Believe it or not, sweet potato makes for an excellent smoothie ingredient. It can take the place of banana in a variety of fall-inspired smoothies. The reason for this is because raw sweet potato has a thick and creamy consistency with an inherent sweetness. When adding sweet potato to smoothie, it works best if you peel, cube, and then freeze the cubes the night before you want to make the smoothie.
If you are familiar with sweet potato pie, you know that certain spices are essential. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and even ginger give the classic fall dessert an herbaceous warmth. For this smoothie, you will use pumpkin pie spice, which contains all of those spices, plus a couple more. Although almond butter isn’t a typical ingredient, it adds nuttiness and creaminess to this smoothie. One could argue that it helps this smoothie taste more like a traditional sweet potato pie! That’s for you to decide, though.
This smoothie also contains hemp seeds, which are rich in protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. They can be a little expensive, so you don’t have to add them if you don’t want to. Because they help to thicken the smoothie, add a touch less homemade almond milk if you omit the hemp seeds. If you love this recipe, please share it on social media and tag us!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 2 c sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed, and frozen overnight
- 1 c homemade almond milk
- 2 1/2 tbsp. grade A maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. raw almond butter
- 2 tbsp. raw hemp seeds
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp. sea salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- If the smoothie is too thick, you may need to add a little more almond milk, but add the correct amounts first before improvising.
- Pour into two separate cups and top with optional pumpkin pie spice.