Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
Why I Love This Recipe
I LOVE vegetable and fruit pies. But on the days when I am not inclined to bake, I turn to my trusty blender for inspiration and whip up a vegan "pie-in-glass" smoothie to satisfy my craving for a decadent piece of pie without the need to coat-check my colon!
Today I cast the fabulous sweet potato as the star attraction! This vegan sweet potato smoothie hits the spot for me, and I hope it will for you too. I will attach a disclaimer right here and say that this sweet potato smoothie is very rich! A little goes a long way for me. I always share it with a friend, but my mother could happily devour the entire blender full in one sitting. See how you go!
This vegan sweet potato smoothie is fantastic if you feel like something decadent during your healthy eating regime. It tastes like a treat without being too naughty.
I like to use orange sweet potatoes or yams to get a really nice depth of flavour in this vegan smoothie. The maple syrup adds to the mixture beautifully, and the spices round out the flavours nicely. You could always add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to make this vegan sweet potato smoothie more affordable if you don’t want to purchase each individual spice. Similarly, you could use soy milk for people with nut allergies, or rice milk to accomodate multiple food allergies.
Either way, this vegan sweet potato pie smoothie is divine! It is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and can be made nut free and soy free. Try drinking your piece of pie and you won't be sorry! YUMMO!
Ingredients You'll Need
1 ½ cups mashed cooked orange sweet potato or yams
2 cups almond milk OR rice milk or soy free for soy and nut allergies
½ cup ice
1 fresh or frozen banana
3 or 4 Tbsp maple syrup depending on your taste preference
1 tsp natural vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
pinch Celtic sea salt
Throw all the ingredients in your blender and puree until smooth and creamy.