This simple yet delicious smoothie recipe came to me one morning as I was searching the refrigerator for something quick to grab on my way out the door. The only thing in the fridge was yesterday’s leftovers which happened to be 2 oven-roasted sweet potatoes. In a pinch, I grabbed the blender, threw in some mish-mash ingredients and hoped for the best. At the very least, I knew my concoction would be a nutritious way to start the day. I poured the golden orange smoothie into my glass and headed out the door. My husband, laughing as he kissed me goodbye, said: “Enjoy that glass of weirdness!”.
As it turns out, that “glass of weirdness” has since been made numerous times on the Homestead. Even my husband, who pre-judged the idea, loves it and requests it often.
We know how weird “Pumpkin Pie Smoothie” sounds…but trust us, it’s yummy and nutritious. You could probably even sneak some other nutrition in there like spinach or wheat-grass, but we are fond of the color as is.
Let us know what you think of the recipe! Constructive criticism is the ultimate guide to betterment.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Hint: Roast the sweet potatoes the night before so that they are cooled and ready to go in the morning. Roast for 45 min – 1 hour at 400° with skin on. Once cooled, remove skin and place in airtight container in fridge to cool overnight.
2 medium sweet potatoes, oven roasted
2/3 cup Almond Milk (more if needed)
2 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup if you prefer)
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Water to thin, if needed
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until desired consistency using water or almond milk to adjust.