Who else loves sweet potato pie? In my opinion, a well-made sweet potato pie is the best thing about the holiday season. I was in born and raised in south central Los Angeles, California, but I am from farming roots in Houma, Louisiana. Whenever my aunts and uncles visited during the holiday season, our home was transformed into a warm bastion of southern comfort. Never before, and not since, that time have I enjoyed such wholesome, delicious meals. I believe the magic was in the combination of knowing how to select the absolute best ingredients, and the vibration of pure love and joy during meal preparation. Of all the wonderful dishes, sweet potato pie remains my favorite, but age and wisdom have alerted me to the health hazards of too much butter and sugar and flour. I set out to find an alternative support my obsession with sweet potato pie. The result is this wonderful beverage that can be served hot or cold and sipped or eaten with a spoon.
Sweet potatoes are a true comfort food with many health benefits. They are anti-inflammatory, plus the aroma relieves congestion of the nose, lungs and bronchi. They are high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron and magnesium, which help to increase energy. As a complex carbohydrate, sweet potatoes supply the body with a steady stream of energy because the glucose is gradually released into the body.
Add a few high-nutrient spices and a bit of apple cider vinegar to a sweet potato to create a delectable, high-energy sweet potato pie-like beverage. Replace your morning or afternoon caffeinated drink with this creamy delight. Make sure you are using high quality essential oils that are safe for ingestion by clicking here, or select the Essential Oils link from our menu. To make this dish extra special, pray or meditate over your finished product to fill it with love and light for maximum health and enjoyment. Bottoms up and happy holidays!
1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (heated if preferred)
1 c. plain Greek yogurt (low-fat if you must, or a dairy-free alternative)
1 c. ice
1 large sweet potato cooked and peeled
1 tbls. raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the Mother
1 drop cinnamon bark essential oil
1 drop ginger essential oil
1 drop clove essential oil
2 drops vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick
Whipped cream or marshmallows (optional for topping)
Dash of ground cinnamon (optional for topping)
Combine all ingredients on high in a blender and blend until frothy. Top with whipped cream or marshmallows and a dash of ground cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.