Sweet potatoes star in this smoothie recipe! Filled with warming spices and hints of maple this Sweet Potato Smoothie tastes just like sweet potato pie!
I am not sure why it took me so long to create a Sweet Potato Smoothie recipe, because it is simply PERFECTION!!
I used my Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole as inspiration, and just like in my classic Thanksgiving side dish, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg help to highlight the sweet potatoes.
- Sweet Potato Puree: The flesh of baked sweet potatoes is needed to make this smoothie–just be sure it the puree is cooled before making the smoothies.
- Coconut Milk: The coconut milk adds richness to the smoothie and pairs exceptionally well with sweet potatoes, but you can use any non-dairy or dairy milk you like.
- Bananas: Frozen banana chunks help to sweeten this smoothie and make it thick and luscious.
- Maple Syrup: Not only does maple syrup help to sweeten the smoothie, but it also adds warmth and dimension to the overall flavor
- Spices: Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg are essential to this smoothie. I HIGHLY recommend using a microplane to grate fresh nutmeg instead of using dried nutmeg–the flavor is distinctly superior.
- Bake or boil sweet potatoes to prepare sweet potato puree. I use my recipe for Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes to have sweet potatoes done quickly. Alternatively, roast sweet potatoes for 1 hour in the oven at 400 degrees. Once potatoes are prepared, scoop out the flesh of the sweet potato and allow to cool before making the smoothie. This smoothie is a fantastic way to use up leftover baked sweet potatoes.
- To prepare smoothie, place the coconut milk in the blender FIRST, to allow for easier blending. Then add in the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.
- To serve this Sweet Potato Smoothie, drizzle with additional maple syrup and top with chopped walnuts if desired.
Craving a Pumpkin Smoothie?
Use canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) in place of the sweet potato puree.
More Sweet Potato Recipes
- Baked Eggs in Sweet Potatoes
- Baked Sweet Potato Nachos
- Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Oatmeal
- Sweet Potato Pancakes
- Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Smoothie
- 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
- 1 banana frozen and chopped into 1 inch cubes
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped optional
- Place coconut milk in a blender first and then add in the sweet potato puree, spices, vanilla, maple syrup, and bananas. Blend until smooth.
- Top with chopped walnuts and additional maple syrup if desired.
- Feel free to use any non-dairy or even dairy milk you like.
- I find the banana adds just the right amount of sweetness and creaminess to the Sweet Potato Shake, however, if you need this smoothie to be sweeter, increase the amount of maple syrup used.
- Freshly grated nutmeg is better than ground nutmeg.
- Craving a Pumpkin Smoothie? Use canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) in place of the sweet potato puree.