There are so many reasons to love sweet potatoes. They’re pumped with vitamin A and potassium. They’re a favorite fuel for athletes. They make outstanding fries. But have you ever dropped them in your morning drink? It’s a surprisingly sweet, smooth, and energizing way to power up your day. Plus, if you have roasted or mashed leftovers, it’s as easy as flipping a switch.
1 large sweet potato
1 banana, preferably frozen broken into chunks
1 cup (8 oz/250 g) low-fat Greek yogurt
1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) fresh orange juice
1 slice fresh ginger
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Scrub the sweet potato and prick it in a few places with a fork. Place the sweet potato on the prepared pan and roast until completely tender, about 45 minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin. Place the sweet potato in a bowl and mash with a fork. Cover and chill for at least an hour or up to a few days.
In a high-speed blender, combine 1 cup of the mashed sweet potato, and the banana, yogurt, orange juice, ginger, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice. Blend on high speed until thick and smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender once or twice.
Pour the smoothie into tall glasses and serve cold.
Makes 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Protein 15 g
Total fat 3 g
Saturated fat 1.5 g
Carbs 45 g
Fiber 4 g
Total sugars 25 g
Added sugars 0 g
Sodium 80 mg
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.