Vitamin-Packed Orange Smoothie

Sweet potato in a smoothie? Just trust me on this one.

Bright orange, super creamy, and with just enough spice, this smoothie is definitely a winter smoothie (if that’s a category of smoothie. Which it should be).

It’s made with roasted sweet potato, which packs it with vitamin A and C and a nice, not-to-sweet, rich flavour. It’s flavoured with ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon, which give it a subtle spiciness, and has flax seed to add fibre. I like using fresh ginger to make the ginger flavour shine even more, but powdered ginger works well too.

Packed with healthy ingredients

Feeling under the weather or in need of a healthy start to the day? This smoothie is exactly what you need!

Recipe from Minimalist Baker

Makes 2 smoothies

Creamy and delicious

Ingredients

1 cup roasted sweet potato flesh  (from about one large sweet potato)

1 banana, frozen (slice it when you freeze it to make it easier on your blender)

1 tbsp peanut butter

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp fresh grated ginger (or 1/4 tsp ground ginger)

1/2 tbsp ground flax seed

3/4 cup milk, or unsweetened non-dairy milk (I use coconut!)

1/4 cup orange juice

handful ice

Spicy and sweet

Directions

Bake your sweet potato: heat oven to 400 and slice potato in half. Lightly oil cut side and place cut-side down on a foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Roast about 30 minutes, until soft. Let cool before making smoothie.

Combine all smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Split between two glasses and serve.

You’ll be ready to take on the world after this nutrient-packed, slightly spicy, super creamy smoothie!

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