Cravings for pumpkin spice starts around October and last through the holiday season. Pumpkin spice is a great American spice that tastes like heaven in a pumpkin spice latte and can also be used in many other seasonal dishes. For example, I tried this wonderful spice with my sweet potato smoothie and loved it. I hope you will love it too!
Instructions for Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Smoothie:
- First, Bake the potato a day before and refrigerate. (If you do not have enough time the day before to bake the potato, you can microwave the potato for about 3-4 minutes or as needed to get it adequately cooked in your microwave).
- Next, blend with other ingredients.
- Then, pour in your favorite glass and sprinkle a little spice on the top.
- Enjoy and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence!
- Sweet potato needs to be chilled for this recipe.
- A little bit of honey can be added if a sweeter taste is desired. However, it tastes delicious without adding any sweetener.
Recipe Profile: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
Sweet potatoes are sweeter, but slightly lower glycemic index than white potatoes.
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NutriPledge food rating and therapeutic benefits for Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Smoothie:
This nutritious and delicious sweet potato smoothie rates as a yellow dot, healthy balanced food in our food health rating system (Food Coach) due to the following healthy qualities.
- Moderate in calories per serving
- A healthy balance of fat and contain zero trans-fat.
- A healthy balance of total carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and protein
- No added sugars or salt
- Excellent source of calcium (25% of daily value)
- Great source of Vitamin D (15% of daily value)
- No food additives, artificial flavor, or color
This recipe is moderate in calories and provides a healthy balance of protein, fat and dietary fiber. Each serving will meet about a cup of the dairy requirement of MyPlate. It is also an excellent source of Vitamin A (76% of daily value) and a good source of calcium (25% of daily value). Vitamin A promotes healthy vision, and calcium is essential for bone and teeth health. in addition, this recipe is also a good source of some B vitamins and fiber to provide steady energy. Dietary fiber is critical for digestive health, weight maintenance, heart disease, and stable blood glucose.
Dietitian Nutritionist Note and Recommendations:
Ayurveda, a traditional system of Indian medicine, supports seasonal eating for disease prevention to promote good health and wellness. In modern supermarkets sweet potatoes are available all year long but try to include them in your diet, especially when they are in season during the fall and winter season for optimum health and wellness. When consumed in a healthy way, sweet potatoes provide many health benefits and can be easily included in your diet.
Disclaimer: Please note that this page is not medical advice. This can be only used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe level of intake for a single person. Please consult your health care provider before following any diet plan to ensure your personal medical and nutritional needs. Thank you!
Credits & attribution:
This recipe was created by Shraddha Chaubey. Blog content was written by Joseph Oliva and Mackenzie Merriman, Dietetic Student Interns. The content was reviewed and approved by Shraddha Chaubey, MS, RDN, CDN/LDN.