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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie Recipe

Last weekend I spent most of Saturday evening eating copious amounts of smoked, barbecued meats and drinking wine. The following morning I woke up with a craving for dessert. Obviously dessert wasn't going to happen, so, I had the next best thing...a dessert smoothie.

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie Recipe

3/4 cups of sweet potatoes
1/2 cup of steamed carrots
1 cup of coconut milk
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon raw Trader Joe's almond butter 
1 tablespoon of Chia seed (for a smoother finish, grind seeds before using)
1/8 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. While not exactly a giant slice of sweet potato pie topped with whipped cream, It satisfied my craving for dessert and kept me full for hours....all at 364 calories.

Check out the nutrition Information from MyFitnessPal

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie Nutrition Facts

This is a great smoothie to make on days when you are craving dessert but don't want to indulge....you know, because maybe you indulged in everything in the last month.

Enjoy!

Posted on April 22, 2014 and filed under Recipe, Smoothie.

Recipe: Tropical Vegan Fruit Smoothies

I recently realized I was simply eating  leftovers for breakfast. It didn't happen everyday but enough to be noticed.  It didn't matter what it was, pizza, stir fry, curried chicken, you name it, if it was in the fridge it was fair game for breakfast. I would pour coffee, heat up my leftovers and breakfast would be served.  For real, real. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day I decided to make a change and make sure breakfast was healthy and nutritious. Enter the smoothies.  I don't like smoothies because I actually like chewing my food.  Also,  how does one put bacon and fried chicken in a smoothie? (JOKING!)

I reached out to my girlfriend for smoothie recipes and she sent me a few ideas.  I modified the recipes, mt Tropical Vegan Fruit Smoothies is one such modification.

 

Vegan Fruit Smoothie

  • 1 cup  coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup mango chunks (I had fresh mangoes, so yummy)
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons steel cup oats
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

The first time I made this it was very grainy.  This confirmed for me that I needed a new blender but I was not gonna let a blender prevent my greatness, so, the next time I soaked the oats in the coconut milk overnight to soften the oats and make it easier to blend.  Next, I dumped all ingredients in the blender and blended until smooth. Perfection!

Until next time...

Posted on February 19, 2013 and filed under Recipe, Vegan, Smoothie.