In the Reboot Kitchen: Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

By: Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Smoothies are one of my favorite, quick, easy and super healthy breakfasts to help get my family out the door on time in the mornings.  Last night we ate sweet potatoes with our dinner so I saved one to use in this morning’s smoothie.  This creamy and nourishing smoothie is packed with nutrients that are perfect for supporting an active lifestyle or for post-workout.

Sweet potato and banana are rich in potassium, an important electrolyte plus the sweet potato’s orange color lets us know it’s a powerhouse for the antioxidant beta-carotene.  Chia seeds provide protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats.  Combined, this deliciously sweet smoothie can help ease muscle cramps and fatigue.  It also makes for a tasty dessert – try freezing into popsicles or a glass container to enjoy as a frozen treat for hot summer days!

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  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) honey
  • 1 tbsp (3.5 g) chia seeds
  • 1 cup/8 oz (250 ml) coconut milk, unsweetened
  • Ice


  1. Wash and Bake sweet potato at 425 F/218 C for 40 to 60 minutes or until tender.
  2. Let sweet potato cool or cook the night before and let chill in refrigerator overnight.
  3. Peel banana.
  4.  Add 1/2 banana, sweet potato, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, chia seeds, coconut milk and ice to blender.
  5. Blend until smooth, about 45 – 60 seconds and pour into glass.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon and chia seeds.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • Banana – apple
  • Sweet potato- yam, pumpkin, butternut squash
  • Cinnamon – pumpkin pie spice

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories360
  • Fat16 g
  • Saturated Fat10 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Sodium115 mg
  • Carbohydrates52 g
  • Fiber11 g
  • Sugars20 g
  • Protein 4 g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Stacy is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and an Integrative Nutritionist. She consults for various companies, focusing on health, wellness and innovative strategies to help increase individual’s fruit and vegetable intake. Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist; she holds a BS degree in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston, MA, with more than 20 years of experience. Stacy created and now serves as project manager and lead writer for nutrition services content on the Dana Farber website and the affiliated, nationally recognized nutrition app. Stacy is regularly featured on TV, radio, print and social media on behalf of Dana Farber and other organizations. Together with her husband, Dr. Russell Kennedy PsyD, they have a private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC. Stacy is an adjunct professor in Wellness and Health Coaching at William James College, currently teaching a graduate course in Health Coaching. Stacy is featured in the award winning documentary films, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2,” and serves on the Reboot with Joe Medical Advisory Board. Stacy lives in Wellesley with her husband, two sons and three dogs. She enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Stacy is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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