Banana And Sweet Potato Smoothie
1 Medium Sized Sweet Potato
2 Slightly Over-Ripe Bananas
3 Cups Non-Dairy Milk
3 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
As a future dog-mom I am constantly on the lookout for healthy plant-based recipes to give to our canine friends. Full of fibers, beneficial nutrients and anti-oxidants, sweet potatoes are really good for dogs--and the fur-babes simply love the taste! After making a batch of sweet potato and lentils parathas for the dogs, I still had a single cooked sweet potato left. So made it into a smoothie for myself.
Mildly sweet, creamy, and delicately flavored, this root-veggie works wonders as a smoothie when blended with bananas and a nut-milk. The addition of chia seeds boosts the nutrition quotient making it ideal for a quick and nourishing breakfast.
1. Pressure cook the sweet potato for up to three whistles. Cool and peel. Alternatively you can steam it until tender.
2. Blend the cooked sweet potato, bananas and non-dairy milk until thick and creamy.
3. Stir in the chia seeds.
4. Refrigerate for at least 20-30 minutes before serving.
It forms a 'chocolatey' layer on top when refrigerated. Tried swirling it, albeit unsuccessfully! This smoothie is chock-full of dietary fibers, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants which make it an ideal breakfast to grab in the mornings or a quick ‘n nourishing evening snack.