Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Peachy Keen Smoothie

I love smoothies! They are great for workout recovery or a creamy and refreshing afternoon treat. I've been experimenting with some new flavor combinations lately and this was one I just had to share with you! Banana, peach and orange with just a hint of ginger and nutmeg make for a flavorful, nutrient rich treat.

This smoothie has some hidden benefits, as well. I added a bit of turmeric, which you can't even taste, for it's anti-inflammatory properties - just what your body needs after a hard workout. And, instead of regular ice cubes, I used green tea ice cubes to boost this smoothie's antioxidant power.

To make the green tea ice cubes, I like to brew a big batch of green tea and just pour the tea into an extra ice cube tray that I have reserved just for my special green tea ice cubes. They are great in smoothies or in iced tea because they stop the tea from getting watered down as the ice cubes melt.

Ill stop giving instructions on how to make ice cubes so you can get out there and make this smoothie! Do you have a favorite smoothie flavor?

Peachy Keen Smoothie
Serves: 2
Time: 10 minutes

1 banana, sliced
1 orange, peeled and quartered
1 peach, pit removed and quartered
1 cup coconut milk
4 green tea ice cubes
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp turmeric
Water (as needed)

Place all ingredients in a blender.

Blend until smooth. If needed, add water until desired consistency is reached.

Divide evenly between two large glasses.