Summer time is here, and with the changing seasons comes a whole new selection of fruit at the farmer's market. We love the citrus in the winter, the berries in the early spring, but by far, our favorite seasonal fruit is the stone fruit like peaches, nectarines, cherries etc that appear during the summer months.
This smoothie recipe is inspired by peach cobbler...also a favorite summer time treat. But instead of a crumbly crust, we use roasted almonds to get that nutty flavor. A dash of cinnamon is essential for any peach desert, and if you want to get fancy, top it all off with a few shavings of lemon zest to balance out the sweet and spice with a little citrus bite. We like to use a little bit of raw kefir to give it a little bit of tang to balance out the sweetness of ripe peaches, but this isn't totally necessary.
Our key to any good smoothie recipe, like any good recipe period, is to start with the freshest, highest quality ingredients you can get your hands on. If you use conventionally grown, cold stored, mass transported fruit to start, we're willing to bet that your end result will leave a lot to be desired. If on the other hand, you use market fresh peaches bursting at the seams with juiciness...you'll be in for a treat. And if you happen to pick up a few too many peaches, don't be afraid to cut them up and toss them in the freezer for a few days or up to a few weeks. Or better yet...make a real peach cobbler.
Here's the recipe:
-2 ripe peaches
-1/4 cup roasted, unsalted almonds
-1/2 banana (optional for additional texture)
-2 scoops vanilla Primo Smoothie
-dash of cinnamon, plus more for topping
-4 oz kefir
-8-10 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Combine all ingredients except lemon zest, add ice if desired, blend until smooth. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and lemon zest. Enjoy!
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