PEACH SMOOTHIE


Peach season is one of our favorite times of the year. Thankfully, this stonefruit is available year round in the convenient frozen aisle. Smoothies can be great for a snack, dessert or any time you have these ingredients on-hand. Unfortunately, smoothies do not work well to make in large batches. They are best consumed immediately after making them.

Allergens and substitutions: To avoid yogurt substitute coconut milk in a can.

 

HEALING BENEFITS

Peaches are lower in carbohydrates than other fruits, taste great and have been studied to show benefits to those suffering from metabolic syndrome. One study at Texas A&M a few years ago, concluded that “peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight-off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to new studies.” Peaches also have healthy fiber to slow the intake of sugar into the blood stream.

Cinnamon is a spice made from the sweet bark of trees. It is dried and sold in sticks or ground for convenience and comes in several varieties. Studies show that cinnamon is beneficial to controlling postprandial blood sugar levels. Stick to Ceylon or Saigon for the best results. Most types of cinnamon served in coffee shops is the sweet Saigon version.

 

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

Good kitchen tools, like good ingredients, are important for success. If your budget allows it, consider investing in a Vitamix. It is the gold standard of blenders. It purees ingredients smoother than any other blender on the market.

  • Vitamix 5200 Series Blender, Black – Yes, the price tag on this blender looks like a car payment on a European luxury sedan, however, it’s the finest blender on the planet. The blade design provides for the silkiest of smoothies and sauces. And the motor on this appliance is like a turbo Vette.
  • Hamilton Beach 58148A Power Elite Multi-Function Blender – A value buy for blenders. It’ll handle 95% of what you can throw at it. The body is glass which is great for clean-up and hot food like soups or sauces.

 

PEACH SMOOTHIE
 
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Enjoy a sweet and creamy peach smoothie. Best with fresh peaches, but also delicious with frozen peaches. Top with cinnamon.
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Recipe type: Beverage, Dessert
Serves: 24 oz
Ingredients
  • Goat Yogurt, 1 cup
  • Coconut Milk, from a carton, ½ cup
  • Peach Slices, fresh or frozen, 1 cup
  • Ice, ½ cup
  • Ground Cinnamon, ¼ tsp
  • Pea Protein Powder, 1 scoop (optional)
  • Liquid Stevia (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine the yogurt, coconut milk, pea protein powder and stevia in a blender.
  2. Blend on a lower speed until combined.
  3. Add the peaches. Allow to blend for approximately a minute.
  4. Add the ice. Allow to blend for approximately a minute.
  5. Puree on the highest speed for approximately 30 seconds.
  6. Serve immediately and top with a dash of cinnamon.

 

Photos by Flickr users Miyuki Kobayashi & TALMADGEBOYD.

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