Celebrate the fall season (even if the weather is still warm!)
Fall is here! Time for pumpkins, Halloween, and sweet potato pie. But we all know that while the seasons always change, sometimes the weather does not. So, we’ve come up with a solution to get your fall food fill while staying cool in warmer weather! This sweet potato pie smoothie is the perfect healthy treat to get into the autumn mood!
Splendid Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a nutritious tuber that are packed with essential nutrients like fiber and vitamin A. Fiber supports healthy blood sugar control, digestion, and even a reduction in LDL cholesterol. Meanwhile, vitamin A benefits your eye health and can be found in many orange vegetables like carrots and pumpkin.
Do I Need Protein Powder
Adding protein powder to your smoothie can boost your intake of the muscle building macronutrient by a ton. Protein isn’t just for bulding muscle, though. It’s also good for satiety and cell function. We recommend using vanilla protein powder for this smoothie because it adds to the flavor, but you can swap it for an unflavored one or pass on it all together, as well. If you choose unflavored, you may want to add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract for some of the same flavor. Unsure which protein powder to go for? Check out our list of 7 Clean Protein Powders for Your Favorite Recipes for more information! Or, add some collagen to your smoothie!
Serve This Sweet Potato Smoothie
Start by prepping the sweet potato. To do this, heat two inches of water in a saucepan over medium heat until gently simmering. Insert a steamer basket and add the sweet potato. Cover and steam it until soft, flipping it after five minutes (you will steam it for about ten minutes total). Drain the water and place the potato in the refrigerator to cool. Once cooled, combine the sweet potato with the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Add more ice or water to reach the desired consistency. Blend all of the ingredients together, pour your smoothie in a glass, and enjoy!
Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
- 1 sweet potato small, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup ice
- Heat 2 inches of water in a saucepan over medium heat until gently simmering.
- Insert a steamer basket and add the sweet potato. Cover and steam until soft, stirring every 5 minutes (about 10 minutes total). Drain and place in the refrigerator to cool.
- Once cool, combine the sweet potatoes with the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Add more ice or water to reach the desired consistency.
Have you made this recipe?
Tag @skinnyms on Instagram or hashtag it #skinnyms
Enjoyed this Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie recipe? If so, try these chilled recipes next: