Sweet Potatoes Smoothie Recipe

Do kids need special smoothie recipes? Not necessarily; but if you make them fun and colorful, they are more likely to drink them :)! Yesterday Sprout was running a fever, so she refused any solids (including smoothies) and would only nurse. Today she was feeling much better, but still only wanted Mommy’s milk… until I whipped up this amazing fruit smoothie, and then her Daddy could not get the cup to her fast enough. If he missed her cue by a split second she would try to tell him in her “gum language” just how displeased she was :). (you can read in this post how we deal with fevers efficiently and quickly, without medication)

baby drinking fruit smoothie

While I had made a lot of delicious smoothies she loves, the color of this one turned out to be especially pretty, due to one ingredient–yams (sweet potato). Who knew that mixing a little bit of orange with other berries would give such pretty purple hue to this smoothie?

I hope that you and your kids will enjoy it as much as Sprout enjoyed hers.  (Psst… You can also add greens to this smoothie, and their color will be totally absorbed by the color of the berries ;).)

“The Color Purple” Fruit Smoothie Recipe

color-purple-fruit-smoothiemakes 1 pint

Ingredients

  • 1-1.5 cup plant milk (we used soy, but you can use almond, rice, or even coconut or filtered water)
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes
  • 8 oz. mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries and strawberries)
  • 2 medjool dates (pitted)

Mix in a high speed blender until smooth and enjoy the amazing color purple!

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Comments

  1. katgat68 says:

    Loved this and look forward to reading more of your posts. Cute baby =)

  2. I can’t believe it, she looks bigger on every picture you post! And these big curious eyes are just too beautiful! 🙂

  3. I have got to try this smoothie! Thank you! Do you mean yams that are cooked ? Just boil them then add them to the vitamix?

  4. Does she get adjusted by a chiropractor? Even amongst the unvaccinated, clean eating (we are not vegan) other children, my daughter still seemed to have an edge with her immune system. That is one of the first things we do when she has a fever (which was only once as a baby at 13 months until age 4). She’s now 6 and her health has been amazing to witness. It has been harder as she gets older and attends school full time. They are constantly bombarded with junk. It’s quite frustrating. Your little girl is beautiful and I hope she feels better soon.

    • We have monthly chiropractic appointments and clean eating, so she is always feeling great. We are thinking her fever was possibly due to teething. Even if it were not, she beat it in less than 24 hours and is back to normal. And you are right–schools are not a good and healthy place for our kids and it is frustrating.

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