Sweet Potato Smoothie

A lot of people will toss sweet potatoes when they show signs of drying. They do not make good baked potatoes. They are good for whatever requires grated sweet potatoes. Baked potatoes are good for making pies, but for a baked sweet potato casserole, grated are best. Raw sweet potatoes are an excellent source of quick energy. Grated and used as you would carrots (in a salad, etc.) will give you a little energy boost.
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I just discovered something you might like. I reached into a drawer to get a knife to peel a sweet potato. I spotted a cheese slicer and decided to give it a try.

The cheese slicer actually works better than a knife. I find you have more control and you can work faster. As you can see, the potato was getting a little dry. I'm assuming the slicer would peel a new sweet potato just as well.

Smoothies made with sweet potatoes are the quickest to provide extra energy. They are low calorie (if properly prepared) and very filling. They are somewhat like a powdery milkshake and can be a delicious diet food, depending on what other raw, low calorie fruit or vegetable you add to the blender along with milk, fruit juice, etc.

I like to experiment. I have even added raw oat meal to the mix. It's good. I eat raw oatmeal as a cold cereal, anyway. Much better than cooked. Also, I try to get a few greens in the mix. While cabbage won't do, a few leaves of fresh spinach works great. And I usually add a small bit of sucralose for sweetness.

Think blueberries, strawberries, almonds and other nuts, carrots and carrot greens, apples and pears. Sweet potatoes are just the base for the smoothie. And taste wise, I find milk works better than juices. But, you can always add both. A dollop of ice cream is good. I'm getting hungry.

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May 22, 20180 found this helpful

I was surprised to open this post to see that it's YOURS!!! I love it. I want to try one.

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May 22, 20181 found this helpful

I have heard that you can live on sweet potatoes. They have all the vitamins you need. Haven't tried that but I do love sweet potatoes. Do you make the smoothie using a raw sweet potato?

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May 23, 20180 found this helpful

This site would be chaos without those (fairly) level headed editors who attempt to make readable rag from the submissions of inarticulate ramblings such as mine. I say 'fairly' lest 'level' becomes 'swell'.

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This started out as a simple tip. I discovered a cheese slicer does a great job at peeling last year's sweet potatoes. I haven't tried it on fresh potatoes, yet.

Then, like a child off Ritalin, my mind wanders. I add impertinent thoughts to the tip, making sweet potato smoothies. Actually, I thought smoothies were an ice based drink. If so, my concoction wouldn't qualify as one.

Years ago, I got on a health kick and read all I could find on the 5-10 most healthful foods. Sweet potatoes was on every list.

I figured raw was better then cooked, so I started grating the potatoes and using them as you would carrots in a salad.
After a while, all that grating became rather monotonous.

I also figured the benefits would be more readily available if in a drink form. That's when I got the idea of a 'smoothie'. Let me tell you my experience.

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All this came about because I was a bit over weight. I wanted to lose about 15 pounds, lose it safely and quickly with as little fuss as possible. If I could lose weight by drinking the healthiest foods available, that would be great.

So, I bought sweet potatoes, peeled them and cut them into small chunks ready for the blender. The rest is a matter of preference. What liquid is used depends on your taste. I usually used milk. Enough liquid is used to make the drink as thick or as thin as you want.

I usually add a cup of potato chunks to the blender along with my liquid. Then I liquefy. From here, you're own your own!

Banana works well as an addition. Blueberries are great and so healthful. Most any nut. Peeled and sliced apples. It's all about mixing and matching and experimenting. The only green I found mild enough to use is spinach.

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Here's what I found. This drink gave me energy. Not 'sorta', 'maybe' or 'I think so'. It did.

This drink is very filling. It seems to expand in your stomach. It doesn't. That's just the sensation.

It's better to drink as a beverage than to gulp down all at once.

Don't mix more drink than you will use in 24 hours. Some of your mixes might be quite tasty but they quickly lose that flavor. Keep chilled.

If you were to use this drink as a weight loss aid, I would suggest substituting one - two meals per day with 10-12 oz. of this drink. As always, consult a health care provider before making any major dietary changes.

Oh, the drink looks yucky, especially if you add spinach leaves.

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May 23, 20180 found this helpful

You have my curiosity up. I want to try making this smoothie.

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