Citrus sweet potato smoothie

Citrus sweet potato smoothie

Sweet potatoes are a favorite when it comes to desserts during the holiday season. Their sweet, yet spicy flavor is something that most of us enjoy.

They are in season from late October through December.

This smoothie recipe is full of sweet potato goodness, with a citrusy punch.

Let’s look at the organic foods in this smoothie recipe.

Cinnamon:

This potent spice has shown benefits in cancer prevention and weight loss. It provides a spicy kick to this smoothie.

Oranges:

These delicious citrus fruits are one of the best sources for vitamin C, which is believed to bolster the immune system.

Sweet potatoes:

They are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are two key antioxidants for overall health. Sweet potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties, and have shown benefits in regulating blood sugar.

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

1 cup of sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed

2 oranges

1/2 a tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp of nutmeg

Optional: 1/2 a cup of filtered water

Make sure ingredients are organic

Enjoy!

AS ALWAYS: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet. This smoothie recipe is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.

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REFERENCES:

1. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Sweet Potato, Cooked, Baked in Skin, without Salt [Sweetpotato].” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 27 Oct 2014.

2. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Oranges, Raw, All Commercial Varieties.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2014.

3. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Spices, Cinnamon, Ground.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.

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