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)
handful of spinach
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pour into glasses and smile!
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