Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie41
Those of you who have tasted my vegan pumpkin pie smoothie, vegan pecan pie smoothie, and the vegan apple pie smoothie that I made for my series of blender-inspired videos for Chow would be familiar with my love affair with vegan "pie in a glass" smoothies. I LOVE vegetable and fruit pies. But on the days when I am not inclined to bake (which is most days!) I turn to my trusty blender for inspiration and whip up a vegan pie 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 in my pie smoothie love fest! Sweet potatoes are soft, fibrous vegetables that are sweet and decadent, and are high in beta-carotene which boosts immune defenses and may protect DNA in cells from cancer-causing chemicals. They are quite high in sugar, so I don't indulge in them all that often. However, due to their supposed anti-cancer properties I decided to use them to create a really decadent sweet smoothie amongst my anti-cancer smoothies for The Thrive Alive Foundation in Canada.
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!
Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
- 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 alcohol free vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp regular extract
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- pinch Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt
- Throw all the ingredients in your blender (I use a Vitamix) and puree until smooth and creamy.
- Serves 2.
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to clean your blender
After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage.
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water.
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.