Sweet Potato and Sesame Bliss Smoothie
- Course/Dish: Smoothies, Elixirs
- Meals: Breakfast, Snack
- Main Ingredient: Dates
- Difficulty: Easy
- Equipment Needed: Blender
- Rainbow Green Cuisine: Phase 2
- Serves: 1-2
A light, creamy, medicinal sesame sweet potato drink with some powerful hormone balancing effects. Once blended thoroughly, the sweet potato takes on a very pleasant, delicate flavor and combines very well with the rich earthiness of the sesame milk. This recipe contains both ashwaghanda and maca which are both adaptogenic herbs helping to balance and strengthen the endocrine system. Ashwaghanda in particular is one of the most widely used herbs in Ayurvedic medicine for energy and strength and also has a very calming effect on the nervous system. Lucuma, maca and cinnamon combine synergistically to help balance out the somewhat strong flavor of the ashwaghanda. Enjoy for breakfast or as a calming drink before bed time.
1 small sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 cup sesame seed mylk (fresh and homemade)
1/2 cup water
2 heaping tablespoons lucuma powder
2-3 dates (optional - if you desire more sweetness)
1 tsp ashwaghanda
1 tsp maca (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon + cinnamon for dusting
1) Blend ingredients together in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Serve with a dusting of cinnamon and enjoy.
No need to fret about eating raw sweet potato - once it is blended, it will take on the creamy and sweet flavours of the other ingredients and will be easy to digest.