Healthy Eating

Superfood Sweet Potato Smoothie

There is so much a I love about Fall foods – the colors, the warming flavors, the sweet aromas. With squashes, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes are at their peak in Autumn I often get overwhelmed deciding which of these seasonal vegetable options to cook. My young boys are not as crazed about the flavors as I am and my restaurateur husband has been working like crazy and rarely is home for meals so I’ve had to get creative on how ┬áto enjoy the Fall harvest (much of which I get from my weekly local farm delivery From the Farmer DC). Since I make a smoothie still several times a week I opted to take my roasted sweet potato and turn it into a delicious, creamy milkshake-like breakfast packed with some added superfoods to power me through the day!

SweetPotato Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 roasted sweet potato (wash a whole sweet potato, poke several holes around with a fork, roast at 400 F for 35-60 mins depending on size, or until soft or oozing slightly)
  • 1 ripe organic pear
  • 2 tbsp of organic cashew butter
  • 1 tsp of organic cinnamon*
  • 1/2 tsp of cardamom*
  • 3-4 pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp of hemp hearts
  • 2 cups Hemp milk
  • 4-5 ice cubes

* could use 1.5 tsp of Pumpkin Pie spice in place of cinnamon and cardamom

Make

  • Add sweet potato and pear to blender. Add Hemp milk and then rest of ingredients. Blend. Enjoy!

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