I’m delighted to be sharing another smoothie recipe here! This is one of Gracie’s favorites – she has no idea that there’s sweet potatoes in it 😉 If I’m being completely honest, you don’t taste them. That’s when you know it’s a good one, right? Keep reading to find out what’s in this healthy sweet potato chocolate peanut butter smoothie!
Healthy Sweet Potato Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Chocolate peanut butter is a combination that’s always been a weakness of mine. When I set out to formulate a new recipe, I knew I wanted something dessert-tasting, but still full of nutrients. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6!
For this, I steam the sweet potatoes first, then freeze them. It’s best for optimal digestion. I’ve never tried raw sweet potatoes, so I can’t vouch for that!
I also add in some blackstrap molasses (which is an amazing source of iron, Vitamin B6, calcium, and magnesium) and fiber-rich, and Omega-3 rich foods like chia seeds and flaxseed to all of my smoothies. I’ve even thrown in some avocado for added fats, and she has no clue! (And neither do I.)
EASY, HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPE
With all of the health benefits you’ll receive from drinking one of these bad boys, there really isn’t a downside. Other than that you’ll feel super full and satisfied after! Also, keep in mind that I make a giant smoothie, I mean GIANT because I drink a whole jar full as my breakfast, and Grace has a good 1-2 cups in her smoothie cup! You can cut these ingredients in half or multiply if you need more!
1 cup frozen, then steamed sweet potatoes
- 1 frozen banana
2 tbs. peanut butter (or sub sunflower butter if nut free)
1 tsp. cinnamon + more for topping
3/4 cup plant-based milk (I like Califia Farms or The New Barn)
2-4 pitted Medjool dates
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds and/or flaxseeds
- 1 tsp. blackstrap molasses
- 1 tbsp. organic unsweetened cocoa powder (I like this one)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- To prep the sweet potatoes, peel, slice, and steam them until tender and then let them cool. Then place them in a freezer safe container.
- When you’re ready to make a smoothie, add in all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Optional: Add some cinnamon or almond butter on top.
- You can drink out a of a reusable smoothie straw or eat it with a spoon from my favorite wide-mouth Weck smoothie jar. Enjoy!
SHOP THIS POST:
I hope you loved this healthy sweet potato chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe!! If you do decide to try it out, please use the hashtag #LivinginColorEats on your photos and Instastories so I can see your beautiful food photography + see your review!
If you enjoyed reading this post, please consider pinning one of the images below so that other people can find this recipe and enjoy it too!