Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Apple, Banana and Sweet Potato Smoothie

This one is straight from the Vita-Mix website. It's one of my favorites.

In addition to the USDA recommendation of three cups of dark green leafy vegetables per week that I mentioned earlier, they also recommend a minimum of two servings of orange vegetables per week. This smoothie is a delicious way to get some of those tasty orange veggies. Enjoy!

sweet potato smoothie

Yield: 4 cups (960 mL)

1 (114 g) medium sweet potato, cooked, unpeeled and cooled
1/2 cup (120 mL) non-dairy milk
1 (120 g) small banana
1/2 (70 g) golden delicious apple, cut in half
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon honey or other sweetener, to taste
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups (480 mL) ice cubes

Place all ingredients in Vita-Mix container in order listed. Secure 2-part lid. Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run for 1 minute or until smooth. Serve immediately.


  1. Made this twice now, so yummy!!! Takes less than five minutes too!!

  2. I'm in love with this recipe! Thanks for posting!

  3. Yum!! When I searched Sweet Potato Smoothie I had no idea i would stumble on such a jewel of a blog!! Yippee!!!

  4. This smoothie was really good but I added the 1/4 peeled lime from the recipe on the Vitamix site which gave it something 'more' in my opinion. This will be a regular on my smoothie rotation and the beta carotene in the sweet potatoes really help to give my skin a healthy glow!

  5. Wow, they must have added that to the original recipe - it wasn't there before - sounds interesting though!!! Is the rest of the recipe the same - nutmeg and all? (nutmeg and lime seems like a really odd combination but now I'm intrigued!)