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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Nov. 3. 2020
Beverages

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Smoothie

Nov. 3. 2020
Beverages
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of NS and Creator of The Method

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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FOUNDATIONAL FIVE

Here are the following Foundational Five Elements in this recipe:

1 • Non-starchy Carbohydrate

  • To boost the fiber and vegetables, try adding frozen cauliflower or frozen zucchini if you’d like!

2 • Starchy or Sugary Carbohydrate

  • Sweet potato
  • Maple syrup

3 • Healthy Fat

  • Almond butter

4 • Protein

  • Vanilla protein powder (we enjoy Amazing Grass Protein, and you can use code NUTRITIONSTRIPPED for 30% off side wide.

5 • Flavor Factor

  • Cinnamon

The Recipe

Serves 1

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Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk

½ medium cooked sweet potato

1 tablespoon almond butter

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1 scoop vanilla protein powder, recommended but optional

Directions:

Step 1

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add ice to chill and adjust to texture preference.

Enjoy!

Serve immediately.

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