Banana and Sweet Potato Smoothie Dessert

Banana and Sweet Potato Smoothie

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Banana and Sweet Potato Smoothie

Before you run away at the thought of putting a potato in a smoothie, let me tell you that sweet potato in a smoothie is so nice and very similar to pumpkin or butternut squash.  This sweet potato smoothie tastes like a sweet banana pie and is absolutely gorgeous.

Raw Sweet Potato Smoothie

It’s perfectly possibly to eat sweet potato raw and many raw foodists enjoy sweet potato as a great form of filling carbs when they want something slightly more savoury than fruit.  The first time I tried raw sweet potato was at a raw food potluck, and the sweet potato had been marinated in a gorgeous sauce with some other vegetables.  It was one of the nicest stews I’d ever tried.

So I knew it was perfectly possible to eat sweet potato raw, the test was whether it was going to blend up well in a smoothie.  In my high speed blender it blended up extremely well, but I’ve not tried it with a normal blender, so to be on the safe side, you might want to use cooked sweet potato in this smoothie if you’re not sure whether your smoothie can handle it.

How to cook a sweet potato

You can cook a sweet potato in the same way you would cook normal potatoes.  You can bake them in the oven (remove the skin before adding it to the smoothie) at 400 degrees for 40-60 minutes.  You can also boil, steam or cook them in the microwave until soft.    Wait until it cools down before adding it to the smoothie.

Sweet Potato and Banana Pie Smoothie

Sweet Potato SmoothieWe all really loved this smoothie.  My husband always gives his feedback on my smoothies when he gets home from work.  He told me he particularly liked this smoothie and was shocked when I said him it contained sweet potato.  It tastes like a lovely sweet pie to me.

The good thing about this smoothie is it’s completely raw (if you use raw sweet potato), gluten free, sugar free, vegan and free from oats for those people that can’t tolerate oats.  It’s also a very filling meal replacement smoothie.  (A Thickie) and you have the option to turn it into a green thickie by adding spinach, which I highly recommend.

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Banana and Sweet Potato Smoothie Dessert

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

2 servings

Number of servings: Approximately 1 pint

Banana and Sweet Potato Smoothie Dessert

If the thought of a sweet potato smoothie sounds a bit strange, have no fear, this smoothie tastes just like a sweet pie.


2 Cups Water (If you are drinking this straight away substitute one cup of water for ice)
1 Cup of Sweet Potato/ One Small Sweet potato (Raw or cooked)
4 Bananas (4 Cups)
½ Cup Raisins / Sultanas (or any dried fruit)
¼ Cup Pecans (Or any other nuts or plain seeds)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ Cup Dried Coconut (Or any other type of coconut)
1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)


Blend the ingredients in the order listed. If you are making a green smoothie blend the greens and liquid first and then blend the rest of the ingredients. This creates more space in your blender. Add more water if required to thin it out. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending. It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down.

NOTE: The calories shown are for half of the ingredients listed as this smoothie serves 2.


If you are new to Green Thickies and have more questions about making the perfect green thickie, please read this guide on How to make a Green Thickie .

Suitable for Special Diets: Gluten free, raw (Use raw sweet potato), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, wheat free, soya free, salt free, nut free (replace nuts with any plain seeds)* If you want to check if you can drink green thickies on your special diet please read this first. This will suggest some substitutions so you can still enjoy Green Thickies with ingredients you can tolerate.

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  1. i think I’ll have to make this into a sweet potato Thai smoothie somehow. Add some curry (I’m a sucker for curry), and peanut butter. Leave out the stuff I don’t have (raisins)

  2. Kathleen says:

    Over 1,000cal and 33g of fat?! That’s almost a days worth. Is that correct?

  3. This is DELICIOUS! I pinned it immediately and I am literally sipping on it now. I didn’t really measure out anything though. This is what I threw into my blender: some cooked sweet potato, 3 very ripe bananas, a handful or two of slivered almonds, a snack box of raisins, some coconut milk, some water and ice! Awesome! MY TASTE BUDS THANK YOU!

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