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Peach Cobbler Smoothie

September 1, 2014
 
By Coach Maria – Salus Nutritionist & Food Expert
 
There are times when there is little time to throw together a meal, or your palate does not want food, or it’s post workout and you know you need something for recovery and yet your stomach is not quite ready for food.
 
We’ve all had those times and can relate to the temporary aversion to chewing on food.
 
I don’t always rely or lean on liquid nutrition as a consistent part of my intake – for people that are struggling with weight or fat loss and/or metabolic  issues, I strongly encourage choosing real food over liquid nutrition.  This will be a subject for a future blog post – stay tuned!
 
However, having an occasional smoothie with quality and nutrient rich ingredients, can be a great way to avoid missing out on a meal and getting some decent amount of nutrition.
 
Typically, most people that choose to drink a smoothie for nutritional purposes, tend to lean towards the green side of the spectrum – and that’s great!
But this beautifully colored smoothie is fantastic as well!
 
In order to take advantage of the incredible peach season, without missing out on nutrients, this smoothie is a winner.
 
If you are fortunate enough to have a peach tree in your yard, this is the way to go.  If you don’t have a tree or don’t have neighbors that share their bounty, make sure to go to a farmer’s market to get some local peaches! 
You can spend a lazy weekend afternoon peeling, slicing and freezing those incredibly sweet peaches to have on hand.
 
Yes, it’s easier to just go to the grocery store and purchase frozen peaches in a bag, but I’m telling you, the flavor of this smoothie will not be the same – trust me on this one!
 
Besides, having an excuse to get out into the fresh air, walking around your local farmers market will bring a smile to your face!
 
Ingredients
1 serving as meal replacement
2 servings as snack drink
 
1 c frozen organic peach slices
1/4 of a cut apple (don’t bother to peel)
1 small carrot, peeled
1 Tblsp ground flax
3 Tblsp raw pecans
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 Tblsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
1 c coconut water or unsweetened almond/coconut milk
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (optional, but why not?)
 
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth!
Enjoy!
 
 
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
(1 serving)
 
Protein:    4g
Carbs:    23g
Fat:         8
Sugars:  18g

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