This smoothie is addictive. It is sweet and spicy, creamy and satisfying. It is simple to make, dairy free, and has no refined sugars. This is a thicker smoothie. It would be a great candidate for a smoothie bowl, or add a little more liquid to thin it out some if that is how you want to roll that day.
Add collagen powder to it for a post workout drink. Healthy carbs and protein within 60 minutes after activity is the time when the body is going to be receptive to the nutrients you use to refuel your body and will allow for optimal repair and growth of your muscles. And for those of you who count macros, feel free to play around with this recipe so it meets your daily fat, protein, and carb requirements.
I also will drink this at work when I need a meal and I have no time to eat because the ER is crazy and short-staffed. I drink this smoothie and I am good to go for a few hours until I can get a lunch break (or eat at the nurse’s station if I really have no choice and staffing is that bad).
The Kitchn has a tutorial on how to build a better smoothie. Feel free to add some healthy fat like coconut oil to this smoothie like I did. You won’t taste it. Maybe throw in some nuts like almonds or pecans. Play around with it! Make this recipe to suit your tastes!
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Serves 2, 8-10 oz servings
Time to make: 5 minutes (not including cooking sweet potato)
- One cup cooked, peeled sweet potato
- 1/2 TSP Chai Seasoning Blend (adjust this recipe to taste or use a store-bought blend you like)
- 4 dates
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 3 TBS Hemp Seeds
- 16-20 oz dairy free milk (I used Good Karma Flax Milk + Protein)
- collegen peptides (follow the serving size recommendations on your brand)
- 1/2 TSP coconut oil
- Add to a blender, let it whir, and enjoy! If you turn it into a smoothie bowl, top as desired.