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SWEET POTATO SWEETHEART

I absolutely love sweet potatoes!  They are super delicious, nutritious and extremely versatile.  Here sweet potato is blended with dates, nuts, seeds and spices to make a healthy smoothie that tastes rich & decadent like pumpkin pie!

For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 cup cooked chilled sweet potato (or substitute unsweetened pumpkin purée)

  • 3 standard ice cubes (optional)

  • 1/4 cup raw pecans and/or 2 Tbsp pumpkin seed butter

  • 1 to 2 pitted Medjool dates

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric

  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger

  • a pinch each of cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper

To make this into a 'real meal deal', add 2 Tbsp protein powder or collagen peptides and/or 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt and/or shelled hemp seeds (2 Tbsp per serving).