Filled with warming spices and hints of maple, this Healthy Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Smoothie tastes just as decadent as sweet potato pie!
I am always on the lookout for a good smoothie recipe, and this Sweet Potato Smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of fall in smoothie form.
In fact, this smoothie reminds me of a decadent slice of sweet potato pie. It is rich and creamy, and perfectly spiced.
Yet it also happens to be completely guilt-free!
Sweetened naturally and packed full of vitamins and nutrients, this Sweet Potato smoothie is perfection.
Notes on Ingredients
- Sweet Potato Puree: Use the flesh of baked or Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes.
- 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, without the need for copius amounts of sweeteners or ice cream.
- Maple Syrup: Not only does maple syrup help to sweeten the smoothie, but it also adds warmth and dimension to the overall flavor. And because maple syrup is so rich, a small amount goes a long way.
- Spices: Cinnamon, ground ginger, and nutmeg work to enhance the flavors of the sweet potato and add warmth to the smoothie.
How to Prepare a Sweet Potato Smoothie
- Begin this smoothie recipe by preparing the sweet potatoes. Prepare Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes or bake sweet potatoes for 1 hour in the oven at 400 degrees F. Once the potatoes are cooked, allow them to cool until cool enough to handle. Remove the skin of the sweet potatoes and place the flesh of the potatoes into an airtight container. Chill completely. This smoothie is a fantastic way to use up leftover baked sweet potatoes.
- To prepare the actual 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 Sweet Potato Nachos
- Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Oatmeal
- Sweet Potato Pancakes
- Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
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Sweet Potato Smoothie
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- ½ cup sweet potato puree
- 1 banana frozen and chopped into 1 inch cubes
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped optional
- Place coconut milk in a blender first. 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.