Well today was interesting. I peeled, sliced and pitted about 30 peaches two days ago and stuck them in the freezer for this purpose (the smoothie challenge peach recipe). When I took them out today, they were a solid block. So I did what any normal, sane person would do. I stuck the plastic bag in a thick paper bag and jumped up and down on it. Which worked. Except for the fact that about half the peach slices went flying across the floor. Oops. Probably should’ve sealed that bag a little better.
Don’t tell the boys, but for the big chunks I just followed the five second rule and picked them up for using.
So – that’s why I’m calling this recipe the Peach – Berry Smash. That and the fact that it really is a smash of flavors! And actually, I do prefer fresh peaches for this, but my peaches were beyond saving any longer without freezing. So there you go.
Today’s smoothie super hero is chia seeds! These tiny black seeds are full of essential fatty acids (more than Salmon!) and are native to South America. One ounce of Chia Seeds includes 11 grams of Fiber, 4 grams of Protein, 5 grams of Omega 3 Fats, plus Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus and also include a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.
As always, if you need a little sweetness add a tiny drop or two of liquid stevia.
Note: The greek yogurt adds protein. However, if you do not prefer the taste, you simply need to add a different liquid base. Choose any non-dairy milk or kefir or coconut water, and replace the water and yogurt in this recipe.
Peach Berry Smash Smoothie
- Yield: 4 Cups 1x
- 1 1/2 Cup Peaches
- 1 1/2 Cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1/2 Cup Mixed Berries (or just blueberries. This adds a bit more sweetness and flavor.)
- 1 Cup Ice
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt (unsweetened, plain)
- 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
- Throw the frozen stuff in first, then the chia seeds.
- Then add the fresh fruit.
- Dump in the liquid/yogurt and blend, starting on low and working your way up to high.