Throwback Thursday: Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

Hi guys! I'm starting a new series called Throwback Thursday. So now, in addition to your Facebook feeds being cluttered up by old photos of friends and family members with crazy hair and insane outfits, I'm going to be spotlighting a recipe or post of yore. I've been writing since 2009 and there's some old content that I'd love to make new again! I hope you enjoy!

Recently, Shaun has really been getting into smoothies for breakfast. Each night, he's been prepping a big batch of various combinations. Bananas, apples, ginger, spinach, milk, yogurt, all sounds so good. My personal favorite is a nice mix of frozen banana, milk, spinach and peanut butter. Maybe some oatmeal thrown in for good measure. Is there anything better than that?

Smoothies are a slippery slope for me. I love them so much, but it often can rack up the calories in a way that I'm not totally ok with and so for now, I don't really go near them...but when I had a sip of Shaun's banana-pb version a couple of days, I miss them! So yummy!

I made the smoothie pictured above a long time ago. It's a sweet potato pie smoothie. I'm not sure what I was thinking here...but it turned into a really delicious drink! I have a weird fascination with sweet potato pie. I love sweet potatoes SO much and so one evening when I was cleaning up from dinner and had an extra sweet potato, I thought...hmm...this would be awesome in a pie

But I didn't really feel like making a pie. And one potato isn't going to get very far in a whole pie, for that matter. So what could I do with it? Add it into a smoothie of course! I had been making pumpkin pie smoothies for a while, so is sweet potato so different? I LOVE sweet sweet potatoes. Give me a sweet potato casserole topped with brown sugar, candied pecans and marshmallows any day! And if that's too much to ask, well, then I'll take this smoothie instead.

For an updated twist, I think this smoothie would be truly awesome with some additional cinnamon and nutmeg, a rim dusted with brown sugar, and a handful of mini marshmallows thrown in for good measure!

Check out the full Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie recipe!

What do you think? Would you ever drink a sweet potato?

Do you like your sweet potatoes sweet or savory? {like a true foodie, I enjoy them both ways :)}