It’s nearly time for fall which most of the time makes me quite happy. The kids go back to school leaving me with a slightly more peaceful house. I can’t help but gather the last fruits of the summer as delicious peaches are at the prime of ripeness and those yummy garden greens like spinach and kale are still abundant. Lately, I’ve fallen in love with making smoothies as a wholesome part of my breakfast. This peaches and greens smoothie uses fresh peaches and garden greens combined with a little coconut milk or coconut milk kefir for creaminess. You can always substitute another liquid if you like but the healthy fats in coconut milk just make for a creamy mouth-feel. You know, that good feeling that comes when something creamy coats your tongue and tastebuds in just the right way? Mmmm…. perfect.
This super healthy green guy packs an additional benefit with flax seed providing omega 3’s and antioxidant value. It’s also a great source of fiber and protein so not only are you getting a little sweetness from the banana and peaches, you get the veggie value with the greens and the nuttiness of the ground flaxseed to balance the nutrition and flavor quite nicely.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 peach, sliced
- ½ cup spinach
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1½ cups coconut milk
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite cup and enjoy!