i am always up for a good protein smoothie.
or any smoothie really.
last night after bodyworks (which kicked my butt), all i wanted was smoothie for dinner.
i added some beets, pineapple, berries, greens, banana and turmeric to almond milk.
it filled my giant smoothie cup.
it was so good.

the smoothie i am sharing today, i made on sunday and it too, was perfect.sweetpoatobananasmoothie

this is probably one of my favorite combinations. not sure where i got the suggestion to add sweet potato to smoothies, but it was a stellar idea. i got some blueberries on sale at kroger and my muscles and tummy wanted a banana – so why not add them?!

if you are an insta follower (<– click to follow) or have checked out what i ate wednesday posts, you’ve seen a few of my ‘scrambles.’ i like to add all my favorite things to a pan, add a little broth or sauce and eat. same goes for smoothies sometimes.
all the fruit and greens and fat in the smoothie!!!

since, sometimes smoothies can be waaaayyyy to sweet, i like to add:  something green (spinach, kale, spirulina), some protein (nut butters/gelatin/protein powder), and some fats (coconut oil/chia seeds/nut butters) to help balance out all the sugar from the fruit. 20140715-192037-69637796.jpg

i am out of protein powder, so i used spinach and crunchy peanut butter for the added protein. feel free to add a scoop of your favorite protein powder, if you want a little extra. i’m already dreaming about this combination with some vanilla vega!

sweet potato-banana-blueberry protein smoothie

ingredients:

1 small sweet potato
1/2 frozen banana or 1 small non-frozen
1/4 c blueberries, frozen
1 heaping tbsp crunchy peanut butter, or nut butter of choice
1/4 c frozen spinach or 1 c fresh spinach
1 c unsweetened almond milk or non dairy milk
lots of cinnamon
5-10 ice cubes, depending on how cold and thick you like your smoothie

directions:

1. roast sweet potato in oven, wrapped in foil, for 25 minutes at 400 or until soft. add to freezer for 10-15 minutes to cool. or use pre-roasted.
2. add all ingredients to blender and blend.
3. enjoy with a neon pink straw.

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haircut day!
and it starts a weekend with some much needed ‘me’ time. i’m going to try and get a post up tomorrow for saturday sessions. got a few things on the brain.

– jena.

p.s. whatcha up too this weekend? what are you favorite smoothie combinations?

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