Sweet potato pie smoothie brimming with a medley of spices
I think this beverage might be my favourite of all time, and to think I haven’t even explored all there is in the land of smoothies.
I’m partial to sweet potatoes also known as yams to my state side readers, in the UK we don’t refer to sweet potato as yams. Yam at least in the Caribbean community is a tuber root vegetable and form part of what’s known as the ground provisions. More often than not when I’m browsing the internet looking for some inspiration I have to distinguish between true yam and sweet potatoes, don’t worry I’m used to it now.
Now that I’ve done my infamous sweet-potato-and-yams-are-not-the-same-thing-in-the-Caribbean-discussion let’s focus on the recipe at hand. Here I present to you the big daddy of all things sweet potato, this is the big brother to the scrumptious sweet potato pie dessert. If I had my own way I would simultaneously eat the pie and guzzle down this smoothie with no regrets.
If you’re a fan of sweet potato pie then this beverage is just for you, I know many people have a love/hate relationship with them, some despise their naturally sweetness, while others are simply disappointed that the taste and texture is not parity to a regular white potato. Nevertheless it’s safe to say there’s at least someone out there who will be jumping for joy and raving about this smoothie.
What can I say it’s super duper filling thanks to the boiled sweet potato combined with the full fat coconut milk – all homemade, you know I don’t do the store brought stuff (I’ll spare you the additives rant). Moreover, it’s loaded with warming spices.
I would render this beverage as very timely with the summer season coming to an end. It’s a smoothie with warm notes, which helps to ease you into that transition from summer to the fall time – now you won’t feel so crestfallen about leaving the salads, popsicles and smoothies behind.
Suitable for a meal replacement or simply incorporate into your pre-existing healthy lifestyle, there’s nothing but vitamins and minerals in this drink that will nourish the body.
Great for breakfast as I said drink it in the form of a meal or on the side – if you’re vegan, paleo or gluten free then hey I’ve just catered for your needs – thank me later!
Mom, dad this is a great way to get your little munchkins to include more veggies in their diet.
- 1 large sweet potato (boiled and peeled)
- 1 medium sized frozen banana
- 1½ cup of coconut milk
- ¼ tsp of ginger
- ¼ tsp of nutmeg
- ¼ tsp of cinnamon
- 5 medjool dates or 2tbsp of coconut nectar or another GI sweetener
- 1tsp vanilla powder or extract
- a pinch of cloves (optional)
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blitz on high speed until a smooth consistency is formed.
- Serve accordingly.