Easy homemade sweet potato smoothie recipe made with creamy almond butter and cinnamon.
After discovering how delicious sweet potatoes in smoothies were with this Healthy Chocolate Milkshake I knew I needed to create another recipe using them!
With wholesome sweet potato cubes, creamy almond butter, and frozen bananas, this recipe makes a super thick and creamy smoothie that tastes like dessert.
Sweet Potato Smoothie Ingredients
- sweet potato: steamed and frozen
- frozen bananas
- almond butter
- maple syrup
- milk: any milk of choice will work (2%, whole, cashew, almond, soy, etc)
How to make a sweet potato smoothie
Step 1: prepare the sweet potatoes. The day before you will need to make your sweet potato cubes so that they can have time to freeze until solid.
It only takes a few minutes and is easy to clean up! Just peel and dice your sweet potato, steam the cubes until fork tender, and remove and cool for a few minutes on a plate.
Once slightly cooled, transfer the cooked sweet potato cubes to a ziploc bag and freeze until solid.
Tip: I like to keep extra on hand for easy smoothie making, so often times I will steam 3 sweet potatoes at once to have extra in the freezer for later.
Step 2: Add the milk to the blender first, then add the frozen sweet potato cubes, frozen banana, almond butter, cinnamon, and pure maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and garnish with extra cinnamon on top.
Sweet potatoes and bananas are great for freezing and adding to smoothies to get that great creamy texture that everyone loves.
Almond butter and cinnamon pair with pure maple syrup and sweet potatoes to make this incredible fall flavored treat.
I love the taste of almond butter in this smoothie and it pairs so well with the fall taste of sweet potato!
We are using pure maple syrup to sweeten it up just a touch.
Pure maple syrup and honey are my preferred healthier sweeteners and work great in all kinds of smoothies.
What kind of milk to use
You can use any milk you like, such as 2%, whole, almond milk, cashew milk, or soy milk.
Any basic unflavored or vanilla milk, dairy free or otherwise, will work.
I am obsessed with how creamy and delicious this recipe was!
It’s crazy good and packed full of good for you ingredients.
This would be a great recipe for breakfast, a nutrient dense snack, or even dessert!
Sweet potatoes are so delicious and not just for Thanksgiving!
Sweet potato might not be as popular as pumpkin, but I love them both this time of year.
More Smoothie Recipes
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Carrot Cake Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
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- 2 cups steamed and frozen sweet potato cubes (see notes)
- 1 cup frozen banana chunks
- 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ⅓ cups milk of choice
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- Add the milk to the bottom of the blender first, then add the sweet potato cubes, frozen banana, almond butter, cinnamon, and pure maple syrup.
- Blend until smooth
- Pour into glasses and serve garnished with cinnamon
- To make the sweet potatoes, simply peel and chop up sweet potatoes into chunks, then steam until fork tender. Once steamed, allow to cool slightly, then transfer to a ziploc bag and freeze until solid before using. I usually do this overnight.
- Read this post for how I prefer to steam my vegetables without an actual steamer, it's super easy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 546Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 13gSugar: 49gProtein: 13g