This special sweet potato smoothie, aka “Thanksgiving in Your Mouth” is perfect to keep you healthy & festive all through the fall. Our local farm just posted signs for their annual pumpkin patch, so fall is definitely in the air around here (even if it’s still in the 80s every day).
I talk a lot about seasonal eating. It’s not just for the quality and flavor, eating seasonally also gives the body the max amount of nutrients. This sweet potato smoothie recipe capitalizes on the flavor and nutrients of sweet potatoes, and I can’t wait for you to try it!
Smoothie Recipe Ingredients
This smoothie recipe offers a rawkstar list of ingredients that will fuel your day.
- Spinach: contains dietary fiber, which protects the body from a number of conditions including diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.
- Sweet potato: loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Cooking the sweet potato (which is needed for this smoothie recipe) inside its skin helps it retain up to 92% of its nutritional profile.
- Mango: this stone fruit has 67% of the RDI of vitamin C, 20% of copper, and 18% of folate in 1 serving.
- Cinnamon: an ancient spice that lowers blood sugar. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Almond milk: helps provide a protein boost to the smoothie. Try to make your own almond milk, or use my comprehensive guide for the best almond milk brands.
Adding Protein to Smoothies
While this sweet potato smoothie recipe contains 5.9 grams of protein per serving, I like to add a bit more if I’m using it as a meal replacement. I suggest adding my homemade protein powder, because it is the cleanest, plant-based protein powder on the market.
It offers 10 grams of additional protein, as well as 5 grams of healthy fat. When adding 1 serving of Smoothie Boost to this recipe, I also add in a little more liquid to offset the extra thickness it adds.
More Sweet Potato Recipes
Honestly, sweet potatoes are a super affordable + delicious way to embrace the flavors of fall. I use them in all kinds of recipes, and hope that you’ll try adding them to your regular grocery rotation as well! While this sweet potato smoothie is great, check out some more of my fav sweet potato recipes below:
- Savory sweet potato noodles: My take on one of my fav Thai dishes, Pad Thai, this recipe checks all the boxes. Delicious, filling, and super fun to make. This takes ‘take out’ to a whole new level.
- Vegan sweet potato with kale slaw: Originally created for my very first cleanse, our Seasonal Cleanse, this recipe is a fan favorite. The kale slaw provides a tangy finish to roasted sweet potato as well as a dense nutritional profile.
- Spiralized taco salad: This is a taco salad my whole family will eat. I promise you won’t miss the meat, because there are so many great flavors and textures already in this dish.
- Hemp heart veggie bowl: When people ask me how I get protein when eating a plant based diet, I give them this recipe. Tons of veggies, yet contains 12 grams of protein. This hemp sauce can be used in a number of dishes, though it shines in this one.
What are some of your fav fall recipes? I’d love it if you shared them in the comments below! Oh, and let me know if you give this sweet potato smoothie a sip.
Sweet Potato Smoothie
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 2 tbsp water
- ½ sweet potato cooked (see notes)
- 1 cup mango frozen
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 serving homemade protein powder optional
- Blend spinach, almond milk and water until smooth.
- Next add remaining ingredients and blend again.
- Bake sweet potato at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Then chill in fridge until ready to use.
- Use frozen mango to make the green smoothie cold.
- Swap spinach for the leafy greens of your choice.
I tried looking for canned sweet potato yet couldn’t find any. Where do you recommend getting this (to save time cooking a sweet potato).
Great question! Yams can be swapped in for sweet potatoes in a pinch. We think you’ll have a much easier time finding canned yams instead at most any grocery or super store.
My grocery store carries frozen sweet potatoes. Sometimes they’re near the frozen vegetables, and sometimes there near the frozen fruit so you may have to search for them.
I’ve only seen canned yams, but I’d bet canned pumpkin can be used interchangeably if you can’t find the yams or sweet potatoes.
I hope this helps, happy blending!
Another great one! Thank you!!
You’re so welcome!!
Sounds delicious! This would be a great way to sneak sweet potatoes to my youngest who isn’t crazy about them!
Awesome, Kathy! How did your kiddo like the smoothie?
This recipe is a fall staple in our house! Delish.
Same here, Kim! It’s sooo good. 🙂
This recipe has become a family tradition on Thanksgiving morning!
What a great tradition, Amanda! 😀
I was skeptical how the mango would pair with the sweet potato, yet it tasted perfectly balanced, and not too sweet! Another fall fav added to my list.
They really work well together, don’t they?! 🙂
I made this this morning, I didn’t have mangoes but had frozen pineapple and substituted that like you suggested. Other than adding a tablespoon of cacao powder followed the recipe exactly and omg so good. Definitely adding to my morning smoothie rotation. So good thank you
Sheri, those sound like great subs and additions! Glad you loved it!!
Delicious!!! I had a leftover roasted sweet potato so this was perfect. I make a green smoothie almost every day and this was a nice change from my usual frozen fruit. Between the mango and sweet potato is was almost too sweet 😉 if there is such a thing. I usually use coconut water as my base and also added a few pieces of frozen avocado. I will definitely be making this again over the next few months.
This one is so good and I love the fall flavor! So glad we could help you find a use for your leftover sweet potato. 🙂
I have started my 30 day green smoothie challenge again this year to deal with the stress this year has definitely brought all of us. I started do the green smoothie again after I had to move back in with my parents. Now the whole family has a green smoothie each morning or a a healthy snack through out the day. Definitely going to try this sweet potato one during the weekend.
Some of my favorite fall recipes is stuffed acorn squash. Sweet is with cinnamon and apples. Savory ground turkey and different veggies and apples for sweetness. Going to play around with a few flavors this season and see if I can come up with a twist on a family classic.
That sounds great, Tobi! We love to hear about families enjoying green smoothies together. 🙂