This sweetpotato smoothie is a yummy and healthy way to start your day! Loaded with vitamins and nutrients, it will leave you feeling full all morning.
Smoothies are one of the easiest breakfast recipes you’ll ever make. Smoothies are ready in just minutes and you can add all your favorite fruits and vegetables into one glass to get in a healthy dose of vitamins at once.
Have you added sweetpotatoes to a smoothie before? I know it may seem like an interesting ingredient to add to your morning breakfast smoothie, but this amazing vegetable is an all-star food, winning on three counts: 1) nutritional value 2) flavor and 3) cooking versatility. Research published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) ranks the sweetpotato as #1 in nutrition, of all vegetables, based on points for content in fiber, natural sugars, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium and for low amounts of calories, saturated fats, sodium, cholesterol, added refined sugars and caffeine.
Based on overall points, sweetpotatoes – with a score of 184 – outscore the next highest vegetable by more than 100 points. So, why wouldn’t you add sweetpotato to your smoothie?!
Can sweetpotatoes be blended?
Yes indeed! Hence the reason it’s in this healthy protein smoothie recipe 😉 Now, you can blend it raw, but it will be a little gritty, but still delicious!
Are sweetpotatoes healthier raw or cooked?
While sweetpotatoes are considered the orange superfood, when cooked/heated the starch in sweet potatoes is broken down a way that allows your body to easily convert that starch into sugar, which can increase your blood sugar levels.
Can you freeze sweetpotatoes for smoothies?
Absolutely! Cook your sweetpotato in your preferred method (oven/microwave/slow cooker) until it’s tender, you should be able to pierce it with a fork easily, allow it to cool then put into a reusable bag or a freezer safe airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. You don’t have to remove the skin if you don’t want to!
Speaking of learning about sweetpotatoes….have you been reading this sweetpotato smoothie recipe and politely thinking that I am spelling sweet potato wrong? Well, I’m not! Did you know that “sweet potato” is actually one word? So, the correct spelling is actually sweetpotato.
Ok, well, let’s make our smoothie shall we? If you are looking for more tips on how to build the perfect smoothie, grab this free Build Your Own Smoothie Guide printable.
Healthy Sweetpotato Smoothie Key Ingredients
- Mashed sweetpotato
- Oat milk – you can substitute for dairy milk if preferred
- Greek yogurt
- Sunbutter – feel free to use peanut butter as a substitute
- Vanilla extract
The result is a creamy, slightly sweet smoothie with hints of cinnamon and banana. It almost reminds me of a pie, but, trust me, this version is a bit healthier 😉
Healthy Sweetpotato Smoothie FAQs
Q: Can you put sweetpotatoes in smoothies?
A: Yes, sweetpotatoes can be blended into smoothies. It adds fiber, vitamins A and C, and a creamy texture.
Q: Are sweetpotatoes good for you?
A: sweetpotatoes are very healthy and nutrient-dense. They are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Q: What makes this a healthy smoothie?
A: This smoothie contains nutrient-rich ingredients like sweetpotato, banana, Greek yogurt, and oat milk. It provides protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Q: What does a sweetpotato smoothie taste like?
A: This smoothie has a creamy, slightly sweet taste with hints of cinnamon and banana. The sweetpotato provides natural sweetness.
Q: Can you freeze sweetpotatoes for smoothies?
A: Yes, you can cook sweetpotatoes, let them cool, and freeze them for later use in smoothies. They will keep for up to 3 months.
Q: How long does it take to make this smoothie?
A: This healthy sweetpotato smoothie takes only about 5 minutes to prepare and blend up. It’s a quick, easy breakfast.
Q: Can you use almond milk instead of oat milk in smoothies?
A: Yes, almond milk can be substituted for oat milk in many smoothie recipes.
Q: How long does the smoothie keep in the refrigerator?
A: This smoothie will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Q: What other fruits work well in a sweetpotato smoothie?
A: Other fruits like mango, pineapple, pear or apple would also pair nicely with sweetpotato in a smoothie.
Q: Is this smoothie vegetarian/vegan friendly?
A: Yes, by using a non-dairy milk like oat milk and sunbutter instead of peanut butter, this smoothie can easily be made vegetarian/vegan.
Q: Can you use canned sweetpotato for the smoothie?
A: For the best flavor, it’s recommended to use fresh-cooked sweetpotato. But in a pinch, canned sweetpotato can be drained and used.
- 1 cup mashed sweetpotatoes
- 1 banana
- 3/4 cup oat milk
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp sun butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until fully combined.
- Optional: top with crushed up toasted coconut chips