Sweet Potato Breakfast Smoothie – Sweet!!

With the sun rising off Lake Michigan pretty early these days, the kids can’t sleep much past 6:15 am.  Fortunately, our usual Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is an easy and healthy way to start the day.  It is a nice energy boost for all of us.

This morning we were out of frozen blueberries – yikes!  With two hungry kids hanging off my legs I had to think fast and come up with a suitable solution.  I opened the fridge and saw a bowl of steamed sweet potatoes left over from last night.  The kids like cubed sweet potatoes dusted with cinnamon as a side dish at dinner, so I gambled that they’d be just as delighted with these flavors for breakfast.  I blended a sweet potato smoothie that was tasty and nutritious, and both kids finished their shakes before I had the chance to rinse out the blender!

Sweet Potato Smoothie

2 cups almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I like using my homemade vanilla extract)

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

big spoonful honey (we buy delicious raw honey from our co-op)

1 cup peeled, cubed and steamed sweet potato (it should be soft and tender)

1 banana

handful of spinach

ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Pour into glasses and smile!

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Written by Maureen

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13 Comments for this entry

  1. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:

    This recipe sounds delicious–and, I have everything to make it! I just bought a sweet potato tonight and all the other ingredients were already in the kitchen. Thanks for tweeting it to me.

  2. Chris says:

    Sounds awesome. I’ll make one tomorrow. Would adding oats to this be fiber overkill?

  3. Kathleen says:

    Made this today for my sweet-potato-loving toddler and it was delicious! Thank you so much for the great recipe.

  4. Fran says:

    I am thrilled to find someone else with leftover sweet potatoes and almond milk in their fridge. It will go perfectly with the zucchini and egg topped polenta bars I just took out of the oven. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Katy says:

    This is fabulous! We used 1 cup of coconut milk and 1 cup of water instead of almond milk, and loved every bit of it. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Gabriel says:

    Sounds like something I’d like. I’ve been making smoothies with blueberries, spinach, and almond milk for a while, but I also add a tablespoon of Udo’s oil and an individual container of honey Greek yogurt. Tonight I added a scoop of vanilla protein powder and I had the feeling it would go great with sweet potatoes. I stumbled upon this and am going to use it as the basis for a sweet potato smoothie. Thanks! :)

  7. Julie says:

    I have been searching and tasting all kinds of sweet potato smoothies, but this is by far the best. Excellent concoction! :)

  8. donna says:

    I am drinking this right now and it is delicious! Just what i needed after my workout.

  9. Joanne weber says:

    Just made myself this delicious smoothie:) so,so yummy and healthy too! I used a touch of almond extract…divine!

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