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
We 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.
Have you ever tried raw sweet potato?
*FRUIT THICKIE INGREDIENTS*
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)
*TO MAKE INTO A GREEN THICKIE* Add:
1 Cup *Spinach*, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost.
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. Nutrition info