Friday, April 12, 2013

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Can I just say how much I love local farms?  We just visited two different farms and picked strawberries, blueberries and peaches.  We also got to hold a baby lamb, chat with the farmers and teach the kids first hand where honey comes from.  All while soaking in the beautiful weather we’ve been having.

Besides the produce being much less expensive than in the store, we got to show the kids where our food comes from.  Oh, and support our local farmers!  I absolutely love this time of year in Florida!

I probably got a little caught up in the start of peach and blueberry season here because we picked an enormous amount of both.  Luckily, both freeze well and we love to use them in smoothies.

Peach smoothies have always been one of my favorites.  Unfortunately, everyone likes to add bananas as a filler and ruin that wonderful peachy flavor.  I love bananas but not in every smoothie ever made!

This smoothie was sucked down in no time- I think it might be a record over here (and that’s saying something).  It’s sweet and creamy and both kids were asking for more!

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

2 cups frozen peaches
3 dates
½ cup water
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp hemp hearts

Soak dates in water for at least 15 minutes.

Combine all ingredients in a blender and run until smooth.

Oh, and make sure you make enough for everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I'm always looking for ways to get more of the fruits and vegetables I can digest into my diet. I'm waiting until the fresh peaches get a little bigger here (summer fruits already in the market are quite small this year) and then will definitely try these out. Thanks!