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Sweet Potato Smoothie Sweet potatoes for a delicious Sweet Potato Smoothie Spices in our Sweet Potato Smoothie It’s Sweet Potato Smoothie time! This is one of those recipes you should use when you buy stuff for dinner and then never actually make dinner and order pizza instead. We have all been there, and being a big fan of potatoes I always purchase them. I like to imagine making fluffy mashed potatoes, tater tots, a gratin; you know something that will be a delicious way to consume carbs. Sadly, there are times when I come home and the last thing I want to do is turn the oven or stove on. I can however handle turning on my vitamix to make delicious and amazing smoothies. So with this simple Sweet Potato Smoothie recipe you can use leftover sweet potatoes that were possibly once destined for carb indulging side dishes.  You can slurp this smoothie down for breakfast or dessert or anytime. God, I love smoothies.
♥ Teri

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Sweet Potato Smoothie
Make 2

3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed (then chilled)
1 1/2 cups cold sweetened almond milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, optional
1 tablespoon raw honey, optional

1. Pour all ingredients into a blender.
2. Puree mixture until smooth, adding more almond milk (1 to 2 tablespoons at a time) as needed, if  mixture is too thick.
3. Pour mixture into 2 glasses and serve.


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  1. Belinda @themoonblushbaker Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh do I know that feeling, so many times with good intentions I buy veggies, tofu etc; only to forego and eat a burger.
    love the combination! almost better better than dinner its self

  2. Quyen Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks great, but I have to admit, it is a lot of work for a smoothie! :) I’ll keep it in mind when I have extra sweet potatoes from another dish.

  3. Jill Not Specified Not Specified

    Strange timing – I actually had a sweet potato shake for breakfast today. I thought mine was missing something, I use a very similar recipe (no yogurt) with grade B maple syrup for the honey, but have never thought of adding cardamom. Making this tomorrow morning! Thanks for the perfect timing!

    • Jill Not Specified Not Specified

      I had this smoothie for breakfast this morning, using the honey and cardamom, so delicious!! Thanks for sharing !!

  4. tahnycooks Not Specified Not Specified

    YES, PLEASE!!! Move over eggnog, hello sweet potato smoothie!!

  5. Erika Not Specified Not Specified

    THIS IS SO BRILLIANT!!! Guess what I have chilling in my fridge? TWO COOKED SWEET POTATOES! So excited to try this. And I love the video!!

  6. Jessica Not Specified Not Specified

    What perfect timing–I’m eating (delicious!) leftover sweet potatoes for lunch right now! Do you think the smoothie recipe would work with yams, too? I’m still figuring out what the actual difference is between the two…thanks!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Fun fact: sweet potatoes and yams (that we see in the grocery store everyday) are actually the same thing…sweet potatoes! Real yams actually have a grey, slightly hairy skin!

      So yes, you can totally use either :)

  7. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve never had sweet potato in a smoothie before–sounds amazing! Clearly this is a perfect seasonal smoothie for the cooler weather. :)

  8. Tammela Not Specified Not Specified

    Um, wow. I must add this to my sweet potato repertoire!

  9. Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) Not Specified Not Specified

    Yesssss fall is totally sweet potato season. Pumpkin is fine but sweet potato is so…sweet! Love smoothies, too, so sounds about right.

  10. Tieghan Not Specified Not Specified

    Sweet potatoes are my thing come fall! I love them and this is new way to use the leftovers! Yes!

  11. Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so good! How long should we chill the sweet potatoes for?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      You just want them to be cold so that you are drinking a nice, cold smoothie!… A hot smoothie might be kinda gnarly ;)

  12. Lee Ann Not Specified Not Specified

    Thanks for the recipe! I always order a similar shake at a Haitian restaurant near me. When I tell people about it, they always stare at me like I’m crazy. until they taste the goodness, & then they’re converted.

  13. Christy Not Specified Not Specified

    Sweet Potato Smoothie, what a great idea, I would never have thought it myself. It is so true that with all the best intentions we sometimes opt for a burger or pizza. Once this happens to me again, and it will I assure you, I will not feel so guilty knowing the sweet potatoes are destined for my breakfast. I cant wait to make this, I simply adore cardamom.

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  15. Jamie Not Specified Not Specified

    Now THIS sounds interesting! Sweet, yet healthy… a must try! For more great recipes, fill out the form at!

  16. Anthea Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh! Amazing! I never would have thought of trying a smoothie with Kumara (what we call sweet potatoes here in New Zealand).


  17. Rachel @thedessertchronicles Not Specified Not Specified

    I would never have thought of this but it sounds really good! The perfect way to use the sweet potatoes that I recently bought!

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  19. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    WHAT? So in.

  20. Erin @ MyRecipes Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, this looks amazing. Is there a glaring difference in the consistency of a sweet potato smoothie over your average berry smoothie? Definitely need to try this.

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  22. Iris Not Specified Not Specified

    Just bought, baked and froze about two dozen sweet potatoes. Going to try this recipe. What is cardamom?

  23. jwb Not Specified Not Specified

    “leftover sweet potatoes that were possibly once destined for carb indulging side dishes”

    aren’t sweet potatoes low in carbs?

  24. Sarah Delicious Not Specified Not Specified

    Fed this to my picky four-year-old for dessert last night. He asked for seconds. WIN.

  25. vivian Not Specified Not Specified

    Sweet Potato smoothie I just made one and loved it. I used a baked Sweet Potato, almond milk, organic rolled date with coconut, ice, water and banana. I’m on the Daniel fast and have become very creative. Can’t have artificial foods, only natural foods. Dates give the sweetness. All natural ingredients. Will try this recipe as well. I want it warm.

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  27. loraine Not Specified Not Specified

    The words may be used interchangeably, but sweet potatoes and yams aren’t the same thing at all. Though they both can be used cooked or raw in a smoothie, their flavors are different. Most US citizens don’t even have access to true yams. Yams and sweet potatoes come from completely different families, and what our grocery stores sell as yams are sweet potatoes.