Got leftover sweet potatoes? Have I got a fabulous frugal recipe for you!
Before you think I have gone completely insane, I have tried at least a dozen smoothies since my purchase a few weeks ago. I have tried adding whole veggies and fruits with skins and seeds and all. They’ve all been good, but if you held a gun to my head and forced me to pick a favorite, it would be this one. This conclusively proves my theory that anything tastes better with sweet potatoes! Anything. They are nature’s perfect candy/vegetable – and a powerhouse of nutritional goodness. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has ranked sweet potatoes as number one in nutritional value among all vegetables.
Try this some night: Make a couple of baked sweet potatoes. Eat one with butter and cinnamon sugar. Yum. Then, throw the other one in the fridge for your morning smoothie – A Sweet Potato and Oatmeal smoothie sensation! You will swear that there is cream and sugar in the mix after you taste this magical concoction, but there is not. Fresh ginger gives this smoothie a little bite, the oats add creaminess, and the dates give it a richness. Such a great way to start your day!
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY ON FFF: Caribbean Sweet Potato Hash Browns
SASSY SWEETS BREAKFAST IN A GLASS
1 medium sweet potato ( about 3/4 pound)
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 medium orange, peeled and chopped
1/2 medium apple, quartered
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
4 to 5 whole pitted California dates
1 cup red (or green in a pinch) grapes
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups crushed ice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut sweet potato in half and place cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until sweet potato is soft when pierced with a fork. Refrigerate until cold. Scoop out sweet potato flesh and use one cup of flesh in smoothie.
Place sweet potato flesh and all other ingredients except ice in blender and blend until very smooth, about 3 minutes on highest setting. Add in ice and blend just until ice is blended, about 10 to 20 seconds.
— posted by Donna