Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Healthy Peach Crisp Smoothie

i confess, when peaches are in season i go a bit crazy: peach pie, crisp, cobbler, cookies, cake...you name it. i do eat a number out of hand...and add to salads, but dessert seems to be the main option.  (does it help that i try to make the recipes as healthy as possible?) :)  today i decided to keep the taste of my favorite peach desserts but stay 100% healthy. I made peach crisp smoothies!

the secret is to add oats used for oatmeal to a smoothie combination of fresh peaches, unsweetened coconut milk and spices.  you will be amazed at the transformation...it really tastes like you took a peach crisp, blended the ingredients and drank. happily, aside from a tiny bit of honey, the sweetness comes from the peaches. perfect for a guilt free dessert or a healthy breakfast or lunch.  tip: i freeze fresh peaches to make my smoothie very cold.  you can skip this step if you wish. enjoy!

Healthy Peach Crisp Smoothie
(makes one smoothie)
2 peaches, pitted, sliced and frozen
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (i prefer tahitian)
large pinch cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
small pinch sea salt

Combine all ingredients in blender.  Blend at high speed (i use the ice crush speed) until combined, thick and slushy.  Pour into serving glass and serve.

other peach recipes you may enjoy:

kale and rainbow chard salad with peaches, blackberries & pinenuts

it is "peach" week at food network's summerfest. check out the other delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends.  have a favorite peach recipe of your own? please share in the comments section of this post:
Jeanette's Healthy Living: Peach Kiwi Salsa
Chez Us: Upside Down Peach Bourbon Cake
The Heritage Cook: Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Filling Virtually Homemade: Peach Cobbler Muffins
Made By Michelle: Mint Peach Popsicles
Taste With The Eyes: The BLP Sandwich (Bacon, Lettuce and Peach)
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Healthy Peach Crisp Smoothie
Red or Green: Spiced Peach Daiquiri
Feed Me Phoebe: Peach Lassi
Domesticate Me: Grilled Halibut Tacos with Peach Salsa
Weelicious: Kenya's Peach Cake
Blue Apron Blog: Seared Trout with Peach and Arugula Salad
The Sensitive Epicure: Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt, Honey, Lime Zest and Vanilla
Daily*Dishin: Blackberry Cheesecake with Fresh Peach Topping
Devour: Chia Seed Pudding with Peaches
FN Dish: 5 Unsung Sides of the Summer Peach

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Jeanette said...

I love the idea of peach crisp in a smoothie - what a fun smoothie!

Chez Us said...

What a great idea for breakfast on the run. Love the idea of coconut milk and peaches mixed together.

Michelle said...

Yum! I can't wait to try this!

Napa Farmhouse 1885 said...

thanks jeanette, michelle and denise. i really love this smoothie...let me know if you give it a try. :)

Emma @ Our Whimsical Days said...

Sounds delicious! And those pictures are making me crave peaches! lol!