When you want a quick breakfast or snack, you’ve got to try this Sweet Potato Smoothie. It’s a delicious and nutritious recipe that is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, with only six ingredients. This healthy smoothie tastes like sweet potato pie!

Small glass filled with vegan sweet potato smoothie and a cinnamon stick.

Are you like me and drink smoothies even when it’s cold outside? If so, then this seasonal Sweet Potato Smoothie is for you. It is naturally sweet and creamy, without any dairy.

Sweet potatoes are a nutritious and flavorful ingredient. They are rich in beta-carotene, antioxidants, and fiber. You can cook them in the oven or make Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes (my personal favorite method).

Try this Sweet Potato Smoothie recipe as a great way to start the day.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This healthy smoothie is loaded with beta-carotene, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. The cooked sweet potato has natural sugars which help make the smoothie taste like a dessert rather than something healthy.
  • As written, this recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo.
  • Use up your leftover cooked sweet potatoes in a creamy smoothie! This reduces food waste and helps get veggies into your body. See my list of the best vegetables for picky eaters (yes, sweet potatoes are on the list)!

Key Ingredients

Ingredients for a sweet potato smoothie in small bowls on a white surface.

Cooked sweet potato makes the base of this healthy smoothie. Use a cooked sweet potato that has had time to cool down. You can also use frozen sweet potato if you wish (see my guide for how to freeze sweet potatoes).

Plant milk such as oat milk, hemp milk, coconut milk, or almond milk is great to help blend the smoothie. Use unsweetened varieties if you can. And, if you’re not on a vegan or dairy-free diet, you can use regular dairy milk in this recipe.

Frozen banana adds thickness and natural sweetness. Be sure to check out my tutorial on the best way to freeze bananas!

Dates and nut or seed butter help add more sweetness and richness, plus a boost of healthy fats. If you don’t want to use nut butter, you can use hemp seeds or chia seeds instead.

Ground cinnamon helps make this smoothie tastes like the inside of a sweet potato pie. You could also use pumpkin pie spice or ground or fresh ginger. So yummy!

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine your plant milk, baked sweet potato, dates, seed butter, frozen banana, and ground cinnamon in the base of a high-speed blender like a Vitamix.

Milk in the jar of a high-powered blender.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Sweet potato smoothie in the jar of a high-powered blender.

Step Three

Once you’ve blended your sweet potato smoothie, then you can serve it right out of the blender. This recipe makes two servings.

I hope you love this delicious sweet potato smoothie as much as I do! It’s an easy way to get a lot of nutrition on a busy day. It’s amazing what you can do with simple ingredients.

Two short glasses of vegan sweet potato smoothie.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  • Feel free to add a handful of baby spinach or 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower rice if you want even more nutrition.
  • Use a Vitamix to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.
  • Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • If you don’t like banana, you can use frozen mango chunks instead. You will need about 1 cup of mango.
  • Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the blender to make this a meal replacement. Vanilla protein powder would be a great option. See my list of the best clean protein powders (all unsweetened).

Recipe FAQs

Can I use almond butter instead of seed butter in this recipe?

Yes, absolutely! You can use whatever type of nut or seed butter you prefer.

I don’t have a Vitamix. Can I make this in a regular blender?

Yes, you can! It may not be as smooth, but it will still be delicious.

Can I use yogurt in this recipe?

Yes! If you aren’t on a dairy-free diet, you can use 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt to add more creaminess and protein. If you are on a dairy-free diet, then use a plant-based version of unsweetened yogurt.

More Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Might Like

Or, check out my entire list of healthy smoothies, all made with no dairy!

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Sweet Potato Smoothie in blender.

Sweet Potato Smoothie

When you want a quick breakfast or snack, you’ve got to try this Sweet Potato Smoothie. It’s a delicious and nutritious recipe that is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, with only six ingredients. This healthy smoothie tastes like sweet potato pie!

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsweetened plant milk
  • 1 baked sweet potato, skin removed
  • 2 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter (or peanut butter or almond butter)
  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas, broken into chunks

Instructions

  1. Combine the plant milk, sweet potato, dates, ground cinnamon, seed butter, and frozen bananas in the base of a high-speed blender.
  2. Process on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is fully blended and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  2. Feel free to add a handful of baby spinach or 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower rice if you want even more nutrition.
  3. Use a Vitamix to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.
  4. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  5. If you don’t like banana, you can use frozen mango chunks instead. You will need about 1 cup of mango.
  6. Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the blender to make this a meal replacement.

Keywords: sweet potato pie smoothie, vegan sweet potato smoothie

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