Spice up your peach smoothie with cleansing ginger and turmeric. And peaches are still at peak season for a few more weeks! Add your favorite milk of choice and you have a detoxifying smoothie in minutes!
I am lucky enough to find one of the few fruits that I can get local in the Midwest. So I buy in bulk at my farmers market. What to do with all these peaches!
You can freeze them! Make sure your peaches are nice and ripe, and then cut them into slices and freeze them for smoothies for months ahead! These reusable freezer bags can help you waste not want not.
This smoothie is great for an on-the-go breakfast. Turmeric is a very strong antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects. Ginger is known to aid in digestion. It is good to eat cleansing foods first thing in the morning on an empty stomach so you can have sustained energy throughout the day. And a healthy immune system starts with a healthy gut.
Should you keep your peaches on the counter or in the fridge? I did the test and here is what I found:
I wrapped them in these reusable produce bags and set them on the counter. They definitely need to be wrapped to avoid fruit flies and they will stay fresher longer in the bag. I’m on my last peach out of six and it is still good after five days!
They don’t ripen all at the same time. This is nature doing its thing. Just check to see which ones are soft to the touch, those are ready to go! I did put that last peach (still wrapped in the bag) in the fridge finally because I wanted to move on to get the last bit of watermelon for the season.
Switch up your peach smoothie for other fun flavors. The second day I added a banana, and the third day I switched to adding blueberries. The ginger and turmeric went well with all three combinations. I might get the last batch of strawberries of the season and add in those! I may freeze the strawberries as well for smoothies in the fall!
How about a peaches and cream quinoa-oatmeal smoothie! The possibilities are endless!
If you want to add a nutritional boost with a hint of vanilla flavor to your smoothies, try this maple water fruit smoothie.
Here are some other clean smoothie ideas that you may like to try. The NutriBullet (free shipping here) is a great reliable blender with a powerful motor. Believe me, if you use your blender frequently, you want something that will last. I have found cheaper versions where the motor burned out too quickly and didn’t pulverize the food that well. The NutriBullet also comes with replaceable cups and blades.
You can also make quick clean food recipes in the NutriBullet:
No-Bean Zucchini Artichoke Hummus
Raw Cranberry Apple Chia Seed Jam
You can also substitute peaches for mangos on this Avocado Quinoa Mango Salad if you are looking for other peach ideas. Or how about Curry Pickled Peaches, or a simple peach infused water.
Optional- banana, blueberries, strawberries
¼ teaspoon fresh ginger
¼ to ½ teaspoon fresh or powdered turmeric
¼ cup of milk of your choice
Always wash all produce thoroughly. I like to use this simple and natural antimicrobial DIY wash.
You can buy fresh ginger and turmeric really cheap at you supermarket. Just break off what you need from the root. Or if you prefer powdered turmeric so that it will last longer, you can find it here. Sprinkle turmeric on any dish to keep your immune system healthy!
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