Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
makes 1 smoothie
I almost always go green when I make smoothies, but this fall my kitchen has been overloaded with winter squash and sweet potatoes from my CSA. Combining these leftover roasted veggies with cold pressed, unpasteurized apple cider (another CSA item), I make a smoothie that's unusually sweet for me, but tempered by the addition of turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. Squash and sweet potatoes are good sources of beta carotene and fiber and are easily interchangeable in a recipe like this. Don't worry about replicating mine exactly; just use what you have on hand.
1 cup roasted sweet potato
1 cup roasted winter squash (I had buttercup and delicata)
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1/2 inch piece of fresh turmeric (or 1/4 teaspoon ground)
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup apple cider
1. In a high powered blender, blend all ingredients until very smooth, adding more cider or water if necessary. Garnish with extra hemp seeds and a pinch of cinnamon.