Just prior to the holidays, a canned sweet potato brand was running a weekly smoothie contest. The smoothie had to have their sweet potatoes in it, but other than that, the sky was the limit. I was getting into the holiday spirit and thought about combining two of my favorite holiday pie flavors…an apple pie and a sweet potato pie. This one comes together super easy by using canned candied sweet potatoes, apple cinnamon Greek yogurt and apple juice. A fun twist to replace the pie crust is using crushed shortbread cookies along the rim of the glass. I think you will really like this one…it won the weekly contest!! Enjoy!!
Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pie Smoothies
1 (16-ounce) can Candied Yams, Cut Sweet Potatoes, drained (reserve syrup, divided use)
2 (5.3 ounces each) containers blended apple cinnamon Greek yogurt
1/2 cup reserved syrup
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup finely crushed shortbread cookies
Additional ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg for garnish
Place the sweet potatoes, yogurt, reserved syrup, apple juice, milk, cinnamon and nutmeg into a blender and blend until fully combined and smooth.
Place a few tablespoons of the remaining syrup onto a small plate; place the crushed cookies onto a second small plate. Dip 2 glass rims into the syrup, then into the crushed cookies. Carefully pour the smoothies into the glasses, then sprinkle with additional cinnamon and nutmeg.
Makes 2 smoothies.