Who knew sweet potatoes make smoothies super creamy? The fiber they contain nourishes the gut, keeps blood sugar stable, and keeps the tum feeling full longer. And it tastes like a healthy frosty!
TIPS & TRICKS
1. One of my favorite ways to sneak in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids into my diet is to add chia seeds and hemp hearts to smoothies. You can’t taste them, but they add so many nutrients.
2. Opt for pure vanilla powder instead of vanilla extract, for an alcohol-free substitute.
2. Another trick I use to bump up resistant starch in smoothies is to use a greenish banana. Again, you can’t taste the difference, and your gut will thank you.
Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
1 medium-large sweet potato (air fry or bake at 425F x 40 minutes)
1 greenish banana (>resistant starch)
1 c almond milk
1 tsp cashew or pecan butter
1 tsp vanilla or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Tiny chunk of fresh ginger
Optional: not nutrient-dense, but they do bring me joy, so I like adding toppings such as crushed graham cracker and vegan marshmallo
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender, and add toppings if desired.