This sweet potato smoothie is easy to make, ready in just five minutes, and tastes like healthy sweet potato pie! It’s the ultimate Fall recipe to get your skin glowing and is made with simple and delicious ingredients.
It’s officially squash/yam season I could not be more excited!!! This sweet potato smoothie is basically Fall in a cup. Like this pumpkin oatmeal, it has all the warming and delicious flavors of fall, but it’s a smoothie (clearly!) so it’s perfect since September can still be pretty warm out (at least over here in Boston).
Ingredients for this sweet potato smoothie
- Sweet potato: Because sweet potato smoothie, duh! Plus, sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene and help support clear skin!
- Banana: For creaminess and sweetness.
- Dates: For sweetness.
- Hemp hearts: The hemp hearts add tons of nutrients, healthy fats, and protein to keep you full.
- Cinnamon: This adds lots of flavor and also helps to stabilize your blood sugar (source).
- Nutmeg: For extra flavor and all that Fall deliciousness.
- Non-dairy milk: To get the smoothie blending and for creaminess! You can use any non-dairy milk, but I love coconut and almond milk best.
Smoothie tips, tricks and FAQ’s!
How do you make a smoothie sweet?
Fruit! I always keep my smoothies naturally sweetened and don’t like to use any maple syrup or honey. Stick to the whole stuff when it comes to smoothies! Bananas, dates and mango are great to sweeten smoothies. For this recipe, we’ll be using banana, dates, and sweet potato to help give this smoothie the best flavor.
How much liquid should be in a smoothie?
It totally depends on whether you are using fresh or frozen fruit and how thick you like your smoothies to be! I usually start with about 1 cup of liquid and adjust as needed. If you have a high speed blender, you can get away with less liquid, but it all depends on your preferences.
Is it healthy to have a smoothie for breakfast?
Definitely! But it also depends on what exactly you are putting in your smoothie. I try to avoid smoothies that only have fruit in them so that it doesn’t spike my blood sugar. I always recommend adding in some healthy fats and protein to keep your blood sugar stable and to keep you full for longer (source).
What are the healthiest things to put in a smoothie?
I love a mix of fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and protein! Berries, dark leafy greens, sweet potato, hemp hearts, avocado, cauliflower, protein powder, are among my favorite ingredients for smoothies. I like to focus on antioxidant rich foods and certain seeds like hemp due to their micronutrient composition (source).
Check out these other dairy free smoothie recipes next:
- The creamiest blueberry avocado smoothie
- Creamy turmeric golden milk smoothie
- Creamy avocado mango smoothie recipe
Lastly, if you make this sweet potato smoothie, leave a comment below and let us know how it turns out! As always, be sure to follow me on instagram for more recipes and #eatwithclarity so I can see your creation!Print
Creamy and delicious, this sweet potato smoothie is an easy snack or breakfast!
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Process until completely smooth, adding more liquid if needed to make blending easier.
- Taste and add more spice if desired.
- Serve immediately.
You can use a fresh banana in place of frozen, but add a handful of ice cubes so the smoothie is nice and cold.
You can use sweet potato puree from a can, or bake 1 sweet potato at 400 degrees for about 45-60 minutes and scoop out 1/2 cup of flesh.
Any kind of non dairy milk will work in this recipe, I personally use almond milk.
- Serving Size: 2 servings
- Calories: 220
- Sodium: 110 mg
- Fat: 9 g
- Carbohydrates: 30 g
- Fiber: 4.3 g
- Protein: 7 g
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