recipes, smoothies

Banana, Peach & Peanut Butter Smoothie

It may not sound like your traditional fruit smoothie combo, but just trust me on this one... You'll take one sip and think "OMG, this is breakfast?!" Banana and peanut butter - there's no surprise there. And when the classic combo is frozen and blended it's creamy, rich deliciousness. For breakfast.

As for the peaches, they're just too good right now to not put them in everything. I'm slicing them up and adding them to salads, salsas and, like here, smoothies. Buy some peaches on sale, slice them up and put them in the freezer to blend up with your other favorite fruits. I like: blueberry + peach.... mango + peach... or peach + peach.

I usually blend in a tablespoon of ground flax seed to add fiber along with antioxidants and a dose of omega-3 fatty acid, which helps to reduce inflammation in the body. The ground flax blends in easily to where I don't even notice it. All I taste is the next best thing to ice cream... for breakfast.

Banana Peach and Peanut Butter Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 banana, sliced and frozen
3 slices of frozen peaches
1 tbsp organic peanut butter*
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1½ cup almond milk

*look for organic, fresh-ground peanut butter that's made just using peanuts - no sugar.

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in blender (I use the magic bullet) and blend until smooth. Add almond milk as needed to reach desired consistency.