Just in time for autumn, the experts from our PURE test kitchen give you tips for how to make fresh, homemade sweet potato juice out of sweet potatoes, apples, and other fall produce.
Can you juice sweet potatoes?
The short answer is YES!! Think of sweet potatoes as rich carrots, packed with beta carotene, sweet in flavor. They pair beautifully with apples and other fall-harvest produce.
Some of us have roasted sweet potatoes and popped them in a blender to add to a smoothie every now and then, but even we here at PURE Juicer were delighted to learn how delicious (and easy!) sweet potato juice can be. (And don’t get us started on how easy it is to grind sweet potatoes for sweet potato soup! More on that later.)
What does sweet potato juice taste like?
You love the taste of sweet potato fries, sweet potato chips, and baked sweet potato, but you may be wondering, what does sweet potato juice taste like?
Earthy, smooth, and slightly sweet, sweet potatoes make a tasty base for a variety of fall juices. Jen, our Chief Juicing Officer says, “Sweet potato juice tastes like autumn in a glass! They are sweeter than you think and come in such beautiful colors.”
We recommend sticking to yellow or white sweet potatoes for juicing. Full disclosure: there is something about the smell of purple sweet potatoes that will never leave our senses–we suggest avoiding those at all costs!
Is it good to juice sweet potatoes?
We believe in juicing what is in season. In the fall, sweet potatoes, which are packed with nutrition and flavor, are abundant. Fresh organic produce seems to have the most flavor of all, so we suggest taking advantage of the sweet potato during the autumn season. Create your own test kitchen and try it with other in-season produce like carrots, greens, and apples.
Is sweet potato a Superfood?
At PURE, we believe all foods grown organically are superfoods! Sweet potatoes do, however, fit the popular definition of “Superfood” for many reasons. Sweet potatoes are featured in the “Cancer Prevention” section of produce in our Periodic Table of Juicing at the recommendation of Dr. Ilene Ruhoy, neurologist and expert in complex and chronic diseases. These nutritious tubers are packed with phytonutrients that keep our immune systems strong. The key ingredients Dr. Ruhoy highlights on the table are alpha and beta carotene, precursors for vitamin A, known for their anti-carcinogenic properties. That’s not all: sweet potatoes are good sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, manganese, potassium, and lutein.
Which type of juicer is best for juicing sweet potatoes?
When researching juicers, it is important to understand the types of juicers out there. There are two-stage juicers like the PURE Juicer (the only two-stage juicer on the market today), slow juicers, centrifugal juicers, and juicers that claim to be cold-press juicers. We recommend doing your research to find the juicer best for you.
Can you juice sweet potatoes raw?
Yes, you can make sweet potato juice using raw sweet potatoes! The beauty of the PURE Juicer, stage-one grinder is that it can turn a raw sweet potato into a well-ground mash in seconds. PURE’s half-horsepower motor is designed for a grind so powerful and fast that the sweet potatoes will barely touch the grinder, a feature that ensures the sweet potato does not get overheated. Because the second stage of the PURE Juicer process is its heavy duty press, we confidently say that our juice is “true cold pressed.”
What kinds of produce can be juiced with sweet potatoes?
There are so many kinds of fruit and other produce you can combine with sweet potatoes to make refreshing fall drinks! Our favorites include apples, greens, carrots, cranberries, beets, pineapple, pomegranate . . . the list goes on and on.
How to make sweet potato juice in a PURE Juicer
- Wash all produce, making sure to scrub the sweet potatoes and remove any dirt.
- Peel and chop sweet potatoes and other produce.
- Select a #8 or #10 grid plate and add produce to the food chute to grind produce into a mash.
- Fold mash into a PURE press cloth and press!
Pro tip: Grind enough produce to use some for juicing and some for making a quick sweet potato soup that doesn’t need roasting.
Our Favorite Sweet Potato Juice Recipes
Classic Sweet Potato-Apple Juice
1 yellow beet
1/2 sweet potato
6 romaine leaves
Yield: 20 ounces of juice
Jen’s Sweet Potato-Apple-Lemon-Zinger
1 large sweet potato
1 green apple
thumb of ginger
Yield: 17 ounces
Kim’s Sweet Potato-Pear-Blueberry Juice
1 sweet potato (regular, not white)
handful of blueberries
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
Yield: 17 oz juice
Simple Cinnamon-Sweet Potato Juice
2 sweet potatoes
sprinkle of cinnamon (you can grind also grind a cinnamon stick and press with sweet potatoes)
Yield: 17 oz juice
Sweet Potato Juice is Thermos-Ready
One important note: when you juice bright orange sweet potatoes with a variety of colorful produce, while the juice pulp is quite pretty (see above) the juice produced may not be the most photogenic (read: brown. Very brown.) Of course we all know that the color of juice has no bearing on its delicious taste; even so, Chief Juicing Officer Jen recommends sipping your sweet potato juice out of your favorite thermos.
apples: nutrient dense and high in soluble fiber, apples are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants like vitamin E and polyphenols, which are linked to lower risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
beets: beets are nutrient-rich, containing a little bit of every vitamin and mineral your body requires, such as folate and manganese. They also lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and improve digestive health.
blueberries: low in calories but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K, blueberries are thought to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in blueberries have been shown to reduce a predominant risk factor for heart disease by preventing oxidative damage to “bad” LDL cholesterol.
carrots: carrots boost immunity, keep blood sugar levels under control, and keep the digestion system in check. They also keep your eyes healthy— a unique property that not many other ingredients have.
cinnamon: anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, cinnamon may support both gut health and heart health. Studies show it could also be beneficial to the aging brain, particularly in the case of inhibiting the kinds of proteins that cause Alzheimer’s.
ginger: ginger contains gingerol, considered to be powerfully medicinal and anti-inflammatory, prevents nausea and can help treat chronic indigestion, and may also drastically lower blood sugar levels and heart disease risk factors.
lemon: high in vitamin C and citric acid, lemons aid in iron absorption and could possibly prevent kidney stones. Several plant compounds found in lemons may lower cholesterol.
pears: known for their high fiber content, which aids in gut health, pears are also anti-inflammatory, packed with vitamins C and K and copper. Red pears may protect heart health, while those in green pears may promote eye health.
sweet potatoes: a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, sweet potatoes are also rich in antioxidants, which protect your body from free radicals. Sweet potatoes get their bright orange color from beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, known to improve eye health.
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