Now you can enjoy delicious Taro Smoothie at home with this easy recipe. Making this tasty chilled drink at home means you have control over the fat and sugar levels and ultimately the calories. This is already a health-conscious recipe but there are still lots of options. For the milk, feel free to use almond milk, coconut milk or cream instead of cow’s milk. Watching your sugars? Use a sugar substitute. Optionally replace the sweetened condensed milk with honey, agave nectar or sugar. Enjoy the recipe!
Watch the video below for instructions.
6 oz large taro root
1 oz purple yam
1/4 tsp vanilla sugar
1 cup low-fat milk
2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
1 cup ice
2 tsp coconut flakes
Remove the skin from the taro root and purple yam using a vegetable peeler. Rinse with water and then pat dry with a paper towel. Dice the taro root and purple yam.
To cook using a microwave, place the vegetables into a bowl. Add 2 Tbsp water and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on High for 2 1/2 minutes. Stir. Return to microwave and cook for another 2 1/2 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
To cook using a steamer, steam the vegetables over Medium heat for 8 minutes or until they are soft.
Allow the taro root and yam to cool for 15 minutes.
Transfer the vegetables into a blender along with the vanilla sugar, low-fat milk, sweetened condensed milk and ice. Blend on High speed for 1 minute.
Pour the smoothie into two glasses. Sprinkle with the coconut flakes and drizzle with more condensed milk. Enjoy right away.
Yields: 2-10 oz servings