Luscious Sweet Potato & Almond Smoothie

By: Jody Paglia Tanzman, RD,LDN,CLC

I hate throwing food away. Enter my luscious sweet potato and almond smoothie. This delicious and filling drink utilizes last night’s mashed sweet potatoes and the pulp leftover from juicing leafy greens. The healthy fats from the almond butter and coconut oil (if you decide to use it) are essential to helping your body absorb the vitamins A, K, E and D that are present in the vegetables.The ground flax meal provides fiber and Omega-3s and the cinnamon and cardamom give it an exotic flavoring.

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  • 1 cup (250 ml) almond milk
  • 1/2 of a medium banana
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) mashed sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) green pulp (leftover from juicing leafy greens such as kale)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Blend on high for 45 – 60 seconds until smooth. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories290
  • Fat14g
  • Saturated Fat0.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium250mg
  • Carbohydrates37g
  • Fiber10g
  • Sugars12g
  • Protein 9g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Jody Paglia Tanzman, RD,LDN,CLC

Jody is a Registered Dietitian and trained professional chef. She is a graduate of Boston University and received her post-baccalaureate degree in dietetics at Hunter College. She also attended the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. Jody has cooked for numerous well-known restaurants and catering companies throughout NYC, including Gramercy Tavern and the green, sustainable catering company, The Cleaver Co. Jody is a frequent recipe contributor to several online blogs. Her articles on gluten and celiac disease have been referenced on numerous websites, and she is currently at work on a gluten-free cookbook. Jody also works as a Culinary Advisor for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, creating new, high quality menu items that meet strict parameters for nutrition and wellness. Her most favorite job, however, is being a mom to two boys.

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