This Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie tastes like Fall in a glass!
Smoothies may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Fall and Winter recipes, but they’re so convenient and you can make use of seasonal flavors to change it up from what you were drinking all summer.
Sweet potatoes are wonderful sources of vitamin A, beta-carotene, and contain over 600% of your daily value in just 1 cup. Vitamin A is essential for growth and development, while also supporting a healthy immune system. Note: it’s fat soluble, so be sure to eat sweet potatoes along with a little healthy fat to properly absorb and process its health benefits.
Cinnamon is also loaded with antioxidants — especially polyphenols. Antioxidants are especially important because they help the body fight oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals.
So this flavor combination not only gives you a powerful blend of nutrients, but it also gives you those cozy Fall flavors that you’re craving!
Making this Smoothie Well-Balanced With the Foundational Five
A nourishing smoothie recipe contains a balance of what I call the Foundational Five.
The Foundational Five are the five elements of a balanced meal: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and what we call the flavor factor.
Our Foundational Five Nourish Meals can be found as smoothies, yogurts, oatmeal bowls or breakfast bowls, nourish bowls, salads, soups, stews, and many more. Not every meal needs to be a Foundational Five, but if you are mindful to get most of these five elements on your plate at most meals, you’ll feel the difference.
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