The Original Smoothie

The smoothie that started it all...

In 2015 my love of the ocean motivated a move to Maui’s North Shore. One morning I had nothing ripe for my smoothie other than a banana. Knowing the day ahead was filled with non stop activity I needed real substance to sustain me. 

So I took the banana, added some peanut butter, and out of pure desperation I picked the mushrooms and onions out of the leftover purple sweet potato dish I made for dinner the night before and tossed it into the blender. Little did I know that would change everything…

Not only was it the tastiest smoothie I have ever had, it kept me going all day long. So I scratched my head and asked myself why and what else…

 

-Shaun Aharam, Founder

 Ingredients

  • 1 to 1.5 cups of boiled, chilled, and mashed (skin on) purple sweet potatoes
  • 1 ripe banana 
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (the more the better is my motto)
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions

  • Boil purple sweet potatoes for 45 minutes at a medium/high boil (skin on)
  • Drain and let potatoes cool at room temp, before storing in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled. I prefer to let them chill for a full 24 hours.
  • Once chilled, mash thoroughly with skin on, until you have lumpy mashed potato consistency.
  • Add 1 to 1.5 cups of mashed purple sweet potato to blender ( I prefer a cup and a half as I like to eat mine with a spoon, it's that good :)
  • Add 1 ripe banana (ripeness is a preference thing, but I like mine almost brown)
  • Add 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter of choice (Santa Cruz brand dark roasted is my personal favorite)
  • Secure lid tightly
  • Blend for about 20 second, you will want a glistening appearance as that means the starches have been properly blended and you will get the creamiest consistency this way.
  • Enjoy... But be ready to want to make it again and again!