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Sweet potato breakfast smoothie || Erin Brighton | dairy free | vegan | smoothies | easy breakfast | eat local | Got To Be NC

Sweet Potato Breakfast Smoothie (Vegan)

The other morning, I had the opportunity to talk and cook with some middle school students as part of their monthly cooking club. It was so much fun! I lured them in with the promises of a smoothie for breakfast. Jump to Recipe
Their teacher asked me to talk about local food and what I do in my job to support local agriculture. These kids were awesome! Since we were meeting at 8 in the morning, I decided that sliced apples with cinnamon and a sweet potato breakfast smoothie would be a perfect way to showcase two of North Carolina’s primary veggies – apples and sweet potatoes.

Sweet potato breakfast smoothie || Erin Brighton | dairy free | vegan | smoothies | easy breakfast | eat local | Got To Be NC
Sweet potato breakfast smoothie – gluten free, dairy free, vegan!

Most people, when you ask if they’ve ever had a sweet potato smoothie, look at you like you’re a little nuts. Sweet potatoes? In a smoothie? But, as soon as they try it, they’re hooked.

Sweet potato breakfast smoothie || Erin Brighton | dairy free | vegan | smoothies | easy breakfast | eat local | Got To Be NCSweet potato breakfast smoothie || Erin Brighton | dairy free | vegan | smoothies | easy breakfast | eat local | Got To Be NC
Just five ingredients!

Sweet potatoes are a power house veggie and they’ve got so much natural sweetness they are a great addition to a smoothie. To make our breakfast smoothie, we added orange juice, bananas, and medjool dates. SO good! For the liquid, we went with coconut milk but you could use almond milk or any other milk you’ve got on hand. To add a little extra sweetness, we used dates, but you could also use honey. To make it a little bit slushier, we added ice cubes. This recipe couldn’t get any easier!

A few of our other favorite smoothies …

Fresh Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie

Red White and Blue Smoothie Popsicles

Super Greens Smoothie

Nutella Coffee Frappe (kind of like a smoothie!)

Sweet Potato Breakfast Smoothie 

Sweet Potato Breakfast Smoothie (Vegan)

This sweet potato breakfast smoothie is the perfect way to start your day!
Course Smoothie
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 smoothies
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 1 c cooked sweet potato (about 1 to 2 sweet potatoes)
  • 1 c coconut or almond milk
  • 1 c orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 medjool date (or 1 T honey)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Handful ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Add additional milk if it's too thick!
  3. Enjoy!

So what’s the craziest ingredient you ever put in a smoothie?

Sweet potato breakfast smoothie || Erin Brighton | dairy free | vegan | smoothies | easy breakfast | eat local | Got To Be NC
Sweet potato breakfast smoothie

THANKS, Randolph Middle School!!!

Sweet potato breakfast smoothie || Erin Brighton | dairy free | vegan | smoothies | easy breakfast | eat local | Got To Be NC
Thanks, Randolph Middle School!

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

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