Every New Year resolutions to adopt a healthier lifestyle come and go. Only 8% of people keep their resolutions each year and most are broken within the first few weeks of January, according to a recent NPR report and statisticsbrain.com. While people have the best of intentions to exercise more, eat healthier, maybe even give up that daily latte or sweet treat, often times the small changes are the ones that make a big difference. The experts at the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) have a sweet and easy place to start – with a sweet potato Latte. Rich, creamy and packed with nutrients, a California sweet potato latte is the perfect healthy anecdote to broken resolutions. Made with a few simple, natural ingredients like California milk and sweet potatoes, this delicious caffeine-free beverage will satisfy your sweet tooth while staying true to those healthy promises.

Indulgence can be healthy and delicious when the ingredients are calcium-rich California milk and nutrient-dense California sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are fiber-rich and an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, according to casweetpotatoes.com.

Sweet Potato LatteThe recipe for this sweet potato latte below was created by California-based blogger, Amy B. Sherman of Cooking With Amy, who created this version of a drink she had in a Japantown cafe in San Francisco.

California Sweet Potato Latte
(Recipe developed by: Amy B. Sherman)

  • 1 cup California milk
  • 3 tablespoons cooked sweet potato
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 drops pure vanilla extract
  1. Heat the ingredients in a pot on the stove over medium heat, or in a mug in the microwave.
  2. When heated through, pour contents into the blender and whiz until foamy. Pour into a mug and serve.

90% of California dairy farms are family-owned and California is the number one dairy state producing more fluid milk, butter, ice cream, and nonfat dry milk than any other state. The state is the second-largest producer of cheese, which is available nationally under the Real California Cheese seal and yogurt. Dairy products made with California milk can be identified by the Real California Milk seal, which certifies that the products are made exclusively with milk produced on California dairy farms.

For more recipes showcasing dairy products made with milk from California's more than 1500 dairy families, visit RealCaliforniaMilk.com.

About the California Milk Advisory Board
The California Milk Advisory Board, an instrumentality of the California Department of Food and Agriculture is funded by the state's more than 1,500 dairy families. With headquarters in South San Francisco and Modesto, the CMAB is one of the largest commodity boards in the United States. The CMAB executes advertising, public relations, research and retail and foodservice promotional programs on behalf of California dairy products, including Real California Milk and Real California Cheese.

SOURCE: California Milk Advisory Board