Characteristics

This rich, creamy, and delicious smoothie is easy to make and provides an excellent array of nutritional benefits. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. It provides healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, as well as fiber. It is versatile to use anytime of the day, before or after a workout, and for adults and children alike. Enjoy it most when local peaches are in season.

TYPE: Snack, Dessert, Side
PREP TIME: < 5 mins
SERVINGS: makes about 1, 12 - 16oz serving

  • 100% real, whole food
  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Soy-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Oil-free
  • Corn-free
  • Refined Sugar-free

Goodies Needed

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Banana (organic)
  • 1 Peach (organic)
  • 1 - 2 TBSP Raw Almond Butter (organic)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon (organic)
  • 1/2 tsp Natural Vanilla Extract (organic)
  • 1 - 1&1/2 cups Water (filtered, natural spring)
  • Optional - Ice Cubes/Crushed Ice

TOOLS:

Preparation Steps

  1. Peel your banana, wash your peach and remove its pit, and add your fruits into the blender along with the other ingredients.
  2. Blend on high speed until mixture is perfectly smooth (about 15-30 seconds with Vitamix).
  3. Pour into your glass(es) and enjoy.

Tips

  • Make sure your fruits are fully ripened for best maximum smoothie flavor.
  • Blend in some crushed ice cubes or use one of the fruits in its frozen form for a refreshingly cool smoothie.
  • Multiply amounts by as many servings as you require.

Meal Nutritional Benefits

Peaches:

  • a source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • especially rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, the B vitamins, and potassium
  • promote optimal immune function, digestive function, and wellbeing
  • help prevent cancers, diabetes type 2, and heart disease
  • visit Nutrition Data for more information about peach nutrition

Bananas:

  • a source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • especially rich in vitamin B6, vitamin B, manganese, potassium, copper, and biotin
  • offer cardiovascular protection, offers protection from ulcers, helps replenish electrolyte stores, enhances proper elimination, protects from age-related macular degeneration, helps build stronger bones and promotes kidney health,
  • for more information, visit the bananas detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Almonds (almond butter):

  • a source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • a source of healthy fats and proteins
  • especially rich in biotin, vitamin E, manganese, copper, vitamin B2, phosphorus, and magnesium
  • help optimize cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease, provide protection against diabetes, provide protection against cardiovascular disease, promote healthy weight, prevent gallstones and help with energy production
  • for more information, visit the almonds detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Cinnamon:

  • a source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • especially rich in manganese, calcium, iron, and vitamin K
  • contains anti-clotting action, anti-microbial activity, and anti-inflammatory properties
  • helps prevent cancers, heart disease and diabetes type 2
  • contains eugenol and cinnamaldehyde which have pain-relieving and sedative properties
  • for more information, visit the cinnamon detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Vanilla:

  • a source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients
  • when in its purest form, positively contributes to overall health and wellbeing
  • for more information, visit the vanilla overview from Nutrition-and-You.com