There's nothing wrong with an insatiable sweet tooth that starts ticking the minute you wake up, but you'll probably feel pretty foggy-headed and hungry well before lunch if you eat a frosted doughnut for breakfast. Get your dessert fix first thing in the morning with this subtly sweet and undeniably creamy "sweet potato pie" smoothie.
This smoothie offers tons of filling fiber and vitamin A, which supports the immune system and helps prevent skin from aging. Due to their relatively low glycemic index rating of 50, sweet potatoes can also help you lose weight by preventing blood sugar spikes after you eat. And this in turn can help cut down on sugar and carb cravings.
Perfect for your morning meal, the "sweet potato pie" smoothie is low in sugar — the only sweetness comes naturally from the sweet potato. It's also a great option for people who don't love bananas. With a balance of protein, high-fiber carbohydrates, and healthy fats, this smoothie should become part of your breakfast meal rotation.
Note: Bake or steam a sweet potato ahead of time, so you can make this smoothie in minutes.
- 1 cooked sweet potato, peeled (if you have a high-powered blender, you can leave the skin on)
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 3 ounces soft tofu
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- Handful of ice
- Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend on high until smooth.
- Add a handful of ice, and blend again.
Protein: 12.3 grams
Carbohydrate: 34.8 grams
Dietary Fiber: 10.1 grams
Total Sugars: 6.658 grams
Total Fat: 25.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.639 grams
- Makes 1 serving
- Cook Time
- 5 minutes
- Calories per serving