Having a smoothie jam packed with fruits and veggies makes me feel amazing. It also helps us to get in more portions of fruits and veggies throughout the day.
We have our favorites though and are guilty of falling into a rut. Having the same smoothie over and over again, it happens. Some days I am not feeling inspired to experiment.
This is why I was thrilled to be able to review the new Paleo Smoothies recipe book by Mariel Lewis. It’s packed full of recipes that are unique and utilizing ingredients that I never thought of adding to a smoothie (hard boiled egg anyone?).
The book is broken down into 10 categories, such as Cleansing Smoothies and Recovery Smoothies. Mariel gives a brief run down of the Paleo Diet and goes over what foods are included in the diet. She also discusses how smoothies are beneficial to over all health and even gives you a guide to kitchen tools that you should have on hand.
I couldn’t wait to start making smoothies! Since I have never had a sweet potato in a smoothie before, I made the Sweet Tater Smoothie.
Sweet Tater Smoothie from Paleo Smoothies by Mariel Lewis
Republished with permission from Adams Media, © 2014 Mariel Lewis
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 Baked Medium Sweet Potato, skin removed
- 1 1/4 Cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1TBSP Maple Syrup
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves (to garnish)
1. Place all ingredients in a blender, except for the ground cloves, and blend on high until smooth.
2. Pour smoothie in a glass and garnish with half of the ground cloves. Enjoy!
This smoothie was rich and delicious! It tasted like a pumpkin pie. The sweet potato produced that gorgeous orange color and made the smoothie extra thick, like a well made milkshake.
I might start keeping sweet potatoes on hand just for smoothies! Each recipe in the book also has nutritional information so that you know exactly how many calories, carbs, and so on you are consuming.
Whether you are on a Paleo Diet or not, this recipe book has some amazing smoothies that will please all tastes!
Disclaimer: I was sent this cookbook for review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write about it and was not compensated for this review.