Sweet Potato Smoothie

A sweet potato smoothie may sound like an odd combination, but this creamy and delicious recipe tastes like pie, and is a healthy way to start the morning. Baked sweet potatoes are blended together with your milk of choice, a banana for sweetness and a pinch of cinnamon for a healthy breakfast treat.

sweet potato smoothie in a tall glass with a cinnamon stick . Ingredients surround smoothie

If you haven’t been able to tell lately from this breakfast hash recipe and this sweet potato and carrot soup that I recently posted, we love sweet potatoes!

But really, what’s not to love? They are delicious, and jam-packed with nutrients, like vitamin C, vitamin A, and magnesium. 

And the best part is that you can use them so many ways. The sweet potato is such a versatile little starch.

Smoothies are a great way to hide veggies kids may not normally eat. My kids actually love veggies (weird, I know), but I know there are so many parents out there struggling to get their kids to eat anything healthy.

Have you tried making my chocolate cauliflower smoothie? Don’t knock it until you try it! It’s pretty much the best way to eat cauliflower. You know, because you can’t actually taste it. 

Anyway, back to this recipe. It tastes like sweet potato pie in a cold, refreshing drink. Kinda strange? Maybe. Super tasty? Definitely.

Tips For Making This Recipe

  • The pinch of cinnamon adds a really nice flavor; you could also use pumpkin spice.
  • Make this recipe vegan by using a plant-based milk, like oat, coconut, almond or cashew. Each will lend a slightly different flavor to the final product. Also, use maple syrup or a date or two instead of honey.
  • To make this recipe faster, use pre-cut frozen sweet potatoes. Frozen will work better if you have a high-powered blender.

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Tools you may need:

Blender: I use this inexpensive one that works great.

Liquid measuring cup

Measuring spoons

Vegetable peeler

The Ingredients:

Sweet potatoes: I like to bake a bunch of sweet potatoes in the beginning of the week, so I can create quick meals (or in this case, use them in a smoothie).

Milk: We’re usually dairy free, so I’m going with plant-based milk. I love the taste of oatmilk in this recipe, but you can use whatever milk you like.

Banana: adds a delicious flavor and sweetness to this recipe. Chop them up and freeze them beforehand to throw into smoothies. Or make into “banana nice cream.”

Honey or maple syrup: just adds a touch of sweetness. Maple syrup would give this smoothie a delicious, more fall-like flavor.

Cinnamon: or you can use pumpkin spice. Either is yummy.

Optional add-ins: 

I love adding a boost of nutrition to my smoothies. Pick one or two of these if you would like, or skip them altogether.

  • Collagen peptides this is great source of protein.
  • Vanilla protein powder: not something I normally keep on hand since my usual go-to is collagen peptides, but it would add lots of protein and some creamy vanilla flavor.
  • Spoonful of nut butter: I usually add a scoop of sunflower seed butter for myself, or peanut butter for the kids. This adds some healthy fats and protein.
  • Spinach or kale: use a handful of fresh or 1/4 cup of frozen greens to add an extra veggie.
  • Chia seeds: add a bit of protein and some omega-3s. Usually, I’ll add about a tablespoon.
Sweet potato smoothie with chia seeds sprinkled on top and a cinnamon stick in a tall glass. Ingredients and a striped towel in the background

How To Make A Sweet Potato Smoothie

  1. Bake sweet potatoes and allow to cool. I will usually bake them at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour the day before and then stick them in the refrigerator.
  2. If you do not have already frozen banana, chop them up and add place on a parchment lined plate or cookie sheet until frozen (about 1-2 hours). Technically this could be done with fresh bananas, but it won’t be as cold of a smoothie.
  3. After the sweet potatoes are cooled, peel and cut up sweet potatoes. The peels come off super easy after baking.sweet potatoes peeled and added to a measuring cup
  4. Add all ingredients to the blender.honey being added to a blender to make a sweet potato smoothieingredients added to a blender to make a sweet potato smoothie
  5. Blend until smooth. Take a taste and add more milk, sweetener, or cinnamon if desired.
  6. Enjoy your healthy sweet potato pie in a cup!sweet potato smoothie in a glass with chia seeds sprinkled on top. Ingredients in the background

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Sweet Potato Smoothie

Delicious and healthy smoothie that tastes like pie.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 1
Calories: 417kcal
Author: Amy

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of choice oat, coconut, almond, or regular
  • 1 large banana chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup sweet potato baked
  • 1/2 tbs honey or maple syrup or more depending on desired sweetness
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice

Instructions

  • Bake sweet potatoes and allow to cool. I poke holes in the potatoes with a nice and then bake for about 45-60 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • If you do not have already frozen banana, chop them up and add place on a parchment lined plate or cookie sheet until frozen (about 1-2 hours). 
  • After the sweet potatoes are cooled, peel and cut up sweet potatoes. The peels come off super easy after baking. 
  • Add all ingredients to the blender. 
  • Blend until smooth. 
  • Take a taste and add more milk, sweetener, or cinnamon if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 1257mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 19351IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 1mg
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