Thursday, April 17, 2014

Frozen Peach Smoothies


Smoothie Week forges on!

Mmmm, peaches. I just love peaches. Peaches and summer go hand in hand for me. I look forward to peach season every year, they're one of my favorite summer fruits. You know, along with raspberries. In fact, peach and raspberry will forever be one of my favorite combinations. A perfect marriage, in my opinion. There are a zillion things I like to do with peaches. One of my favorite peach recipes is this quesadilla recipe. You haven't lived till you've had peach in a quesadilla. So. Good. I also like to put peaches in cobblers, muffins, salads, sandwiches, and of course, on their own. 

I'll admit, fresh peaches are definitely preferred the majority of the time. However, I used frozen peaches for this smoothie because I didn't want to use ice. For a smoothie, frozen peaches are really the way to go. Their frozen texture provides the perfect velvety consistency for a smoothie. I'm in love with this incredibly simple frozen concoction. There are only 3 ingredients, it doesn't get any easier. Or more delicious.


When I was in college, I had several experiences making smoothies. My first job in college was at the sandwich shop, Blimpies. Does Blimpies even exist anymore? I'm not sure. Anyways... Blimpies made smoothies. Or rather, I made the smoothies. They weren't healthy, and they actually contained shockingly little fruit. It was mostly frozen yogurt, heavy syrup, ice, and a smattering of fruit. I wasn't fond of those smoothies. They had a peach smoothie that tasted more like artificial peach than real peach. That's one of my biggest pet peeves. I'm not fond of the artificial flavors of most fruits, peach being near the top (although, strawberry takes the cake on that one!). I later worked at Baskin Robbins, which of course serves smoothies. Again, these smoothies were unpleasantly similar to Blimpies smoothies. Hardly any fruit, and mostly the unhealthy stuff. Ugh. Give me the real thing!

I must add (for humor's sake) that I, more than once, brought home smoothies to the sorority house with the intention of adding alcohol. Now that was a smoothie! :) The best combination? Mixed berry made with raspberry sherbet and tequila. Holy yum.

Kids, if you work at Baskin Robbins, do not do that :)



I'm a little distracted today. The driveway is getting poured today, so we've got workers outside the house. Gizmo is feeling positively nutty. He's roving from room to room, alternatively growling and barking. Haloti has been sitting in the window watching them, but hasn't made a sound. Gizmo, this dog that the hubby was convinced would be a mute, will not be silenced. The goofiest dog ever. I'm so excited to be getting the driveway! I definitely plan on taking lots of pictures when the project is done later today, which I'll probably get around to showing next week. Or maybe Saturday. I've got one more smoothie this week (tomorrow, obviously), and then Smoothie Week is over! This week has flown by, it's been absolutely crazy.

Speaking of which, today is going to be crazy.

I should probably get going.

Sigh.

One more day till the weekend friends! Happy Thursday!


Ingredients (makes 2 smoothies):

3 cups frozen peaches
1 (8 oz) cup Greek yogurt, peach flavored (I used Chobani)
1 cup orange juice

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add more orange juice to achieve a thinner consistency, blend until combined. Distribute between 2 glasses, serve immediately.

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