Mmm fall is (almost) upon us my friends. Leaves on the ground, naked trees, crisp cool air, our visible breaths billowing in the air, and of course, warm and spicy fall desserts. I love fall, I cannot wait! This smoothie ties in the warm flavors of fall with a refreshingly sweet and healthy twist to typical pie cravings. A smoothie that will no doubt be a reoccurrence throughout this holiday season…
Sweet potatoes and their complex carbs <3 It’s important to include a fat source with your sweet potatoes in order to absorb the fat soluble vitamin A (beta-carotene). Your non-dairy milk may contain the necessary fats, but if not nuts are a good source as well as hemp, chia, or flax seeds.
The frozen banana works as a natural sweetener and provides a thick and creamy texture. If you feel you’d like it a bit sweeter, add in some stevia, or some maple syrup or raw honey to enhance the fall flavors. Speaking of fall flavors, the pumpkin pie spice and fresh ginger really ties this smoothie all together with their warm and spicy attributes.
1 cup cooked sweet potato, cubed
1 large frozen ripe banana
1 cup non-dairy milk
1 inch chunk fresh ginger
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
chopped walnuts/pecans or hemp/flax/chia seeds (fat source)
stevia, maple syrup, honey (optional)
Add all ingredients except sweetener and nuts into blender and mix!
Taste your smoothie and add sweetener if necessary.
Top with chopped nuts and you have yourself a (healthy) delectable fall treat.