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This healthy sweet potato and apple smoothie tastes like a combination of sweet potato pie and apple pie, all in a creamy breakfast smoothie form! This recipe is gluten-free, naturally sweetened only with fruit, and is made without banana.

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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 delicious breakfasts 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, and loads of micronutrients.

It’s such a delicious and unique way to start your day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Want more smoothie recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of easy, healthy smoothie recipes for more ideas!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this sweet potato smoothie are 9 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed recipe instructions are found in the 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 🙂

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Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible.
  2. Instead of chia seeds, you can use other seeds like hemp, pumpkin, or flax.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!)
  6. 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!

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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:

  • potassium
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin C

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.

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This healthy sweet potato and apple smoothie tastes like a combination of sweet potato pie and apple pie, all in a creamy breakfast smoothie form! This recipe is gluten-free, naturally sweetened only with fruit, and is made without banana.
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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

*FROZEN RAW SWEET POTATO CHUNKS: You can find these in the frozen vegetable section at your local grocery store! They come pre-peeled and cut into chunks and are so easy to add to this smoothie. There’s no need to cook them and because they’re already cold, no need to add any ice!
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS: here are some ways you can switch up the ingredients to meet your needs:
  • 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!
 
*LEFTOVERS (FRIDGE): If your mornings are a rush, rest assured that you can make a smoothie the night before! This smoothie will keep for about 1 day in the fridge. Simply pour it into a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake before drinking.
*LEFTOVERS (FREEZER): If you’d like to freeze this smoothie, you can do this by pouring any extra smoothie into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and placing them in the freezer. Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw them for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.

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