One of my favorite seasonal fruits to have, especially in the warmer months is a peach! Naturally, I love to make peach smoothie recipes around this time too of course. These can be difficult to work with sometimes because they often do not stay ripe for very long before they go bad, and they also are not available all year round.
However, there are some select grocery stores and local natural food stores that do carry there own store brand of this delicious fruit in small frozen pieces, so just check around your local supermarkets before going to the other alternative, freezing your own! You can simply buy them fresh when they are in season and most affordable as well, and cut them into small slices for easier blending and freeze them for year round use, it works wonders!
Organic Peaches All The Way Folks!
Now I like to buy them fresh either from my local farmers market or at a store like whole foods and trader joes, which will often have them organic as well. This is a fruit that you will want to only buy organic if possible as it is one of the most susceptible fruits to toxins and pesticides and the nasty stuff really clings to peaches apparently!
This nasty stuff even seeps into the fruit, so washing your peaches apparently isn’t enough, crazy right? Well, according to the The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C., they recommend going organic on produce that is most susceptible to pesticide residue, like peaches, and I of course recommend all organic smoothies and diet in general, it’s a worthy goal to shoot for, your body will thank you, mine sure has! Let’s get to that smoothie!
Peach Smoothie with Frozen Peaches
(Always use organic produce and ingredients whenever possible!)
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 1 cup of milk (dairy, coconut, or rice)
- 2 whole peaches in small frozen slices
- 1 6-8oz cup of plain non fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp of organic ground Stevia for a safe and natural 0 calorie sweetener
- Pour your coconut water and milk into the blender
- Then scoop in your Greek yogurt
- Toss in your frozen peach slices
- Then finally add in your sweetener
- Blend until desired consistency
Servings (yield) : 3-4 servings
Notes : You can use coconut milk and yogurt in place of the dairy should you need or want to. You can also choose to not use the Greek yogurt for a thinner smoothie, but I tend to like having the extra tanginess and protein Greek yogurt, or yogurt in general can bring, plus you can always blend your smoothie for a longer period of time to make any smoothie recipe with Greek yogurt more drinkable, which is often what I do.