Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie With Apples
This healthy sweet potato smoothie with apples and Greek yogurt tastes like a combination of sweet potato pie and apple pie, all in a creamy breakfast smoothie form! This recipe is naturally sweetened only with fruit, and uses raw, frozen sweet potato chunks for convenience. Ready in 5 minutes using a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix.
Pie for breakfast? That’s basically what this sweet potato and apple smoothie tastes like! It’s flavoured with warming spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla for the full “pie flavour,” while also being packed with nutrient-dense ingredients.
As a dietitian, I love creating morning smoothies that pack in a ton of nutrition benefits and that leave you feeling satisfied and energized all morning long. This healthy breakfast smoothie does just that – it’s packed with fiber-rich carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein (from Greek yogurt), and loads of micronutrients.
This fruit and vegetable smoothie is such a delicious and unique way to start your day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Ingredients Needed & Possible Swaps
All you need to make this sweet potato smoothie are 9 simple ingredients:
- Unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice: Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible. I find that using a base of milk for this smoothie makes it just a little bit creamier and thicker in consistency!
- Frozen sweet potato chunks: I find these in the frozen vegetable aisle in the grocery store. While I have not personally tried it, you could likely make this with canned sweet potato purée or freeze your own sweet potato chunks! If using purée, I would recommend adding some ice to bring the smoothie to a cooler temperature. You may want to use slightly less sweet potato than the recipe calls for, since purée will take up more of the measuring cup than the frozen chunks do!
- Apple: I used honeycrisp, but you can use your favourite variety. Apples add a natural sweetness to this recipe and the flavour pairs perfectly with sweet potato, the nut butter, and the warming spices.
- Plain greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein that also lends a creamy consistency to this smoothie. I usually go for 2% or higher for some satiating fats as well. For a vegan version, you can swap the greek yogurt with a vegan alternative. Do note that this will likely lower the protein content of this smoothie (you can make up for it by using soy milk or a plant-based protein powder!)
- Almond butter: Also adds some delicious, creamy healthy fats to this recipe to help keep you feeling full. Instead of almond butter, you can use a different nut butter like walnut, cashew, or peanut butter. For a nut-free version, you can use sunflower seed butter.
- Chia seeds: Chia seeds swell up when combined with liquid and they help to thicken the smoothie, while also providing a source of plant-based omega-3s. Instead of chia seeds, you can also use other seeds like hemp, pumpkin, or flax.
- Cinnamon: Along with nutmeg and vanilla, cinnamon is a warming spice that makes this smoothie taste like a sweet potato and/or apple pie!
- Vanilla extract
- Optional: unflavoured or vanilla protein powder (if desired)
Full ingredient measurements and detailed recipe instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
TIP: Never purchased frozen sweet potato before? You can find it in the frozen vegetable aisle of many grocery stores! The package should just contain raw sweet potato chunks. It’s a really quick + easy way to enjoy sweet potato – no peeling necessary 🙂
My Favourite Blender For Smoothies
I use this Vitamix almost every day. I bought it about 7 years ago and it still functions perfectly. It makes a super smooth and creamy smoothie in seconds (not to mention many other meals, like soups)!
Sweet Potato Nutrition Benefits
Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fibre, with one medium-sized sweet potato providing almost 4 grams (15% of your daily needs).
From a micronutrient standpoint, sweet potatoes are an incredible source of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A. One medium sweet potato provides 386% of your daily vitamin A needs! Beta carotene also has antioxidant properties, helping to prevent cellular damage.
Sweet potatoes are also a source of other micronutrients, like:
- vitamin B6
- vitamin E
- vitamin C
Love sweet potatoes? Check out my roundup of delicious sweet potato recipes for more creative ways to cook with them!
Apple Nutrition Benefits
Like sweet potatoes, apples are a great source of dietary fibre. One medium-sized, unpeeled apple contains almost 5 grams of fibre, or 17% of your daily fibre needs.
Apples are also good sources of micronutrients like vitamin C and potassium.
As well, they’re rich in various plant compounds that act as antioxidants, helping to prevent cellular damage.
More Healthy Smoothie Recipes
- Blueberry Tahini Smoothie
- Ginger Pear Green Smoothie
- Banana Chai Smoothie With Vanilla
- Chocolate Banana Avocado Smoothie
- Simple Creamy Green Smoothie
- Lemon Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
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Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie With Apples
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened (or other plant-based milk)
- 1.5 cups frozen sweet potato chunks
- 1 medium apple, core removed + peel left on (I used honeycrisp)
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (benefits of Greek yogurt)
- 2 Tbsp almond butter
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- Optional: unflavoured or vanilla protein powder or collagen powder
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the almond milk.
- Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Feel free to adjust flavours or amounts of liquid until desired taste/consistency is reached. Enjoy!
- Instead of chia seeds, you can use other seeds like hemp, pumpkin, or flax.
- Instead of almond butter, you can use a different nut butter like walnut, cashew, or peanut butter. For a nut-free version, you can use sunflower seed butter.
- If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best. I also like using an unflavoured collagen powder – I find it doesn’t change the taste or texture of the smoothie as much as most protein powders.
- For a vegan version, you can swap the greek yogurt with a vegan alternative. Do note that this will likely lower the protein content of this smoothie (you can make up for it by using soy milk or a plant-based protein powder!)
- While I have not personally tried it, you could likely make this with canned sweet potato purée or freeze your own sweet potato chunks! If using purée, I would recommend adding some ice to bring the smoothie to a cooler temperature. You may want to use slightly less sweet potato than the recipe calls for, since purée will take up more of the measuring cup than chunks do!
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.