Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
1 ½ cups mashed cooked orange sweet potato or yams
2 cups almond milk
½ cup ice
1 fresh or frozen banana
3 or 4 Tbsp maple syrup depending on your taste preference
1 tsp natural vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
pinch Celtic sea salt
Throw all the ingredients in your blender and puree until smooth and creamy.
I love sweet potatoes any way I can get them – steamed, baked or roasted. Sweet potatoes are soft, fibrous vegetables that are sweet and decadent, and are high in beta carotene which boosts immune defenses and may protect DNA in cells from cancer-causing chemicals.
One of my favourite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes is in a good piece of sweet potato pie. I make a delicious crustless sweet potato pie. But on the days when I am not inclined to bake, I like to blend up a quick vegan sweet potato smoothie to satisfy my cravings without the need to coat-check my liver!
This vegan sweet potato smoothie hits the spot for me, and I hope it will for you too. I will attach a disclaimer right here and say that this smoothie is very rich! A little goes a long way for me. I always share it with a friend, but my mother could happily devour the entire blender full in one sitting. So, see how you go.
This vegan sweet potato smoothie is fantastic if you feel like something decadent during your healthy eating regime. It tastes like a treat without being too naughty. I like to use orange sweet potatoes or yams to get a really nice depth of flavour. The maple syrup adds to the mixture beautifully, and the spices round out the flavours nicely. You could always add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to make this smoothie more affordable if you don’t want to purchase each individual spice.
**Similarly, with the almond milk, you could use soy milk or rice milk to accommodate people with nut allergies.
Either way, this vegan sweet potato pie smoothie is divine!