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Chocolate sweet potato smoothie

Chocolate sweet potato smoothie

 

 

This chocolate sweet potato smoothie is a perfect way to add veggies to your picky eater’s diet. The taste is sweet and indulgent and the texture very creamy. One serving of this chocolate sweet potato smoothie offers a wide range of vitamins and minerals and a good amount of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

Some children wake up hungry and will happily eat their way through breakfast. While other children - and adults too - are just naturally not hungry first thing in the morning.

However, breakfast is necessary for kids to refuel after a long overnight fast and have enough energy to get them through the day.

If you want to read more about the importance of breakfast and what to give your kids for breakfast, make sure to read this article I wrote.

Healthy ingredients

This healthy chocolate smoothie contains lots of healthy ingredients such as:

  • Sweet potatoes: these starchy veggies are bursting with carotenes, which are great for the eyes, heart, and skin, and support the immune system. In addition, sweet potatoes are powerful antioxidants, are very high in vitamins C and B6, and are a good source of manganese, copper, vitamin B2, B5, and B7, and dietary fiber.
  • Banana are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium, and fiber.
  • Cacao powder: in its raw form it contains nearly four times the antioxidant power of regular dark chocolate. It also contains protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, and sulfur.
  • Medjool dates are rich in B-vitamins, copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus, zinc, and selenium. Although fairly high in glucose or fructose, dates contain a special kind of soluble fiber called beta-D-glucan which helps control blood sugar. In addition, dates are high in antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds
  • Chia seeds are another great source of fiber - 5 grams per tablespoon - and are full of calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus (all essential for good bone health), iron, and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. By weight, they are about 14 percent protein, which is much higher than most plants

 

TIP: You can easily make this chocolate smoothie the day or evening before and refrigerate overnight. Breakfast can’t get quicker than this, can it?

 

Why do we LOVE this chocolate sweet potato smoothie? It’s:

  • Healthy
  • Delicious
  • Quick and easy to make
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Sugar-free
  • Packed with protein and fiber
  • Delicious for breakfast and snacks
  • Kids-friendly

 

Prep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Ingredients

Makes 2 medium servings

1 cup (240 ml) milk - I usually use oat or coconut milk
1 ripe banana
½ cup (100g) cooked or steamed sweet potato
1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
1 medjool date (optional or replace by 1 tbsp. maple syrup or honey)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
5 ice cubes
 

*Unless stated differently, my recipes are measured with US measuring cups like these ones


Directions

1

Steam, cook, or bake the sweet potato.

2

Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender

3

Blend until smooth.

4

Serve immediately or chill overnight if you don’t feel like making a smoothie during the morning rush.

 

Ingredients

 1 cup (240 ml) milk - I usually use oat or coconut milk
 1 ripe banana
 ½ cup (100g) cooked or steamed sweet potato
 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
 1 medjool date (optional or replace by 1 tbsp. maple syrup or honey)
 1 tbsp. chia seeds
 5 ice cubes

Directions

1

Steam, cook, or bake the sweet potato.

2

Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender

3

Blend until smooth.

4

Serve immediately or chill overnight if you don’t feel like making a smoothie during the morning rush.

Chocolate sweet potato smoothie

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