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Cherry and Sweet Potato Smoothie

Makes 2 servings

In this vegan smoothie, frozen cherries combine with purple sweet potato for a flavor-packed blend that's sure to perk your tastebuds and nourish your body. A ripe banana is added to the mix to give it extra sweetness and creaminess, while the ground flaxseed this recipe calls for ensures your body will also get plenty of minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.

Sweet Potato Cherry  Smoothie


  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ sweet potato (purple-fleshed)
  • ⅔ cup frozen pitted cherries
  • About 1 ⅔ cups water
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed


  • Peel the sweet potato and cut it into chunks. Place the chunks in an electric stainless steel steamer (or a bamboo steamer) and steam for about 15-30 minutes until a fork goes through easily.
  • Let the sweet potato chunks cool down thoroughly, and peel the banana and rinse the frozen cherries.
  • Add the water to a high-powered blender, followed by the sweet potato chunks, banana, cherries and flaxseed.
  • Blend until thoroughly combined, adding more water to achieve the desired consistency. Enjoy right away.

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