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Nov 12, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy

Sweet Potato Smoothie

The polar vortex has arrived and this means despite my iphone telling me it's 3 degrees celsius, it actually feels like -5 when the wind whips across your face! BRRRR. However, if you've got a sweet potato smoothie in your belly then all is well in the world because comfort food keeps you warm!

We took this photo in our final days at our condo (yes we've just moved and yes I'm in my robe). And by the way, it's FREEZING.

I'm all about healthy comfort foods in case you might have noticed from my recent recipe posts -- Pumpkin Chickpea Coconut Soup , Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and Ginger Cranberry Granola. If you have leftover sweet potato like I did, then it's time for a sweet potato smoothie.

The spices in this smoothie including cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg make it warming and very anti-inflammatory. It is fiber-rich to keep you fuller longer and adds bulk to your stools for joyous BMs.

This smoothie tastes like a warm hug feels like on a cold day!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup baked sweet potato
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp love
  • 1 scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • Water to your desired consistency*
Instructions
  1. Toss all your ingredients into a high power blender and pulse until smooth. Voila - sweet potato smoothie deliciousness!

Notes

*Want it warm it up? Boil the water just before adding it to the blender.
Serves 1 generously, or shared between 2 people.

What's your favourite way to use sweet potato?

Have a joyous day and stay warm!

Joy

Nov 12, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy
3 Comments
Elyse   •   November 16, 2014

This looks delicious! I've got a sweet potato sitting in my fridge, so I know what I'll be making on Monday morning!

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LeeAnne Gelfand   •   January 2, 2015

Thank you for sharing your knowledge; I always appreciate learning new ways to eat. We all eat, doesn't mean we do it well. I have now officially reached middle age, just turned 55 but I feel like 85. I'm 30 pounds overweight; have back fat that feels like a monkey on my back and arm fat and belly fat. I am. Fat. Upside? I won't drown. I'm buoyant. :o) Not that I think I'm a horrible person, I don't. I am a person who fell off the path of wellness. I just didn't care anymore. Clearly. I am now feeling afraid of the next 30 years of my life; they need to be quality. I am a nine year breast cancer survivor; I had a complete mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I haven't been scared enough yet. So, as I sit here eating a home made hummus with zucchini and carrots, and a bowl of strawberries ..... I feel like I might be on my way to being a healthier older woman. A role model for my two young adult daughters. Yay for me. Now for a chug of water. I printed off some recipes to get me going. Pumpkin Coconut Soup, Raw Carrot Cake Balls and Turkey Quinoa Soup. I'm starting with ingredients I already have in my home. I bake for Ronald McDonald House once a week, and I have purchased gluten free baking items to use there. They are very expensive. I am hoping that by next week, January 9, I feel a difference in my body. Thank you again sweet, kind and gentle soul: Joy McCarthy. with much affection, LeeAnne

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Charlene Carr   •   May 19, 2015

Wow! So yummy. Thank you! :)

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