Here’s a great smoothie recipe for all of you sweet potato lovers! It’s IBS-friendly and it’s an excellent meal replacement for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s nice and smooth and tastes like sweet potato pie in a glass! Give this delicious smoothie a try and tell us what you think! The key ingredients to this smoothie are:
Bananas: I love bananas because they’re great for when I want something fast, sweet, and nutritious. I have learned that it has lots of digestive and cardiovascular benefits, which is great for IBS patients. And personally, I just think that bananas are great for smoothies because it helps give it the nice smooth texture and rich sweet taste.
Sweet Potato is a great source of fiber, which helps with digestion. I normally consume sweet potato with my solid meals, however, having it in a smoothie was a whole new experience, and I enjoyed it! It adds to the smooth texture and makes the beverage taste like you’re having your favorite sweet potato pie in a glass!
I find that the best way for me to manage my IBS symptoms is by having a partial liquid diet, meaning at least one of my meals each day is in liquid form. The fact that all of my food is broken down before I consume it makes the digestion process so much easier. Also it’s a great way to make sure that I’m getting in healthy meals daily even when I don’t have much of an appetite. This smoothie is great to have at any point in your day – it’s a must try!
½ cup of canned candied yams (or cooked mashed sweet potato)
1 whole banana fresh/frozen
1 cup of coconut milk
½ cup of chopped strawberries
Handful of ice cubes
Cinnamon to taste
Add all of the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
Add the ice and blend until smooth
Serve in a glass, and enjoy!
(Optional) Add a dash of cinnamon and sesame seeds on top of your serving for extra flavor and garnish