Healthy living expert Tina from Carrots ‘N’ Cake was nice enough to point me in the direction of a tasty smoothie she made that would be great post-surgery.
So smoothies are pretty common after surgery. Sweet potatoes are great when mashed. Put them together and you have the Sweet Potato Pie smoothie!
-1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
– 1 ripe banana
-1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
– 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk
– 1 tbsp hemp (or whey) protein
– 1 tbsp agave nectar
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 cup ice
– Dash of nutmeg
Just combine everything, blend, pour and sip. This obviously would be a perfect treat if you’ll be out of commission around the holidays, but I’ll be giving it a shot next month.
I visited my surgeon yesterday for impressions and the whole nine yards. He gave me the post-op jaw surgery diet packet, which has some great tips! More on that later.