Sweet potato smoothie with lingonberry recipe 1 Oh yes, you heard it correctly.. sweet potato smoothie with lingonberry. Sweet potatoes in smoothies are the best thing ever..they add creaminess, texture and keep you satisfied for much longer than a usual smoothie. Attention all banana haters, this smoothie contains no banana, I said NO BANANA SMOOTHIE so give this one a try.

Sweet potato smoothie with lingonberry recipe 2To make this sweet potato smoothie even creamer I added some cashew nut butter…pure bliss, have you tried cashew nut butter yet? Other ingredients are Provamel Almond drink and some frozen raspberries.  If you don’t have raspberries use blueberries. I am a huge berry fan because they come in so many different varieties and taste so sweet and succulent. My family and I do tend to eat them very quickly though, which was why I was excited to find Finnberry bilberry powder  as it lasts much longer! When I heard that they also have something called lingonberry powder, I was very intrigued. Just like the bilberry powder, the wild lingonberries are handpicked from unpolluted Finnish forests and 900g of berries are made into 100g of powder. You can already imagine how wonderful the super concentrated taste will be.

Sweet potato smoothie with lingonberry recipe 3Sweet potato smoothie with lingonberry recipe 4On opening the packet, I was greeted by a gorgeously rich and vibrant deep red powder, which looked so inviting. The name didn’t give any clue about the flavour, so you know me, I just decided to dive in and taste for myself! I wish someone had caught my expression on camera, as Sofia told me that I pulled a very funny face. Remember when you were a child and used to eat those super sour sweets? That’s just what this lingonberry powder reminded me of, the lovely tang that you get on your tongue when you taste something both sweet and sour.

Sweet potato smoothie with lingonberry recipe 5As a super berry, it has been used for hundreds of years and has lots of good stuff in it. Their website says that they’re full of antioxidants, vitamins E and K, minerals and polyphenols which all are beneficial to your health. Lingonberries have antioxidants that work to fight against the effects of harmful free radicals in the body including premature ageing, damage to healthy cells, elevated blood pressure and infertility. Also similar to cranberries, lingonberries help to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections.

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Sweet potato smoothie with lingonberry recipe

As you’d expect from berries, this is a great clean ingredient for those of you who like to eat vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and soya-free. Because the taste is so strong, a whole packet of powder will last you a very long time, and there’s no worries about it turning into mushy fruit! I’d pair this in recipes that have other sweet ingredients in them so that you get the wonderful mix of sweet and sour in each bite. It’s easy to add to smoothies, yoghurt, pancakes, energy balls and so much more. If you love this kind of tangy taste, there’s no need to visit the sweet shop and buy those sugary fizzy jellies anymore, just add a touch of lingonberry magic! You can buy it on Amazon here :Finnberry 100% natural WILD lingonberry superberry powder (100g), no added sugar

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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potato, cooked or baked and then mashed (should make 1 cup of mashed potato)
  • 300 ml milk (I used Provamel Almond Drink)
  • ½ cup raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tbsp cashew nut butter
  • 1 tsp Finnberry Lingonberry powder
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • Optional:
  • 1 - 2 Medjool dates or maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Boil or bake the potatoes until soft.
  2. If baking preheat oven to 200 degrees, pierce the potato with a fork in few places and bake for around 25 minutes or until soft. Then scrape the inside of the potato and mash it up.
  3. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, scraping down sides when needed.
  4. Taste and adjust the sweetness and thickness by adding more maple syrup or ice.
  5. Serve in a nice jar and sip away!
If you’d like to try this or any of their other berry powders, you can find them on the Finnberry website  or on Amazon.
You can follow their latest berry adventures on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram  and Pinterest .

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Sweet potato smoothie with blueberries instead of raspberries

As always please, if you make this recipe share it with me either on my Facebook,Twitter or Instagram. I would love to see it! Hashtag #HediHearts

Much love,
Hedi

 

 

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10 Comments on Sweet potato smoothie with lingonberry recipe

  1. Aimee
    April 14, 2016 at 11:20 am (2 years ago)

    You had me at “no bananas” <3 BEAUTIFUL photos and it sounds delicious!

    Reply
    • Hedi Hearts
      April 18, 2016 at 12:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Aimee! I know so many people who hate bananas, so I had to create one for them. Hedi xx

      Reply
  2. Linda @ Veganosity
    April 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Sweet potatoes are awesome in smoothies. They make them so thick and creamy and add a nice sweet flavor. This looks delicious, I want one right now.

    Reply
  3. Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    April 15, 2016 at 10:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Believe it or not I have actually tried lingonberries before! I got a powder from a company once. It was so good over yogurt and in smoothies. This sounds delish!

    Reply
  4. Mel @ avirtualvegan.com
    April 16, 2016 at 4:27 am (2 years ago)

    I use sweet potato in my smoothies a lot. It is such an awesome ingredient and adds creaminess, thickness and sweetness. I love the sound of the lingonberry powder. It’s something I’ve never seen before.

    Reply
  5. Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes
    April 16, 2016 at 10:56 am (2 years ago)

    What a delicious smoothie recipe! I always immediately think of IKEA when I hear Lingonberry. haha. This looks really good though!

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    • Hedi Hearts
      April 18, 2016 at 9:15 am (2 years ago)

      Me too! I always think of Ikea and their lingonberry jam :-)))

      Reply
  6. The Vegan 8
    April 16, 2016 at 5:13 pm (2 years ago)

    I make ice cream with sweet potatoes, so why not smoothies?! The color is just beautiful, I’m dying over that lingonberry powder…so so stunning!! Wow!

    Reply
  7. Manju | Cooking Curries
    April 19, 2016 at 12:42 am (2 years ago)

    Wow! I would have never thought of a smoothie with sweet potato, but that looks seriously good!

    Reply

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