Here’s a nice healthy recipe for all you peach lovers. It serves well as a fruit snack or desert.
From a nutritive standpoint, peaches are somewhat underrated. Peaches provide a high amount of potassium, a shortage of which leads to a number of health problems. In combination with banana, this smoothie recipe provides plenty of this key mineral.
Peaches are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are a good source of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, high in vitamin C, rich in dietary fiber, and studies have even revealed them to be anti-cancerous. And best of all, peaches are delicious, at least in my opinion.
Incorporate some of the add-ons for more nutrition, and possibly turn this smoothie into a Pretty Peachy Green Smoothie by adding some baby spinach into the mix.
I used raw milk in my smoothie and to calculate the nutritional information. Feel free to substitute your preferred milk – almond, coconut, hemp, etc. Enjoy!
Pretty Peachy Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen peach slices
- 1/2 medium banana
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger spice or fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 3-5 ice cubes
- A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten
- 1 tablespoon coconut shreds or flakes
- 1 cup spinach (make it a green smoothie)
- 1 serving of your preferred protein powder
Place all the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds until nice and smooth.
- Calories: 280
- Fat: 10g
- Protein: 11g
- Carbohydrates: 42g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 33g
- Vitamin A: 8% RDA
- Vitamin C: 45% RDA
- Calcium: 31% RDA
- Iron: 3% RDA
Enjoy, and leave a comment below if you try this recipe, or have a variation of your own to share. Happy Blending!