If you’re reading this post after the title, thank you- I PROMISE the smoothie is a million times better than it may sound. I’ve been on such a smoothie kick here lately- perhaps it’s my ridiculous lack of time and I can throw a bunch of stuff (even veggies!) in a container with blades and call it a meal… OR perhaps it’s because I finally opened my Vitamix after it set in a box since December (again with the whole lack of time thing), BUT either way, smoothies are my jam.
Late last week I was super low on fruits and veggies…. like, with the exception of a lone sweet potato in the hanging basket, I had nothing fresh. But thank goodness for that sweet potato. #sweetpotatoforthewin
*Side note- There are a couple clutch items I always have around- bananas in the freezer, sweet potatoes in the hanging basket and a KIND bar in my purse/gym bag/work bag*
Banana + sweet potato is sweet, creamy, blends into this gorgeous orange color and hey- a glass a day keeps the doc away. Yes, that’s a wine glass.
Now, no freaking out about a raw sweet potato and the time it could take to convert that into a smoothie- the microwave has your back. The sweet potato is the superstar of this smoothie. #smile
KISS Tip #1: Prick a sweet potato with a fork on all sides, place on microwave safe bowl/plate and microwave on 90 second intervals until cooked (about 4-5 minutes for a medium sized sweet potato). Rotate sweet potato at the end of each 90 seconds.
KISS Tip #2: Keep frozen bananas in the freezer (peeled and halved) to toss in smoothies and eliminate the need for ice!
KISS Tip #3: Add a dash of cinnamon for a slightly different (and still delicious) flavor!
KISS Sweet Potato Banana SmoothieServes 1 (Double or Triple as needed!)
1 small banana, frozen
1/2 cup mashed sweet potato (see above KISS Tip for fast mashed sweet potato!)
1/3 cup yogurt of choice
1/3 cup milk of choice (cow’s, almond, soy, etc.)
1 dash cinnamon
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, if desired
1.) Place all ingredients into blender and blend on high until smooth and desired consistency is achieved.
2.) For added nutrition, consider adding 1-3 tsp of flax, chia or hemp seeds!
*Depending on moisture content of fruit, additional milk may be needed. Start with 1/3 cup and increase from there- it’s always easier to “thin” down a smoothie than it is to “thicken” up.*