanilla protein powder (which can make this sweet potato smoothie a perfect meal replacement), or a half cup of Greek yogurt (for extra protein and creaminess... try different flavors like vanilla, strawberry, banana, or even chocolate).
Sweet Potato Smoothie Nutrition
Sweet potato smoothies, like the sweet potatoes and other ingredients that are used to make them, have some impressive nutrients, including lots of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, and Fiber, but very little saturated fat.