Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Peachy Keen" Smoothie

There are 2 kinds of smoothie makers out there. Ones that follow a recipe, and ones that dump anything in and end up with a different smoothie each time. I am the later. But, I wanted to post some recipes (or ideas if you are a "dumper" too) to help you change up your flavors and make you feel a little more like "Jamba" in your kitchen!

This DELICIOUS smoothie will leave you feeling "Peachy Keen", it is so sweet, creamy and flavorful you will gobble it up in minutes.... as will your kids! There are only a few ingredients, and as always, it tastes the best when the fruit is fresh and ripe.... which is even more reason to be making them---- STONE FRUIT SEASON IS FINALLY HERE!!! YAHOO!

2 ripe peaches or 3 ripe nectarines
1/2 cup fresh mango, peeled
1 cup ice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut water (add another 1/4 cup if you like it runnier)
2 large handfuls of spinach
2 TBSP flax seed

** If you don't have coconut water you can substitute if for regular water and/or a splash of orange juice!

From "Peachy Keen"
to "Peachy Green!"
Dump in your Vitamix or blender and blend until smooth!

NOTE: This is not only a good way to get your kiddos "greens" but you can also add supplements to them without them even noticing! I add Osteo-Sun to them which is a calcium and Vitamin D supplement- I highly recommend it for you and them!

P.S. I know my picture is of a kids up, but trust me, this was one of MY favorite smoothies of all times.... it's not just for KIDS!


Krissa said...

Yum! I love peaches...this sounds delish. I tend to get stuck in the berries only rut for my smoothies...I'll definitely throw some peaches in there next time.

Vali said...

Sounds great. Do you ever put probiotics in your smooties or do your kids just take them?

Andrea said...

Krissa, let me know how you like this new peach flavor... and more importantly, let me know if Charlotte can detect the spinach!

Val, I give my kids probiotics every night in a smidge of water because it doesn't really have flavor, but you could definitely add it to the smoothie... that would work too!

MissMichael said...

I thought I was sooo original using coconut milk, spinach and flax seed in all my smoothies... apparently NOT hahaha! I also love a scoop of greek yogurt, or a scoop of almond butter if I think I deserve a treat ;)