When I made homemade oat milk the other week, I mentioned that it works well in smoothies. I didn’t want to leave you hanging, so I made this smoothie to prove it.
I had half a sweet potato left over from my Sweet Potato, Almond Butter, & Raisin Oatmeal, so I used that as the star of my smoothie. With banana, some spices, and a handful of greens, this smoothie is like a nutritious sweet potato pie. Then I added my secret ingredient: raw oats!
I love how oats cut the sweetness of a smoothie. I actually stopped eating smoothies because I hated how sweet they were, but with oats, I find the experience much more enjoyable. You could add quick oats, rolled oats, or even the pulp of oats leftover from making oat milk.
And of course, the greens can be left out if you’re not ready for that kind of commitment. 😉
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What you'll need:
- 1/2 a sweet potato (or 1 full small one), roasted and cooled
- 1 or 2 frozen bananas*
- 1/4 cup milk of choice (adjust based on how thick you want your smoothie)
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 cup oats, such as quick or rolled (I use Country Choice Organic)
- pinch of salt
- lemon zest or 1/8 tsp lemon extract (optional)
- handful of greens (spinach recommended)
How to make it:
- Blend all ingredients in a blender! Add more liquid if you want a thinner smoothie or maple syrup if you want it to be sweeter.
Just an FYI:
* I slice my banana for freezing them.