I’ll be attending the Healthy Living Summit this weekend and Stonyfield, one of the sponsors, announced a smoothie recipe contest. I’ve been dreaming up this sweet tater smoothie for months so I thought this would be the perfect time to give it a try.
I love the idea of this smoothie because it combines high-protein Greek yogurt with high-fiber sweet potato for a filling meal that will stick with you for hours. I don’t eat much yogurt anymore, but on the rare occasion that I do it’ll be Stonyfield Oikos. Learning what I learned about Stonyfield’s organic dairies while following the bloggers on the Barnstorming Tour, I decided that when I eat dairy, Stonyfield is a company I can feel comfortable supporting. I like the idea of their vegan O-Soy line too, but those flavors have way too much sugar so that’s why I went with the Greek instead.
Sweet Tater Smoothie
1/2 prepared, chilled sweet potato
1/2 frozen banana
1 c almond milk
1 c Oikos, plain
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Simply combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. NOTE: I used a sweet potato that I had prepared the day before in the microwave and then stored overnight in the refrigerator. You wouldn’t want to use a hot tater so give it time to cool.
I was limited to just five ingredients (rules of the challenge), but options for additions or substitutions include: spinach, ground flax seed, chia seeds, nut butter, pumpkin instead of sweet potato, and cinnamon instead of pumpkin pie spice.
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