My Peach Banana Vanilla Protein Smoothie is a great seasonal smoothie. Delicious for after a workout or a meal replacement.
A ripe peach is soft and sweet, and smells divine.
It tastes great cooked or fresh or blended.
They are chock-full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Peaches boast lots of potential health benefits, including improved digestion, a healthy heart, a strong immune system and improved allergy symptoms.
Use your senses to pick a ripe peach.
Use your Eyes. The best peaches should have vibrant, yellow flesh and golden-reddish skin. Look towards the stem: a lighter yellow tone is a sign of a less ripe peach; brighter golden hues are signs of ripeness.
Use your Nose. The scent of a peach is directly correlated to the taste. If you give it a whiff and smell nothing, it’ll probably taste like nothing.
Use your Touch. Squeeze on the side or at the stem: If it’s slightly soft (it should give a bit of pressure), the fruit is ripe. Firmness is a sign that your peach is underripe.
How to Freeze Peaches.
You definitely want to use ripe peaches. If you don’t you won’t get that great peach flavoring.
If you are wanting to enjoy it when those lovely fuzzy peaches are not in season, cut and pit yourself some ripe, juicy peaches and lay them on a cookie sheet.
Stick the cookie sheet with the peaches in the freezer for a few hours. When your peaches are frozen, remove them and the cookie sheet from the freezer. Place your frozen peaches in a freezer bag back in the freezer. Now you can have peaches for your smoothies year round. Or until you run out.
How to Store Peaches.
Storing your peaches is simple. Just keep your peaches at room temperature.
Keep them stem-side down in a single layer to avoid any bruising. If they start to get overripe, eat them! If you can’t eat them all at once, put them in your refrigerator to slow down the ripening process.
How to Make My Peach Vanilla Protein Smoothie
Simple in ingredients, but big in flavor. My Peach Vanilla Protein Smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy those delicious seasonal peaches while they are around.
Peaches are full of vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium, which together help boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, and avoid muscle cramps. Perfect for after a tough workout.
Add in the Brazilian nuts for a healthy fat and selenium, and then a high quality whey vanilla protein powder to give you the protein you need for a full recovery. Delicious, Nutritious and Easy. That is what I call a home run in the smoothie department.
Looking for other delicious Smoothie Recipes?
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Peach Vanilla Protein Smoothie
- 1 Ripe Banana Peeled
- 1 Ripe Peach Pitted
- 6 Brazilian Nuts
- 1 cup of nut milk I used Almond unsweetened
- 1 scoop of Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Fresh Ice
- In a blender add all your ingredients, blend and serve.
- Additional add-ins: Spirulina, and or Ashwagandha.