This delicious chai-spiced sweet potato smoothie is smooth, creamy, subtly sweet, and full of delicious masala chai spices. Not only is it delicious, it’s also packed with nutrients thanks to sweet potato!
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Ingredients You’ll Need
Frozen Sweet Potatoes: you can find cubed frozen sweet potato in the frozen veggie aisle of your grocery store. Sweet potatoes are delicious and great source of Vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium, and iron. You can actually eat sweet potatoes raw so there is no need to cook them for this smoothie. Just grab a bag of frozen cubes (or freeze your own!) and add them right to your high-powered blender!
Frozen banana: this adds a little natural sweetness and extra creaminess to the smoothie.
Greek Yogurt: I love adding whole milk, plain Greek Yogurt to almost all of my smoothies. It adds an extra punch of protein as well as creaminess to the smoothie.
Maple syrup: I like to add just a little maple syrup to sweeten the smoothie a bit. You can also leave it out completely if you prefer.
Vanilla extract: this really helps to give the smoothie a hint of delicious vanilla flavor.
Almond milk: any non-dairy milk will work but the flavor of almond milk is my favorite. You can also use oat milk or coconut milk if you like.
Masala Chai Spices: a combination of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, clove, and allspice give this smoothie the most delicious flavor.
Almond butter: this adds a little extra healthy fat and richness to the smoothie.
Extra Nutritious Additions
This smoothie is delicious as-is but I love to add in a few extra ingredients to make it even more filling and nutrient packed. Here are a few of my favorites:
- flax seeds – you can add one or two tablespoons without changing the flavor at all!
- hemp seeds – try topping your smoothie with a few hemp seeds for a little crunch.
- whole grain old fashioned oats – if you haven’t tried adding oats to your smoothie, I highly suggest it! the oats breakdown completely in a high-powered blender and add an extra dose of fiber and whole grains.
- veggies – if you want a few extra veggies you can easily add fresh spinach or even frozen cauliflower to this smoothie!
How to Make Make This Sweet Potato Smoothie
Step One: Add the almond milk, vanilla extract, masala chai spices, and maple syrup to high-powered blender.
Step Two: Next, add the frozen banana, frozen sweet potato, Greek yogurt, and almond butter.
Step Three: Blend until the smoothie is completely smooth and creamy. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a little whipped cream if you prefer!
Tips for the Perfect Smoothie Every Single Time
- Add the liquid first – add your liquid to the base of the blender first. This helps make it easier for the smoothie to blend.
- Start slow – start the blender speed on low and then gradually turn it up before bringing it to full speed.
- Use frozen fruit – for this recipe it’s important your banana is frozen to ensure you get that ultra creamy texture.
- Ditch the ice – if you typically add ice to your smoothies it may be tempting to add it to this one but trust me you do not need it. Just use a frozen banana instead to keep things cold.
Can I make this smoothie vegan?
Yes! You can leave out the Greek yogurt entirely or swap it for you favorite dairy-free version to keep this smoothie vegan.
Can I add protein powder?
Yes! I love adding protein to this smoothie, especially if I have it for breakfast, to keep me full and satisfied. For the best tasting results add a non-flavored or vanilla protein powder.
What if I don’t have any masala chai spice?
I highly recommend grabbing some of masala chai spice because it really makes this smoothie. But, if you’re out or can’t find any you can use ground cinnamon instead. If you have the spices that make up masala chai spice in your pantry, like ground ginger, cardamom, etc. you can add a small pinch of those as well!
Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?
Of course! Honey will also work well to sweeten things up a bit in this recipe.
I hope you give this Sweet Potato Smoothie a try! It’s a delicious and easy breakfast or snack.
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Chai Spiced Sweet Potato Smoothie
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: No-Cook
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1/2 cup frozen cubed sweet potato (I used Stahlbush frozen sweet potatoes)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 teaspoon chai spice (I used Spicewalla brand)
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 cup almond milk (plus 1/4 cup more if needed)
- 1/2 tablespoon almond butter
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: THE MINDFUL HAPA