Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie: Does this sound odd to you? I figured. If you’ve never had a slice of sweet potato pie, you’re in for a treat. Think of a slice of pumpkin pie with a slightly sweeter undertone. Creamy and sweet with a hint of warm spice, this is the perfect post-workout treat or afternoon snack.

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
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This recipe came along when I was rummaging through the fridge trying to figure out what to eat. I have a sweet potato almost every day for lunch (I know, so boring), but they’re so filling and good for you! These little orange gems are packed with vitamin A, and are a good source of vitamin C and B6.

Anyways, I was scrounging the fridge for an interesting smoothie ingredient, and found a leftover baked sweet potato. I thought to myself, why not throw it in the blender? This was one happy accident.

You can really use any milk you like in this. I always prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk, NOT for any sort of lactose-free reason, but I love how creamy and thick it makes smoothies, without using a higher-fat milk, like 2% or whole. Plus, even if you use skim milk, half a frozen banana makes it extra thick regardless.

For the spices, feel free to use any that you have on hand! I used cinnamon and nutmeg, which are typically found in sweet potato pie, but you could use pumpkin pie spice, throw in some ginger, whatever floats your boat.

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
Photo Credit: detoxinista.com

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 small sweet potato (baked/boiled), peeled/cubed
  • 1/2 c. milk of your choice *I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg

Add ingredients to blender as listed and combine until well-blended and smooth. Makes 1 medium/large smoothie.

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