This protein shake is also known as my Spooky Halloween Smoothie- Doesn’t it look perfect for Halloween?! Check out how in the picture below it looks like the chocolate is melting into the vanilla sweet potato layer…spooky, eh?
Ok, hear me out for a second. I know it might sound weird to add sweet potato to a smoothie, but you know how there are pumpkin smoothies out there? Well, this is kind of the same thing. What I love about putting sweet potato into my protein smoothies is that there is a natural sweetness, so no need to add any extra sweetener.
This is more like a spoonable smoothie, which is the best kind, right? Make this in a food processor (or Vitamix if you are so lucky) to keep this nice and thick. I ended up making twice the recipe so I could fill this huge glass with multiple layers.
This makes a great breakfast or snack. And, of course, you can always omit the protein powder or use one that fits your dietary needs. Keeping things flexible, as always. Have a great weekend!
- ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
- ½ frozen banana
- 2 tablespoons sweet potato puree
- 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 teaspoon almond butter
- 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- Blend vanilla smoothie ingredients together in a food processor. Set aside.
- Blend chocolate smoothie ingredients together in a food processor.
- Layer the two and enjoy with a spoon.
For the photos, I doubled the recipe, so you may not have enough smoothie to layer as much as I did unless you make double for a lucky friend!
Gluten Free Fabulous says
This looks delicious!
It really is! It’s like a healthy dessert. So yummy!
I love this idea! I feel inspired to play with sweet pots. Happy days, lee
Thanks Leroy! I will hopefully have a recipe coming up soon for a Sweet Potato Oat Cake/Loaf. Fingers crossed it turns out. It’s a great alternative to pumpkin!
Aimee / Wallflower Girl says
I’m intrigued by the sweet potato in a drink but, as you say, Pumpkin can get away with it so why not sweet potato? Sounds like a wonderfully healthy Halloween treat!
Right? Pumpkin always gets the spotlight this time around but sweet potato is a great alternative. I actually think I liked the vanilla sweet potato part of the shake better than the chocolate!
Elegant and funky all at the same time! This is the most amazing striped glass of goodness I’ve ever seen! Such an amazing creation Katie <3
Katie @ 24 Carrot Life says
Thank you so much, Natalie!