This Recipe is: Free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs and peanuts. It is also vegan.
I’m hoping you all have had a wonderful week and now we can all say TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday. And even more so, thank God I’m forgiven!! What a great day to remember that. Whatever troubles I face I try to pause and say, “Hmmm this stinks, but do I still have my salvation? Yes I always do!!” and what joy that thought can bring. That’s why friends, if you are saved by the grace of God and chose to walk with him daily, you can have peace in every trial. Something I have learned is that it’s ok to be sad. God doesn’t expect me to be happy about everything that comes my way. BUT I can have peace, I can be content, I can be joyful in Him. I can go on and on about God’s goodness. Nonetheless, I came here to share a recipe, so the show must go on!!
Today I present to you a healthy milkshake! Say what??? You heard me! A healthy milkshake!! *she shouts to the non-existent crowd* This bad boy is filled with so much goodness, you and your body will sing songs of joy together.
This milkshake has sweet potatoes, gelatin, and probiotic rich dairy free yogurt! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things to add to shakes. They add so much creaminess and a little bit of sweetness. Sweet potatoes are soo good for you too. They are high in vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, potassium and they do not cause blood sugar spikes even though they are sweet. Their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream.
Makes 1 shake
Ingredients: (Please note – with a recipe like this measurements do not have to be exact, add more or less to get your desired thickness and flavor profile)
- 1 large peach or 2 smaller peaches
- 1/2 cup frozen sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup frozen banana chunks
- 1/2 cup dairy free yogurt – my favorite is Kite Hill unsweetened, it is more expensive but so worth it for a treat
- 2 teaspoons gelatin – I use Great Lakes – see my post on yogurt squares for health benefits of gelatin
- 1/4 cup of coconut milk – more or less depending on how thick you like your milkshake
- 1 tablespoon almond butter – here I use a new favorite MaraNatha raw maple almond butter
- For frozen sweet potatoes –
- Peel – This is optional. I do not peel because I want the fiber that is in the skin. However, you will taste little bits of peel in shake. So if you want shake to be super creamy, you should peel.
- Chop into small squares.
- Bake at 375 degrees F. for about 15 – 20 minutes or until soft all the way through.
- Put sweet potatoes into a large ziplock bag and freeze. Be sure to keep them in one flat layer and put the bag flat in the freezer or else you will end up with a giant ball of frozen sweet potato.
- For frozen bananas just chop into 1 inch chunks and follow step 4 above for storage.
- Chop peaches and add that to your blender along with all the other ingredients. I always start by adding a couple tablespoons of milk, blending, checking consistency, then adding more as needed. Once all ingredients are added you do have to blend on high for at least 3 minutes to reach a creamy texture. *The almond butter is optional to add directly to smoothie. I left it out and just put some on top to eat with a spoon.
- Serve right away and enjoy!!