Some smoothie recipes just jump out at me! Do you feel the same sometimes? This is one of these – it must be the mix of colors (green & orange) and the mix of flavors (sweet spuds, papaya & orange). Either way this looks good & tastes great! Worth a try…

(Do you know about “spuds”? – Slang for potatoes in my childhood homeland of Scotland)

Green Smoothie for Weight Loss – Sweet Potato Orange With Papaya

This is one of the first sweet potato smoothies I ever made. If you’ve never used sweet potato in your smoothies before, be sure to give it a try!

Sweet potatoes are an exceptionally rich source of vitamin A (as beta-carotene). They also are a good source of vitamins B5 and B6, as well as copper. You can sweet potatoes cooked or raw. I chose to use cooked in this recipe as more of the flavor comes out when it is cooked. I boiled it for about 8 minutes (just enough to make it soft), but not over cooked. I than let it cool for about 10 minutes, (I put it in the freezer to speed this process up). You can use raw sweet potato if you prefer.

I didn’t add additional water as the cooked sweet potato and orange provided enough liquid, but if you are going to use raw sweet potato, you might want to add a little water or almond milk.

Read on to the Next Page for the recipe…