Sweet Potato Smoothie, Two Ways

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Merry Christmas, everyone! I truly hope your holiday season has been filled with people you love, tasty food, warmth, fun, and laughter. 

This is not a holiday recipe. It’s also not a post-holiday detox recipe (don’t even get me started on those). It’s December and I’m going to share a smoothie recipe with you. Two, actually. I’m typically not a smoothies-in-winter gal, but this was too tasty and unique not to share. Plus, they’re made with sweet potatoes, a fall/winter crop. Yes, sweet potato in smoothies. Interested?

The first time I saw sweet potato used in smoothies was in fellow dietitian McKel Hill’s beautiful new cookbook, Nutrition Stripped. Her Sweet Potato Julius piqued my interest, and I had to test out this unexpected ingredient for myself. I tried it out using a variation of the recipes below and knew the idea was gold. Sweet potatoes have a similar viscosity as bananas, which blend beautifully and create a smooth, luscious texture, camouflaging the gritty texture of protein powder. The potatoes’ subtle sweetness combines nicely with warming flavors like cinnamon and turmeric, making it a nice addition to a blended drink in fall or winter. 

Here we go; two recipes for sweet potato smoothies: 

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Sweet Potato Protein Smoothie
Serves 1
Makes 12 ounces
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup cooked and cooled sweet potato
  2. 1 scoop unflavored protein powder
  3. 1/2 of a frozen banana
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 2/3 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 1 minute until smooth.
Notes
  1. SR Clients: 1 serving = Level 2 (100%) snack. Add one add-on to make this recipe a Level 2 (100%) breakfast.
Strong Roots Nutrition http://www.strongrootsnutrition.com/
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Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Smoothie
Serves 1
Makes 16 ounces
Print
Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup cooked and cooled sweet potato
  2. 1/2 of a frozen banana
  3. 1/2 cup frozen mango
  4. 1 tsp fresh ginger
  5. 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
  6. 2/3 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 1 minute until smooth.
Notes
  1. SR Clients: 1 serving + 1/8 cup nuts (or other ~100 calorie addition) = Level 2 (100%) snack. Add one add-on to make this recipe a Level 2 (100%) breakfast.
Strong Roots Nutrition http://www.strongrootsnutrition.com/
What do you think of the sweet potato smoothie idea? Let me know how you like it! And as always, if you make this recipe, don’t forget to share on Instagram using #strongrootsnutrition so I can see!

//Taylor

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