Monday, August 3, 2015

Healthy family recipe: Peach pie smoothie

Peaches are in season and perfect for smoothies. Smoothies can be a great treat every once in a while, but beware that many smoothies out there contain sugar and juice. Try this homemade one to cut down on the sugar!

Healthy family recipe: Peach pie smoothie

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Peach smoothie.
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Peaches are in season and perfect for smoothies. Smoothies can be a great treat every once in a while, but beware that many smoothies out there contain sugar and juice. Stick with a few ingredients and add some yogurt or milk for some protein. Very ripe peaches are the best for this recipe.

Peach pie smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium ripened peaches
  • ½ fresh ripe banana
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ cup ice

Instructions:

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1. Halve and pit the peaches. Combine and blend remaining ingredients with peaches in a blender until smooth consistency.  

Servings: 3

Serving size: 8 ounces

Adapted from http://www.chow.com/recipes/30386-peaches-n-cream-ice-pops#!


 

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