My instinct is to think that any recipe shared by somebody who is super healthy will have to be choked down. In experience, this has not been true, but somewhere in my head, this notion is stuck, and it often leads me astray.
I used the “bones” of a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe from the booklet I received from this Reset and Renew program I am participating in and made my own smoothie/spoonie. I am calling it a smoothie/spoonie because while it could be drunk the normal way, I found it more fun (and thick enough) to eat it with a spoon, which also allowed me to add a few almond chunks on top for garnish and eating.
The only complaint I have with the recipe I made is that it is a little bit too sweet. And I know why. In the original recipe, it calls for 2 dates, which I thought sounded too skimpy on the sweetness, so I added 4 dates. Next time I make it, I will use 2 dates. And I will make it again soon. It was tasty and filling and nutritious.
Recipe for Sweet Potato Smoothie/Spoonie
(Makes 2 servings)
2 cups coconut-almond milk (you can use straight almond milk but I had the coconut-almond in my fridge so used that)
1 large, fully-baked sweet potato, skin removed
1 small ripe banana
2 tablespoons chia seeds soaked in water
1 tablespoon coconut butter (this is not the same thing as coconut oil, I used something called coconut manna made by Nutriva)
4 dates, pitted (next time, I’ll use 2 dates)
1/2 tsp cinnnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
handful of almond pieces/slivers
Place all ingredients except almonds in blender (Vitamix preferably because it really pulverizes everything) and blend! Garnish with almond pieces and eat. Or drink.
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