This purple sweet potato smoothie is made with enriching sweet potato and energizing blueberries, all of which work together to reduce anxiety-producing inflammation.
This purple sweet potato smoothie is energizing with the complex carbs from the sweet potato but also calming thanks to a liquid base of lavender tea. Like my weight loss smoothie, and my pink pineapple smoothie, it is incredibly easy to make.
Why You'll Love This
Not only does the color capture your purple-loving soul, but the nutritional benefits are numerous. This smoothie is strong with disease-fighting, cleansing anti-oxidants, supportive of digestion by being high and fiber and making you feel full, and calming with lavender, an herb we all know and love.
Lavender Tea. The star of the show is easy to make, and is an anti-stress component of this smoothie. I used these lavender tea bags.
Purple Sweet Potato. Delicious creamy sweet potatoes add fiber and essential nutrients. If you can't find purple sweet potatoes, use orange sweet potato which is easy to find as a can puree. The color will be slightly lighter purple.
Blueberries. This berry tops this list as an anti-inflammatory. And helps add to the purple scene.
Maple Syrup. A sweetener is not essential, but maple syrup works well if you want a sweeter smoothie.
Milk. I used cashew milk but any milk works.
Steps to Make
Detailed measurements can be found in the recipe at the bottom of this post, but here are the general steps.
Step 1: Make the Lavender Tea. Steep two tea bags in a cup of boiled water.
Step 2. Either boil sweet potatoes, peel and puree, or use canned sweet potatoes.
Step 3. Add tea, sweet potatoes, blueberries, and maple syrup to a blender. Only add milk if the blender needs it.
Step 4. Pour the smoothie into a glass, swirl in some yogurt and sprinkle with hemp seeds.
1. Fresh lavender tea can be use if you have the fresh lavender and tools to make it.
2. Orange sweet potatoes or even canned sweet potato puree can be used instead of purple sweet potatoes, but the smoothie color will change to a lighter purple.
3. Blueberries are sweet, so if you swap for another berry note the smoothie won't be as sweet.
This smoothie is best right away, but can be refrigerated and enjoyed within 24 hours.
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Purple Sweet Potato Smoothie
Make the Lavender Tea
- Boil 1 cup of water, pour into a measuring cup, and add 2 tea bags, swirl with a spoon, and allow to steep 10 minutes. You could also make this ahead and freeze ice cube trays, and use the lavender tea ice to make the smoothie.1 cup lavender tea
- Boil purple sweet potatoes about 20 minutes, let them cool, peel off skin, and measure out one cup of sweet potato and put it into the blender. You can use sweet potato puree but the color of the smoothie will change.1 cup purple sweet potato
- Add the blueberries, lavender tea, and maple syrup to taste, and blend until combined.1 cup frozen blueberries, 1-2 tablespoon maple syrup
- Add dairy free milk in increments of 1 tablespoon to help your blend reach a smoothie consistency. You also may not need it.2-4 tablespoon dairy free milk
- Pour the smoothie into a jar, swirl some yogurt for show. I topped mine with hemp seeds.