Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie

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Last Updated on May 10, 2024 by Tracy

Pineapple and Sweet Potato are great for reducing inflammation, making this Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie a fabulous post-workout recovery smoothie.  This smoothie recipe is filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that your body will thank you for. 

Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie

Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie

Doesn’t that sound like an interesting combination?  Pineapple and sweet potato are both good for inflammation and since I am still nursing my knee, I have been trying to use them both more in my smoothies.  Blackberries are high in antioxidants and Vitamin C, not to mention they taste great and make your smoothie a rich beautiful color.

I love adding cinnamon, turmeric and chia seeds to my smoothies as they are an easy way to get an extra “boost” to your smoothie without spending a ton of money or altering the flavor.  Cinnamon is commonly tied to increasing your metabolism, turmeric also helps with inflammation, and chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses.

Healthy Sweet Potato Smoothie with Pineapple and Blackberry

Greens, cucumbers, and carrots are also found in most of my smoothies, as they also add nutrients and don’t mess with the overall flavor profile of the smoothie.  It is always a good rule-of-thumb to have as many veggies in your smoothie as you do fruit.  And if you are making it your breakfast or a workout recovery smoothie, I strongly recommend adding protein – either as your favorite powder or with greek yogurt.

Let’s dive into the health benefits of all the ingredients of this smoothie so when you blend it up, you know exactly what you are enjoying!

Health Benefits of Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie Ingredients:

  1. Pineapple: Pineapple is a rich source of bromelain, an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain can help reduce inflammation, ease post-workout muscle soreness, and promote faster recovery. Additionally, pineapple is high in vitamin C, which supports immune function and collagen production for healthy skin and joints.
  2. Sweet Potato: Sweet potatoes are packed with antioxidants, including beta-carotene, which can help reduce inflammation and protect against oxidative stress. They are also an excellent source of vitamins A and C, essential for immune health and tissue repair. The complex carbohydrates in sweet potatoes provide sustained energy, making them an ideal post-workout ingredient.
  3. Blackberries: Blackberries are loaded with antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory properties. They also contain vitamin C, which supports immune function and collagen synthesis. Consuming blackberries may aid in post-exercise recovery by reducing oxidative stress and muscle inflammation.
  4. Cucumber: Cucumbers are hydrating and low in calories, making them an excellent addition to smoothies. They contain antioxidants like beta-carotene and flavonoids, which help reduce inflammation and promote skin health. Cucumbers also contribute to hydration and may help alleviate muscle cramps post-workout.
  5. Greens: Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or Swiss chard are nutritional powerhouses rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They provide essential nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, and folate, which support immune function, bone health, and overall well-being. Including greens in your smoothie adds volume and nutrients without significantly altering the flavor.
  6. Cinnamon and Turmeric: Both cinnamon and turmeric possess anti-inflammatory properties and are rich in antioxidants. Cinnamon may help regulate blood sugar levels and improve metabolism, while turmeric’s active compound, curcumin, has been studied for its potential to alleviate inflammation and aid in recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage.
  7. Protein Powder: Adding protein powder to your smoothie supports muscle repair and growth, especially after a workout. Look for a high-quality protein powder that contains essential amino acids necessary for protein synthesis and recovery.

Incorporating these nutrient-rich ingredients into your Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie provides a delicious and nourishing way to support your body’s recovery and overall health. Enjoy the vibrant flavors and benefits of this refreshing smoothie after your next workout or as a nutritious meal option any time of day.

Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun exploring different flavor combinations! Feel free to make some substitutions or additions to fit your tastes and dietary needs.

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Now, here is my Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie

Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie

This Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie is filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that your body will thank you for.
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Course: Smoothie
Keyword: healthy, protein shake, protein smoothie, smoothie, sweet potato
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Tracy

Ingredients

  • 4 slices sweet potato
  • 3 big chunks/slices pineapple
  • 3 slices cucumber
  • 10 blackberries
  • Handful greens
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 scoop your favorite protein powder
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 4 – 6 oz. coconut water

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into your blending device as listed
  • Blend until smooth
  • Enjoy!
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I hope you enjoy this Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie as much as I do!

You will find that the sweet potato will leave a little “grit” in your smoothie, not making it chunky or anything, but leaving a different “texture,” my friend would say a bit “chalky.” I have found that beets can do that too.  It doesn’t bother me in the least, but I just thought I would give you the heads up ๐Ÿ˜‰

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5 thoughts on “Pineapple Blackberry Sweet Potato Smoothie

    1. Yes, I love the variety! Plus, all the extra nutrients ๐Ÿ™‚ I only post the ones I enjoy though, so be sure to try one or two and let me know what you think!

  1. Wow…I love all of the ingredients of this smoothie recipe. Guess I need to make this one!! Sounds so healthy AND delicious.

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