SHED UP TO 8 POUNDS A WEEK!

Blood Pressure Lowering Sweet Potato Orange Cream Smoothie

by Lesli

in Blend It to Mend It!, Smoothies

With this blood-pressure balancing Orange Cream Smoothie! This is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies.  The sweet potatoes do double duty by making the smoothie extra sweet and extra creamy! Thanks to their carotenoids, sweet potatoes stabilize blood sugar and lower insulin resistance (a condition that can lead to diabetes), restoring energy and helping women shed up to eight pounds a week! Plus, their beta-carotene and vitamin C help eliminate the free radicals that contribute to heart disease and colon cancer.

Serves 2

BLEND:

  • 2 small bananas (preferably frozen — I cut my bananas into segments before I freeze them)
  • 1 fresh orange, peeled, seeded and juiced
  • 1 cup milk or soy milk, like Vitasoy
  • 1/4 cup cooked sweet potatoes, smashed with a fork
  • 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt

Put everything in your blender (I recommend Vita-mix) and blend til smooth.  Yummo and so good for you!  Truly my favorite — you must give this a try and then please, please, please, leave a comment so the whole world will know just how great this is!  Graci!

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Here’s why I recommend Vita-Mix …

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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim Morcombe

Great recipes I can’t wait to try these receipes out and see If lose weight.

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Steve S.

So this was almost 11 months ago; I wonder if the person lost weight or not?

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Lesli

Hi Steve, this recipe was actually taken from a University study that had proven the results before the study was published in the First for Women magazine from which I got it. I didn’t personally study it, but I can say that it’s a delicious smoothie and I trust the published study. Thanks for visiting AHK.

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Renee

I just tried this smoothie, it is great! i just threw the orange slices in, i didn’t juice them, so some seeds got blended up making the smoothie have a slight aftertaste, but other then that my new favorite breakfast.

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Cathy S.

I have been having Dr Oz Smoothie every morning for about a week, the one that was in woman world magazine. It is the best and i can feel the energy from it immediately. only thing different i do is use frozen blue berrys instead of ice, it is the best!!!

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Lesli

Ooooh Cathy… the frozen blueberries would be a nice change… though does the color get kind of funky with the green and blue? Love the extra antioxidants the blueberries would add, so maybe it’s worth a bit of funky color… LOL ;)

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Victoria

This is my favorite smoothie — you cannot believe how wonderful it tastes! I use even more sweet potato than the recipe calls for (1/3 to 1/2 c) so I stay full longer. It tastes like an orange creamsicle or dreamsicle. I made it for my disbelieving friends, and they loved it too. I’m losing weight with smoothies and make this several times a week for breakfast or as a snack when I’m hungry and don’t want to fix food. I don’t usually have a fresh oranage, so I blend everything else and then add 1/2 c to 3/4 cup of orange juice (I like not from concentrate high pulp Simply Orange 100% orange juice) and it makes it super fast to make. This recipe makes 2 glasses. I use my vita-mixer every day and highly recommend it as well.

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Lesli

It’s one of my very favorites too Victoria! I’m glad you like it and thanks for sharing your enthusiasm. I hope your experience will encourage more people to try it! And yeah… ditto on the Vita-mixer! It’s on my “wouldn’t want to live without” appliance list!

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Starla

How much weight were you losing with the orang smoothies? How many orange smoothies or green drinks do you have a day?
Thank you
Starla

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Lesli

Starla, I started drinking the Orange Cream Smoothie when I still had about 75 pounds to lose. I don’t generally have a specific schedule for how often I drink the Orange Cream or the Green Drink, it just depends on what I seem to be hungry for and what my body is crying out for. I’ve never done a juice fast or anything of the sort, and I can’t ever remember drinking the two on the same day. I just alternate to keep my energy high and body feeling good. Sorry I can’t be more precise, but I’m not a medical professional … just a girl on a mission to get healthy. My best suggestion, try each of them yourself and see how you feel.

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lucha

i just found out about this website and can’t wait to try it.but i would really like to know does this great smoothie really helps you lose 8lbs a week and how long do i drink this.

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Lesli

There is some research that I read that showed it does help you lose weight. I don’t have the data at my fingertips, but if I find it again, I’ll post the report. So far as how long you drink it, I look at it like everything else… balance. I would presume the test subjects drank it every day for a week to get the reported benefits, but at this stage of my life, I’m not into dieting as much as I’m into healthy eating and balance in all aspects of my life. What I can tell you for sure is this is my favorite breakfast smoothie. It’s just delicious and if the combination of components helps my body release some weight, all the better :) Thanks for stopping by and let me know you results, OK?

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anne

Aloha from Hawaii~
i just triedthe orange cream smoothie-it was GREAT! i didn’t expect it to taste good-not that good anyway :o ) this will be my morning smoothie for at least the next 2 weeks as I am making a lifestyle change. I need to get my blood pressure down-I refuse to take those pills with all the side effects. As for the 2 weeks time frame-that is when I go back to see the doctor. I will also be checking out the other things on here-thanks so much for providing all of this. It makes the changes I have to do easier :o )
Mahalo (thankyou)~anne

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Lesli

Mahalo Anne… I’m glad you found me and that you love the Orange Cream Smoothie as much as I do. Let me know how your blood pressure is doing after two weeks, will you?

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anne c

are you on facebook? yes, that is free entertainment :o ) when everyone goes to sleep and i have a little free time. would love to check this out on there :o )

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StarlA

Hi I just found website, I was looking for green drink. I was wondering do you take the green drink then also the orange smothie how do you take both, or do you not? On the green drink do you drink the full 28-30 oz?
Thank you

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Lesli

Hi Starla, I never drink the Orange Smoothie and Dr. Oz’s Green Drink together. Each is it’s own meal or snack. Dr. Oz’s Green Drink is considered 3 to 4 servings. Enjoy and welcome to A Healthy Kitchen. I hope you’ll come back and visit often … and be sure to let me know what you think of these two drinks. I’m confident you’ll love them.

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StarlA

If you make DR Oz green drink and only drink 10oz, what do you di with the other 20oz to save for later? Will it still be good the next day.
So the orange smoothie is one meal like breakfast and the green drink can be s snack?
Thank you
Starla

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Lesli

Hi Starla, I usually share Dr. Oz’s green drink with my roommate. One thing I love about green drinks, in general, is I can use whatever greens I have in my veggie bin, and I can definitely adjust the amounts of what I’m juicing to make the appropriate amount of juice. I have occasionally put some juice in my fridge to drink within a few hours, but I try not to because your juices definitely have the most nutrients immediately after juicing. And yes, I generally drink the Orange Cream Smoothie for breakfast, but occasionally as a mid day snack when I need a sweet treat (it’s truly that delicious)! The Green Drink also fits into my day at any time of the day. In my opinion, you can never have too many greens. Sometimes it’s a meal and sometimes a pick-me-up.

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criket

is this drink good for a diabetic

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Lesli

Thanks for your question Criket, but I’m no expert on diabetes and I can’t give you advice on that. You may be able to find out by posting a link to the r ecipe on a diabetes forum.

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criket

im making this smoothy tonight and what im wondering is how much of it do u drink in the morning it seems to make alot thanks

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Lesli

Hi Criket, this smoothie serves two so if you’re the only one drinking it, I’d recommend cutting the recipe in half, rather than saving the other half for the next day. The longer it sits, the more nutrients it loses.

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Heather

wow this really sounds delicious, I’m not a big fan of sweet potatoes but I’ve read what people were saying about it and it sounds as if you cant taste it and it’s good for you, so great I think I’ll give this a shot, I am all about trying to lose a couple pounds here and there and keeping up with nutrients so this should be just what I was looking for…thank you for sharing this recipe and I’m glad I stumbled upon this and I will be sure to have my friends and family try this also….

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Lesli

Heather, welcome to A Healthy Kitchen. I’m glad you found me and I hope to see you pop in time and again. Please do let me know how you like this sweet potato smoothie! I think you’ll be surprised by it and you’ll end up loving it as much as I do. I’m making it for breakfast tomorrow.

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Shirley

I am lactose intolerant and allergic to soy–would it be ok to use rice milk or almond milk ? Which would be the best substitute? I am hypoglycemic and hoping this helps decrease the symptoms! Thank you!

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Sherry Baynes

Do you know how many calories is in the orange smoothie? I added 1/2 scoop of protein whey powder to the smoothie and I thought it made it even better. I absolutely loved it. It will be one of my very favorites. Thanks.

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Lesli

Hi Sherry, I’m sorry I no longer calculate the calories/nutrition of recipes because I found it to be very time consuming. When I was calculating the nutritional value of foods, I used Nutrition Data. You can input the recipe and it will tell you just about everything you’d want to know about it. I’m glad you enjoyed the smoothie. It’s one of my favorites!

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Kathy

Oh, my goodness. Just tried this in my new Vitamix and I must say two thumbs up! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. My goal is to try every one of them!! Love the addition of the sweet potato. I will be back often to your site.

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Lesli

Thanks for your kind feedback Kathy. I’m glad you loved it and isn’t the Vitamix the BEST!

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Seyla

So, coconut rlealy comes from a hard, round thing and not a plastic bag? Whodda thought!!!! Love your videos. Just bought a juicer, and am downloading your recipes. My honey and I are >55, fat, and ready to start a new chapter in our lives together. Each of your recipe videos looks better than the next. Now we just have to buy the veg- something SORELY lacking in our house!!! Not for long. Will let you know how it goes. Thanks!

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Zane

Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up
and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.

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Lesli

Thanks for the heads up. Everything I’ve looked at seems to be loading correctly. Can you give me an example of a page that’s problematic? I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

Smiles,
Lesli :)

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Gwynne

Lesli, loved your “story” and also made the Orange Cream Smoothie. The attached article stated losing up to 8 pounds a week on this smoothie for breakfast. I am desperately trying to lose weight! I am 64 yrs old and about 40lbs over weight. I have heard bananas are the worst food to eat if you are trying to lose weight. Is this smoothie the only thing you eat all day or is it just a breakfast dish? Why are the 2 bananas in this smoothie not adverse to loosing weight?

Thanks for your response,
Gwynne

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Lesli

Hi Gwynne, how’s the weight loss coming along? Well, I hope. No, ABSOLUTELY this smoothie isn’t the only thing I eat all day!!!! It’s so important to feed your body and absolutely essential if weight loss is your goal. Everybody has different theories about bananas, but my feeling is they’re so good for you in so many ways. They’re also a RESISTANT STARCH (google it for the benefits), which is awesome! You’ll want to make sure the bananas are yellow with green tips and very firm. If they’re getting spotty or soft, they’ve turned to sugar and you won’t get the benefits of the resistant starch. I hope that helps set your mind at ease :)

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Alla

Hi so a few questions here how do you cook your sweet potatoes? And two as far as orange goes do you put the juice into the smoothie or the pulp? Sorry about maybe weird questions but I’mjust starting the wwhole healthy eating thing. Thanks ahead;-)

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Lesli

Hi Alla, I just bake the sweet potatoes in the oven and so far as the orange, you could use store bought orange juice, or if you have a Vitamix, just peel the orange, break if into 2 to 4 sections, and throw it in the Vitamix with everything else (that’s what I do).

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bontzgirl

And do you use the skins of the sweet potatoes? (Those are where many nutrients are, right?)

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Lesli

You can do it either way, but I do love the skin and with the Vitamix, it pulverizes it so much that you wouldn’t even know the skin is in there, but it has all the nutrition.

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Diana

If I bake or boil the sweet potato ahead & refrigerate them, do they keep the nutritional value? Just don’t see myself cooking sweet potato in the AM!!

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Lesli

To the best of my knowledge they do.

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Sharon

I just tried the Orange Cream Smoothie this morning and I’m also trying to loose weight, about 50 lbs. I’m almost 65 and I’m always looking for healthy ways to eat. I’ve been juicing and making smoothies for about a week now and while I haven’t lost weight yet, I feel incredible and healthy and have more energy. Thanks for putting this up.

Sharon

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Viviane

I am looking into losing weight, changed my diet a great deal and now i’m stable but not at my goal weight. I picked up on exercise now but I was wondering, Do you only take this once a day or twice a day?

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Lesli

Hi Vivian, I don’t even drink this every day. I sporadically drink it as part of my round-up of smoothies I enjoy. It’s an awesome smoothie, but I took the headline from an article in “First for Women” magazine, where I originally saw the recipe. The article didn’t mention how often you’d need to drink this in order to lose 8 pounds in a week — and that’s not a healthy weight loss rate, by the way. I wish you success in losing the last of your excess pounds and incorporating this smoothie into your daily route would be beneficial, I’m sure.

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Carolyn

Great love the Orange Cream Smoothie . Even my husband loved it. No added sugar and it is perfect. Thanks for sharing. I am 66 and trying each day to eat healthy. The bonus will be to lose weight and have more energy.
Looking forward to a healthier life.
Carolyn

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