This Sweet Potato Smoothie is creamy, tart, and refreshing. I can’t get enough of that sweet orange color!!
We said goodbye to two of our interns yesterday that have been with us for the past 6 weeks. I love being a preceptor to interns that have a passion for our profession because I know that they will turn into the best RDs. Yesterday was National RD Day (or RDN as they now like to call us), but I’m a rebel like that and I haven’t switched over to the dark side.
I remember the dietitians that took the time to mentor me in school and during my dietetic internship, and they may not have known it then or now but they made a difference and helped to shape my career.
Beginning in Auburn, Scott Sehnert was one of my first RD mentors when I interned for him in the athletic department and he continues to mentor me. I know he’s super busy with work but he always takes the time out of his schedule to answer my questions as they arise. That means so much.
During my internship I met a few key RDs that have always been there for me. At the hospital in my clinical rotations Tennille Yates, pushed me and challenged me. She sat me down to have tough conversations with love and seriously saw something that I didn’t even know that I had in myself, and business owner. That sparked a light in me that I could do that.. I can pursue my dreams and be an entrepreneur.
My boss, Tara Gidus. There is so much to say here. She is kind, generous, and can work a stage like no other, gosh if only I had an ounce of her charisma. This woman changes lives when she’s in their presence because of her dynamic and engaging way of communicating. She is hysterical. I love her no nonsense approach to nutrition and the way that she runs her business. She’s taught me the power of saying yes and then figuring it out, AND that’s it’s okay to walk away too. I’m thankful to have her in my life.
Alice Baker has be a stronghold for me from the very beginning. She actually took me in as an intern and also put me in touch with Tennille and Tara to intern with them. She is a compassionate dietitian with a full time practice in eating disorders, Joyful Nutrition. Alice has taught me that life and client work is a dance and that I must fake it until I make it. Those words ring true to me and pass that down to the interns that get it. I’m thankful to continue to do outpatient work for her in her practice and I’m consistently amazed at her passion as well as the art in which she practices.
Regan Jones. Regan and I met during my internship too… only virtually. She is the mother that fueled my food photography/food styling/virtual communications passion. I didn’t even know all these things were a possibility in nutrition until I met her and she believed in me. Regan has continued to pour into me, teaching me about business, marketing myself, and the icing on the cake is she’s an Auburn fan.
There are many other dietitians that spent time with me, teaching me, answering my questions, developing me and for that sacrifice (which I know is not always easy), I want to say a BIG thank you!!Print
This sweet potato smoothie is creamy, tart, and refreshing. I can’t get enough of that sweet orange color!!
- 1/3 cup cooked sweet potato (no skin)
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 5 ounces (about 1/2 cup) vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup 100% orange juice
- Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. Enjoy!
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