We suggest you make this sweet potato, date, and tahini smoothie for your pre- or post-workout meal. This nutrient-packed rendition of our delicious Sweet Potato Date Tahini Smoothie, adapted slightly from the one created by Andrea Bemis, will set you up for success.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup sweet potato puree (about 1 small-medium baked sweet potato or canned sweet potato)
- 1 tbsp Soom Silan
- 2 tbsp Soom Tahini
- Protein of choice, we recommend a clean pea protein for vegetarians or vegans or collagen protein for omnivores
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
“This smoothie is the perfect way to start your day, recover from a tough workout or both. The smoothie has slow-releasing carbohydrates combined with lots of fiber from the sweet potato. This helps to stabalize blood sugar. Drinking this in the morning will kick-start your metabolism while curbing cravings later in the day. These same carbohydrates are exactly what your body needs after a tough training session. These quality carbs let your body know that it can repair the tiny tears in your muscle tissue to make them stronger and leaner!”
Both the sweet potato and banana are rich in potassium, a mineral that helps communication between your nerves and muscles. Tahini is made from sesame seeds, which, has one of the highest protein contents of any nut or seed by weight. This is important to start your day satiated and ramp up your metabolism. This rich protein content is equally as important to help your muscles recover after a workout. It assists in repairing muscle tissues and reduces soreness. Tahini is also rich in healthy linoleic and oleic fatty acids as well as important minerals like iron, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc.”
Charlotte Press, Nutritionist, MS Fitness Nutrition
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