You may not immediately think of incorporating sweet potato into your breakfast but it is actually a perfect combination. Because of the sweet taste of sweet potato, it fits perfectly into this smoothie with sweet potato.

sweet potato smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowl with sweet potatoes

The first time I added sweet potato into my smoothie bowl was when I had some leftovers. It was sitting in the fridge and needed to be used, so I thought ‘why not’ and I added it in. What I did not expect was that it was so delicious. Obviously when you think about it, sweet potato is quite sweet which makes it the ideal vegetable to add to a smoothie bowl. In this case I combined it with coconut yogurt, a banana, some apple sauce and an apple. But I have a couple of other combinations that would work really well in the sweet potato smoothie bowl. As far as quantities go you need about a medium sweet potato to add to each smoothie bowl if you’re making more than one.


While you can definitely add sweet potato to any blender you might have, if you want to add the apple a high-speed blender is the easiest way to go. That will give the smoothest results. If you only have a regular – less powerful – blender maybe omit the apple and add a bit more apple sauce. Obviously if you’re on a paleo diet you do need to make sure the apple sauce is without any added sugars. 


Now this smoothie bowl recipe is super easy to vary. It’s a healthy smoothie and with a smoothie base of sweet potato you can add various different additions to this that will work really well. Instead of the coconut yogurt you can add coconut milk, cashew milk or almond milk. Both will work great. The milks will have a thinner consistency than the yogurt. I also love adding a spoonful of either peanut butter (not paleo) or almond butter (paleo). You can make it more into a fruit smoothie by adding various fruits. Mango, berries of any kind. They will all work well. Perfect for upping your vitamin C intake as well. Or for extra dietary fiber half an avocado is also perfect. Keep in minder that avocado (and blue berries) immediately thicken the end result of your sweet potato bowls.

Depending on what you put in you might want to add a bit of honey or maple syrup if it needs something sweet added.

sweet potato smoothie bowl


For the topping this time I chose banana, pistachio, coconut flakes and chia seeds. But depending on the season, you can of course vary this to your hears content. I regularly use hemp seeds or cacao nibs to add. In the summer I like it with some red fruit. Also great to use is frozen banana in summer instead of the normal banana. That way it will almost feel like an ice cream treat instead of a breakfast.

You can also do a drizzle of nut butter over the top of te bowl. 

All in all this is a delicious way to start your day. One more note on the sweet potato. I have used the orange sweet potato here. You can use the purple sweet potato too but that will give a different end result as the flavor is slightly different. But it is definitely a perfect way to use up leftover sweet potatoes. 

If you’re a fan of smoothies check out the other smoothies below for more inspiration.

sweet potato smoothie bowl

Sweet potato smoothie bowl

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Delicious and the perfect way to use up leftover sweet potato. It makes for an interesting and very tasty breakfast dish.
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Prep time 5 minutes
Cooking time 5 minutes
Total time 10 minutes

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  • high speed blender


  • 1 banana
  • 75 gr apple sauce without sugar
  • 1 apple in pieces
  • 200 g sweet potato in pieces
  • 100 gr coconut yogurt


  • 1/2 Banana in slices
  • 1 tbsp Pistachios chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Chia seeds

  • Put the banana, applesauce, apple, sweet potato and coconut yogurt together in the bowl of the blender and whirl until smooth.
  • Divide the mixture between two bowls and top with the topping.

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 124g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 1833mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 28740IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 3mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist