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Sweet Potato Smoothie

The season’s fascination with pumpkin spice everything has me switching out sweet potatoes for pumpkin at every opportunity.  Fact is, sweet potatoes are simply better. There’s not a recipe that calls for pumpkin that isn’t vastly improved with a sweet potato substitution.

Case in point: a sweet potato smoothie. A vigorous blending of  cooked sweet potatoes, frozen bananas, almond milk, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little sweetener — and the nectar of the gods emerges. A rather elegant transformation for this humble little spud.

A sweet potato becomes a smoothie

Among the silkiest smoothies I’ve ever tasted, a sweet potato smoothie is  a rich, eggnog-like experience with far more flavor, nutrition and fun.

A game-changing holiday beverage if there ever was one. I can’t recommend this highly enough.

Ingredients

  •  1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes (either roasted or steamed and then cooled)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 12 – 15  raw almonds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. raw sugar (optional)

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until completely pureed.
  • Serve immediately