This Healthy Creamy Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie with cinnamon, cashew butter (or almond butter), and dates is the perfect combo of cozy and nourishing! I love this smoothie for Winter days (or days like today in May, when it’s bloody freezing ). It’s also great for pre-workout power when you need some extra carb, protein, and antioxidant support.
If you’re a distance runner or endurance athlete, this is a great choice for you! And did I mention it tastes legitimately like sweet potato pie? Even I was shocked at how incredibly delicious this smoothie is — and I’m a long-time smoothie freak! It’s one of the best tasting smoothies I’ve ever had.
This smoothie is made with roasted sweet potato, vanilla, cinnamon, banana, cashew butter, oat milk, and peanut butter powder.
The addition of protein helps to balance out the ratio of carbohydrates and healthy fats. Peanut butter powder contains a lot less fat, but with a lot more protein! So I tend to use it as a protein powder replacement.
In my opinion, the best plant-based / vegetarian protein for smoothies is simply hemp hearts. It’s one of the few super-foods I’ve stuck with, advocated for, passionately recommended. And there’s a good reason for that!
Hemp hearts are a great source of complete protein — meaning they contain all of the amino acids our bodies need. And at around 11 grams of protein in 2-3 tablespoons, they’re on par with many animal protein sources ounce for ounce. They’re also an excellent source of Omega 3’s, Omega 6’s, and both soluble and insoluble fiber — yep, they’re a winner!
My goal with food, generally, is to keep it simple. If I can’t figure out how Mama Earth originally made what’s on my plate, I don’t want to eat it. It’s a good rule of thumb to go by. It’s kept me on track with my health goals for near a decade now.
This is why I’ve stayed away from protein powders, for the most part, considering that most of the options out there are stacked with highly processed protein concentrates, additives and refined sugar (like, wha?).
Let’s make this smoothie!
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Healthy Creamy Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
- 1 cup/200g of cooled roasted or steamed sweet potato skins peeled off
- 1-2 large Medjool dates depending on preferred sweetness
- Splash vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 frozen banana
- 2-3 tablespoons hemp hearts or peanut butter powder
- 3-4 large ice cubes
- 1 tbsp cashew butter/almond butter
- 2 cups/472ml unsweetened oat milk or any plant-based milk
- Optional: crushed gingersnaps coconut whipped cream, shaved chocolate
- Blend everything together until smooth. Serve as-is or for extra fanciness top with coconut whip and crushed gingersnaps, or shaved chocolate and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.