As a Blue Diamond Tastemakers blogger, I am sharing with you all this recipe for a refreshing & healthy Peach-Mint Green Smoothie. This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.
In late spring of each year, I get down into the dirt and start planting seedlings and seeds in a spot in our backyard with dreams of having a garden brimming with homegrown veggies come July and August. And almost every summer, I am met with a little disappointment. A few tomato plants seem to do well early on, and then for what seems like no reason at all they just dry up and never produce another tomato. Pumpkin vines start sprawling through half my garden making me excited for all the fun (and free) pumpkins we would have in October only to have them bloom and produce cantaloupe sized pumpkins... in mid August. This year I decided that I needed a break, so we didn't plant a garden. Then a very strange thing started to happen late last month... plants just started appearing on their own.
First, it was the parsley plant I had dumped over the side of my deck railing at the end of last fall. It came back to life. Then it was a single pumpkin plant in what was my garden last year. And after a few good rains here the past couple of weeks, I now have an abundance of fresh, beautiful garden mint at my disposal. I have come to the conclusion that maybe I am better at accidental gardening than purposeful gardening. ;)
Now when I say I have an abundance of fresh mint, I am not exaggerating. I have a TON, folks. Since peaches are so affordable right now due to it being peach season, I knew I wanted to create a healthy and summer perfect recipe combining those sweet peaches with the refreshing crispness of the mint. And that is just what I did with this Peach-Mint Green Smoothie...
Peach-Mint Green Smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1 cup of frozen peaches, chopped**
- 2/3 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
- small handful of baby kale or baby spinach, stems removed & leaves torn
- 4-5 fresh mint leaves, torn
- 2/3 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original
- drizzle of honey
- 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
Place all the ingredients into your blender and then whirl away until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass, pop in a straw, and Enjoy! Garnish with fresh mint leaves & a couple of peach slices, if desired.
**I like to freeze my own peaches. Just cut fresh peaches in half, remove the stem and pit, and cut into slices and then into chunks. Place the peach chunks in a single layer in a quart or gallon size freezer bag. Lay the bag of peaches flat in your freezer, and then freeze for at least 2-3 hours.
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This Peach-Mint Green Smoothie is packed with all kinds of goodness- fresh mint, sweet peaches, leafy greens, chia seeds, and one of my go-to smoothie ingredients- Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original. Almondmilk is not only my go-to because of how delicious it is, but I also love that it is only 60 calories a serving, is calcium enriched, and lactose free. That last one is kind of a biggie for me as I have suffered from mild lactose intolerance for years. With Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original, I get all the creaminess of milk without the lactose! A definite win-win for me. :)
I have a feeling that I will be sipping on these Peach-Mint Green Smoothies all summer... or until I run out of fresh garden mint! But I don't see that happening any time soon. ;)
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