Sweet Potato Smoothie Recipe
This week we made this amazing cancer-busting sweet potato smoothie on our show Lunch with Leslie. We have been highlighting the humble sweet potato all week. It was a huge hit! Photos have been pouring in of your sweet potato smoothie creations and we LOVE IT!
If you are curious about why I say a sweet potato smoothie is a cancer buster check out what LIVESTRONG.COM has to say about the sweet potato in their article “Are Sweet Potatoes an Anti-Cancer Food?” What the what? DID you see that list of studies sweet potatoes have been used in cancer research? Amazing!
Comparing the sweet potato to leafy greens, the sweet potato has more bioavailable beta-carotene than the leafy greens. They pack a punch of vitamins A and C. Both supports a healthy immune system and protects our cellular structure. Just think about this, one of the most popular beauty anti-aging ingredients is Retinol A which has been proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. How about you eat the A vitamin and protect your body from the inside out #donotgetwrinkles in the first place! As always when we support our immune system we are making our bodies inhospitable to cancer! Sweet potatoes are just the super food for the job!
I love this recipe, besides the goodness of the sweet potatoes you have so many amazing healthy fats and spices all working together to help you make your body inhospitable to cancer and many other health conditions!
Move over ice cream, summer has a new treat! Thick and creamy Sweet Potato Smoothie!
- 1 small sweet potato peeled, steamed and chilled
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1/2 banana frozen
- 1 tsp tahini
- 1 dash nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger fresh grated or dry
- 1 inch turmeric root fresh grated
- 1 date or fig pitted
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1 serving whey or pea protein
Peel sweet potato and chop. Steam for 7 minutes until slightly soft. Remove from steamer and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator. Re-blend after storage.