Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies book
September 10, 2011

This sweet potato smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book tastes like sweet potato pie a la mode. Blend it up in 5 minutes!

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

This sweet potato smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book tastes like a melted slice of sweet potato pie a la mode. It is soooooo delicious, and you can blend this treat up in less time than it takes to preheat your oven!

On days when you’re not inclined to bake to get your pie-lovin fix, a liquid pie smoothie satisfies the cravings. This healthier spin is gentler on the hips but no less delectable on the lips.

The Health Benefits Of Sweet Potato In Smoothies

Today, I cast the sensational orange-flesh sweet potato as the star attraction in my liquid pie. This sweet spud is brilliant for immunity. Abundant in beta-carotene (the precursor to vitamin A), sweet potatoes are also rich in antioxidant vitamin C to protect the connective tissue in the skin, as well as combating excessive inflammation, and neutralizing abnormal cell development. Good levels of Iron and potassium make sweet potatoes great for heart health, too.

These tubers are high in fructose, but the good news is that sweet potatoes have built-in blood-sugar moderators in the form of fiber and B vitamins, making their carbs metabolize slowly. Yeah yeah, OK, this is dessert. Let’s be honest. It’s about the fun.

This sweet potato smoothie is like a holiday hug in a glass. The maple syrup hits the sweet spot, and the spices round out the flavors and add a lovely warming quality. You could add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice if you don’t want to purchase each individual spice. For people with nut allergies, use coconut or rice milk.

Drink your sweet potato pie and thank me later.

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Blueberry Pie Smoothie
Peach Pie Smoothie
Cherry Pie Smoothie
Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie
Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
Orange and Poppy Seed Muffin Smoothie
Chocolate Cherry Ripe Smoothie
Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

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Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

This sweet potato smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies book tastes like sweet potato pie a la mode, and you can blend it up in 5 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

optional boosters:

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies book
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 42

    1. Ana,
      SO glad you loved this smoothie. Thanks!
      Give the pecan pie and apple pie smoothies a go.
      They are SCRUMPTIOUS too. Yummo!

  1. Made a batch of this today.. I hardly got Any ! The kids Loved it and gobbled it down. Might make another batch after they go to bed. Wondering – would a bit of Rum be a good addition ?

  2. Such a comforting smoothie on a rainy fall day after coming in from walking Oscar. Think I’ll add a bit more cinnamon next time. 😉

  3. The idea of sweet potato in a smoothie total freaked me out at first but then I tried this and it is TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!! Was so surprised! Best autumn treat ever – YUM!

  4. I was a sceptic about this one, but after reading your blog and comments, I dared try it and of course, it was a real delight ! Thanks Blender Girl. Yum 🙂

  5. Delicious Healthier Twist on Sweet Potato Smoothie: I can’t have sugar or sweet fruits, so my smoothie included a Garnet Yam, 1/2 large ripe Haas Avocado instead of the Banana, and about 25 drops English Toffee Stevia instead of the Maple Syrup. YUMMY!

    Now if I could only convince my husband that it is actually a Pumpkin Blizzard from DQ! Oink!

    1. LOL Jan!
      I LOVE your blend. I just tried it and it is DEELISH
      Thanks for sharing it with everyone.
      Let’s keep working on converting hubby 🙂

  6. I made this smoothie last night and OMG…delicious!!! I can’t wait to make it again! It was seriously a dessert in a cup! I’m in the process of losing weight (20 lbs gone so far!) and this was a great, healthy (only 308 calories) dinner and dessert in one! Loved it!! I can’t wait to make it again!

    1. So glad you enjoyed this Carren.
      That is an AMAZING weight-loss achievement. SO happy for you and so lovely to have you here.

  7. This smoothie was so scrumptious! I saved the extra in the freezer and had another yummy treat the next day. This recipe is going on my vita-mix playlist!! Thanks for the great recipes!

    1. An absolute pleasure!
      LOVE freezing it for a quick snack later.
      I would LOVE to know what else is on your Vitamix Playlist! YUM!!!!

      1. I just tried this ( made without banana because I didn’t have one and used coconiut milk). Still, yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

  8. Ohmygosh!!! This was AMAZING! I’ve never tasted anything like this before. I used Stevia instead of the maple syrup because my grandma has diabetes. Now I make a big batch for her every few days and I’ll freeze it and make it like an ice cream! She’s so happy now that she can get a healthy fix!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! 😀

    1. Oh, thankyou Manddaa for taking the time to share your experience. I am SO pleased you are enjoying this shake.
      Isn’t stevia AMAZING?!

  9. This was delicious!! It was funny cuz I had just baked up a sweet potato when I remembered this recipe. I had just enough to make it. Woohoo!!
    All I did different is add a little raw honey (to sweeten it extra) and extra cinnamon. Oh, and a little extra pumpkin pie spice (I like suuuuper flavorful smoothies)
    Hey, I bet this would make a fantastic raw sweet

    1. Hey Natalyn!
      Glad you enjoyed this.
      Yes! You can thicken this with chia seeds and it makes a fantastic pudding.
      Love your little tweaks too. YUM 🙂

    1. Dina, I do have some readers who have emailed and said they have added in some vegan protein powder like VEGA or SPROUT LIVING and used this after workouts. Perhaps reduce the sugar content and use stevia instead?

  10. I don’t used sweet potato in a can, I steam sweet potato to cook it, and then mash it fresh. In any case, yes, the sweet potato is cooked. I find raw cooked potato is too starchy in a smoothie, and doesn’t give you the same depth of flavor in this smoothie. I hope this helps.

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