By Janyce Gately MS, RD, LDN, HC
Summer brings an abundance of fruit, none sweeter than peaches. Peaches are part of the stone fruit family that includes apricots, nectarines, plums, and cherries. They’re packed with nutrients like fiber, which aids digestion, Vitamins A and C which help to boost the immune system, and potassium which regulates heart rate and blood pressure. You can enjoy them grilled, added to salads, topped on oatmeal, as part of a salsa or try one of these sweet recipes.
Peaches & Cream Smoothie
Makes 1 Serving
Calories per serving: 252
Protein: 16.2 grams
Fiber: 11.4 grams
Potassium: 393 grams
- 1 cup milk or unsweetened milk substitute
- 1 medium peach or 1 cup frozen peach slices
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
*Nutrition Calculations based on using unsweetened vanilla almond milk and Orgain Vanilla Bean Protein Powder.
Peach Sorbet (without an ice cream maker)
Makes 6 Servings
Calories per serving: 140
Protein: 0.8 gram
Fiber 1.7 grams
Potassium: 231 grams
- 5 cups of sliced, pitted fresh peaches or frozen peach slices
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
- 3/4 cup of sugar
Place the ingredients in a blender and puree for approximately 2 minutes until peaches are blended and smooth. Pour mixture into a shallow dish. Cover and freeze until set. Remove from freezer and use ice cream scoop to serve.
*Nutrition Calculations based on unpeeled peaches. Peaches can be peeled or unpeeled.