Perfect Peach Smoothie

July 12th, 2013

I love summer fruit, it’s just the best! And since I’m such a smoothie addict, my favourite way to enjoy it is to blend it into a deliciously smooth, sweet drink. Pretty much all fruit tastes delicious blended together, but there is something extra special about the combination of banana, peach and strawberry – it’s seriously perfect and so wonderfully refreshing. The banana makes it so creamy, while the strawberries and peaches make it so insanely soft and sweet. I love freezing my bananas and strawberries for an hour or so before I make it so that it comes out extra specially creamy and I can eat it with a spoon, like slightly melted ice cream! I then top it with some homemade granola, fresh berries, pumpkin seeds and dried figs and wow, it’s insane. A perfect breakfast, afternoon snack or even dessert. It’s so sweet too that it doesn’t even taste a little bit healthy, but don’t worry it will be doing wonders for your body.

I’m sure you all know how awesome strawberries and bananas are, but how much do you know about peaches? Well let me tell you, peaches are awesome health-wise as they are absolutely filled with vitamin A, which is essential for strengthening your immune system, promoting healthy eyes and clear beautiful skin; as well as lots of vitamin C, which we all know is vital for boosting your levels of antioxidants and protecting you from illness. Of course they also have countless other benefits, including dosing you up on all-important fibre which keeps your digestive system working happily, regulates your cholesterol levels and keeps you full for ages as the more fibre something has the slower it will be released into your body – so peach smoothies really are the perfect snack fix!

Serves 2

– 2 frozen ripe bananas

– 2 peaches

– a dozen strawberries

– 1 cup of almond milk

– a few ice cubes (optional)

Optional – a tablespoon each of ground flaxseeds and chia seeds

Simply peel the bananas and cut them into slices, placing the slices into the freezer for at least two hours (I normally freeze mine overnight.) Once you’re ready to make your smoothie cut the tops of the strawberries (these can be frozen too for an hour or so before making too, but be sure to cut the top off before freezing.) Then cut the peach to remove the stone – keep the skin on though. Place all the fruit in a blender with the almond milk and ice and blend until smooth, depending on how runny you like it you might like to add more liquid, either more almond milk or a little water. Then sip and love!