Ginger Peach Smoothies Smoothies are a fantastic breakfast; they are fast, easy, and incredibly healthy. It is the height of peach season, so I decided to make a smoothie with them. I also added some ginger, a low-calorie boost of flavor packed with Vitamin B and Potassium. To sweeten my smoothie, I used brown sugar instead of plain granulated sugar for a hint of molasses. I would reduce the sugar and then add more to taste depending on how sweet your peaches are. It is as healthy as breakfast can get, and delicious, too.
2 Cups Diced Fresh Peaches (2 Medium) 1 1/4 Cups Milk 3 T Brown Sugar 2 tsp Grated Fresh Ginger
Pulse the peaches, sugar, and ginger in a food processor or blender until chopped. Add the milk and blend until mostly smooth.
Serves 2, Recipe Adapted from Food Network Magazine
Vanilla Peach Popsicles
These popsicles will satisfy your sweet tooth while still being relatively healthy. They are full of peaches, and I cut down on the cream by using tart and tangy Greek yogurt. It gives the popsicles amazing texture and another dimension of flavor.
I happen to have popsicle molds, but disposable cups and popsicle sticks are a wonderful alternative. You can adjust the size of your popsicles by changing the size of the cup, and only the time needed to freeze completely will change. To unmold them, simply run the mold or cup under hot water until the outside melts enough to release.
Peaches and vanilla are a wonderful combination, and this is a delicious way to enjoy them! My popsicles are cold, creamy, sweet, and tart, and they are perfect for an after-school snack.
1/2 Cup + 2 T Sugar 1 Vanilla Bean 24 oz Peaches 2/3 Cup Cream 1/3 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Peel and dice the peaches.
Combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small pot. Add the seeds and pod of the vanilla bean and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Chill and discard the vanilla bean pod.
Pulse the vanilla syrup and the peaches in a food processor until smooth. Strain; there should be about 3 cups. Whisk in the cream and yogurt.
Pour the base into popsicle molds or cups and freeze until solid, pressing in popsicle sticks (if necessary) when somewhat firm.
Recipe Adapted from Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez