This creamy sweet potato smoothie is filled with pureed sweet potato, warm spices, and natural sweeteners. It tastes like a delicious slice of pie. However, it’s packed with nutritious veggies so you can treat your taste buds with zero guilt! Blend this up in just seconds and enjoy it as a quick breakfast or a sweet, healthy snack. (This recipe is vegan and naturally gluten-free.)
Sweet potatoes are such a versatile superfood! If you love them, check out more sweet potato recipes like our Sweet Potato Pancakes and these yummy Sweet Potato Brownies.
Start your day with a sweet potato smoothie. Thick, velvety smooth, and perfectly sweet just like a sweet potato pie, this smoothie is simply irresistible! Luckily you don’t have to resist this vibrant orange-hued drink!
Reasons This Sweet Potato Smoothie Recipe Works
- Healthy! The main ingredient is an excellent source of fiber and avocado and nut butter are healthy fats.
- Quick! Cook the sweet potato ahead of time and all you have to do is blend, pour, then enjoy!
- Delicious! Kids and adults alike will gulp this down so it’s a great way to sneak in a vegetable serving.
Sweet Potato Benefits
Sweet potato is the star of this smoothie and it’s not without good reason! Here are just a few of its benefits:
- Rich in beta carotene, which converts into Vitamin A, which boosts skin and eye health
- An excellent source of potassium which regulates blood pressure
- Contains fiber and antioxidants which promotes gut health
- Proven to help maintain a healthy weight due to high fiber and water count, which leaves you feeling full for longer
Why Add Sweet Potato to a Smoothie?
Vegetables are added to smoothies all the time so why not make a sweet potato smoothie? I love smoothies because they are an easy, tasty way to get more nutrients. Sweet potatoes are nutritious and delicious, and with natural sweeteners like dates and maple syrup, this tastes like dessert in a cup!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Avocado: Diced and frozen.
- Sweet potato: It should be large and cooked until fork tender. Cook the sweet potato a day or two in advance in order to save yourself some time.
- Nondairy milk: You can use whichever variety of dairy-free milk you prefer: soy milk, almond milk, macadamia milk, cashew milk, etc. I suggest my quick Oat Milk recipe.
- Almond butter: This healthy fat thickens the smoothie and adds a rich quality. If you prefer another nut butter like sunflower seed butter or peanut butter, you can use that instead but it may impact the calories.
- Medjool dates: For sweetness. The flavor is caramel-like so it adds to the overall flavor.
- Cinnamon: This warm spice gives the smoothie that pie flavor.
- Maple syrup: For sweetness. Totally optional
- Vanilla extract: This balances the flavors of the smoothie.
How to Cook a Sweet Potato
This recipe requires one cooked sweet potato. Wrap it in foil and roast for 1 hour at 400°F. Alternatively, you can chop and boil the sweet potato for about 20 minutes. Or add it to an Instant Pot for about an hour.
Whichever method you choose, let the sweet potato cool down to room temperature before adding it to the other ingredients.
How to Make a Sweet Potato Smoothie
Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender then blend until smooth. If your smoothie is thicker than you’d like, add more liquid. If you would like your smoothie thicker, add ice or more frozen avocado, until you reach your desired consistency.
- Swap Out the Sweet Potatoes: Not a fan of sweet potatoes? Replace them with butternut squash or pumpkin.
- A Heartier Smoothie: For a thicker smoothie, try adding rolled oats.
- More Veggies: For even more nutrients, consider adding a mild vegetable like spinach. You won’t be able to taste it but you’ll get all the benefits! Another option would be frozen cauliflower.
- More Spices: For a health boost and a kick of flavor, add turmeric, ginger, or allspice. If you want to ensure the pie flavor is strong, use pumpkin pie spice.
- Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl: This smoothie is thick enough for a bowl. Add your favorite toppings to complete it. Some ideas include Grain Free Granola, shaved coconut, chopped nuts, raspberries, or sliced bananas.
- Other Additions: Add a tablespoon of chia seeds or hemp seeds for even more fiber and protein.
Can you blend sweet potato raw?
Yes. But cooked sweet potatoes make this sweet potato smoothie recipe extra rich and creamy and makes it so much more flavorful.
What flavors work well with sweet potato?
Sweet potatoes are enhanced by spices, particularly nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and clove.
Are sweet smoothies healthy?
Smoothies can be healthy. But even all-natural smoothies can have a large amount of sugar. In order to regulate this, even sweet smoothies should include vegetables and no more than 2 cups of fruit.
I Hope You Enjoy This Sweet Potato Smoothie Recipe!
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More Nutritious Smoothie Recipes To Try!
- Maca Smoothie
- Post Workout Smoothie
- Best Coffee Smoothie
- Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie
- Soursop Smoothie
- Sea Moss Smoothie
Creamy Sweet Potato Smoothie
- 1 cup Diced frozen avocado
- 1 Large Cooked Sweet Potato about 1 cup sweet potato puree
- 1.5 cup Non dairy milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon Almond butter
- 3 Medjool dates
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
- If your smoothie is thicker than you’d like, add more liquid. If you would like your smoothie thicker, add ice or more frozen fruit, until you reach your desired consistency.