- 4 oz sweet potato - scrubbed, chopped
- 1 banana - peeled
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp cashews
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
Luscious yet still ranked low on the glycemic index, sweet potatoes are fat free, full of fiber, and bursting with beta-carotene. They also have proven anti-inflammatory effects. Cinnamon, another great anti-inflammatory, also contains polyphenols, high-powered antioxidants that fight back against cancer cells. Maple syrup (the natural, non-processed kind) also contains polyphenols, so besides being a hearty drink with enough clean fat and carbs to keep you going during a workout, this smoothie will give your immune system a nice, big hug.
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(Nutrition Facts: Approximately 209 calories, 5g fat, 30g carbs, 3g fiber, 14g sugar, 4g protein per 12-ounce serving. Yields 2 servings)
Smoothie Categories: Energy, Immune Boosting, Glow