Just Peachy! Seasonal Peaches and Almond Cream Smoothie

by deborah on October 3, 2014 · 26 comments

in Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan

Just Peachy! Seasonal Peaches and Almond Cream Smoothie

Sweet, juicy, organic peaches are in abundance at my local farmer’s market.

And I’m over the moon about it!

What a pleasure they are eat and add to all kinds of tasty treats, especially fresh and

fabulous smoothie blends.

Did you know that peaches and nectarines are the same species, even though they

are regarded as different fruits, commercially?

In contrast to the characteristic fuzz on the skin of peaches, nectarines are smooth.

Just Peachy! Seasonal Peaches and Almond Cream Smoothie

Peaches taste good and they are good for you.

Generally, a medium-sized peach contains:

*30 calories

*140 mg of potassium

* 8% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin C

*7 g of carbohydrate (6 g sugars and 1 g fibre)

*1 g of protein

As I discovered, peaches are highly perishable, and therefore should be consumed

or canned within two weeks of harvest.

They are best stored at temperatures of 0°C (32°F) and high-humidity, so refrigeration

is essential if you are not using them quickly.

I bought a bunch of organic peaches the other day and put them into my living room fruit

bowl–which I like to do because I love to look at all of my beautiful fruit–and they began

to rot  within two days.

Fortunately I rescued them from my fruit bowl in time and made this healthy delicious

smoothie with other ingredients that I had on hand.

Whip up this peachy combination in your kitchen while they are still fresh and firm and

you’ll be glad you did !

Peaches and Almond Cream Smoothie

Just Peachy! Seasonal Peaches and Almond Cream Smoothie

Serves 2
Ingredients

2 Organic Peaches

1 cup Organic Grapes

1 Organic Orange

2 Organic Bananas

A pinch of Cinammon

A dash of Vanilla

2 tbspns Almond Butter

1 cup Almond Milk

6 filtered water ice cubes

Just Peachy! Seasonal Peaches and Almond Cream Smoothie

Directions

Add all of the ingredients to your blender (I use a VitaMix).

Blend on low then increase to a high speed until smooth.

Just Peachy! Seasonal Peaches and Almond Cream Smoothie

Pour into a glass or mason jar.

Just Peachy! Seasonal Peaches and Almond Cream Smoothie

I love to drink my light, sweet and creamy peach smoothie from a goblet.

It looks great and tastes great too!

Enjoy!

Peach Allergy Alert:

It is important to note that some people are allergic or sensitive to peaches.

Peach allergy or intolerance is a relatively common form of hypersensitivity to proteins contained

in peaches and related fruit (e.g. almonds).

Adverse reactions are related to the “freshness” of the fruit–peeled or canned fruit may be tolerated.

Reactions range from local symptoms (e.g. oral allergy syndrome, contact urticaria) to systemic

symptoms, including anaphylaxis (e.g. urticaria, angioedema, gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms).

 

Photo credit: Peach silhouette 

 

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Julia October 3, 2014 at 1:31 pm

This peach smoothie sounds really delicious! Is it the almond butter that makes it creamy?

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deborah October 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Hi Julia,
I am so delighted that you like this smoothie. The almond butter does make it rich and creamy. It is amazing and nutritious too.

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Robin October 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I usually buy nectarines because I don’t like eating the fuzzy part of the peaches, but this is such a smart way to overcome my fuzz issues…haha.

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deborah October 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Hi Robin,
Yes, I hope making a smoothie helps! Try it, I bet you’ll like it. Plus you can blend peaches with other fruit to make all kinds of yummy blends. Strawberries are great to mix them with too!

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kimmythevegan October 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Mmmmm I love throwing peaches in my smoothies and this one sounds dee-licious!

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kimmythevegan October 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm

ps. this recipe is being featured as a fav this week
pps. I’ve pinned this deliciousness to our Pinterest Board
=D

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deborah October 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm

OOH!
Thanks Kimmy! I am so excited to hear that Just Peachy! has been featured as your fave this week on Healthy Vegan Friday! I sincerely appreciate it!

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Marla October 5, 2014 at 10:29 am

Hi Deborah,
This sounds so refreshing and healthy. Fresh peaches were one of my favorite fruits since I was a child. This recipe is filled with a wealth of health. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Will pin & twitt.

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Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers October 5, 2014 at 1:10 pm

This sounds delightful, Deborah! Sadly, peach season has just about wrapped up here … and we are well into apples. (Yay!) I am definitely going to remember this one for next year, though!
Hmmm… unless I used canned peaches!!?!
Thanks for sharing this with the From the Farm Blog Hop–I love it when you party with us! 🙂
~ Christine

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Kimberly October 6, 2014 at 12:39 am

I absolutely love this! Yummy. Pinned. It is so fun to party with you. Thank you. I hope to see you at our party on Monday at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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Yuliya October 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm

This sounds absolutely delicious! pinning!

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Lean Lena October 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Peaches are out of season here and I miss them SO much. Come the season, I put them EVERYWHERE and eat them raw as well 🙂
Thank you for sharing with Tasty Tuesday 🙂

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Kim @ This Ole Mom October 8, 2014 at 12:42 am

Hi Deborah! Your smoothie looks so delicious! I actually had to stop by to see how you made it . Just looking at your lovely drink has me drooling. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Click & Chat link up Party! Have a lovely week, Kim @ This Ole Mom

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deborah October 8, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Hi Kim,
I am so glad you liked this peachy smoothie. It is so much fun to find sweet ripe peaches and make yummy things with them.

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deborah October 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Thank you Kim!
I really hope you whip up a peach smoothie of your own when you have a chance. They are so delicious!

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Marla October 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

Hi Deborah,
Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features on Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live tonight @ 7pm EST. So glad to have you as part of Real Food Fridays.

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deborah October 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Thank you Marla!
I am so delighted to hear that Just Peachy! has been featured on Real Food Fridays! I sincerely appreciate it!

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Emily, Our house now a home October 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm

This sounds delicious! Thank you for linking up at Pin worthy Wednesday!

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deborah October 13, 2014 at 10:13 am

Hi Emily,
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy making this too!

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Poppy October 10, 2014 at 6:12 am

Gorgeous!

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swathi October 12, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Deborah, I need this delicious smoothie for my breakfast, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

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