Monday, August 6, 2012

Energizing Peach Melba Smoothie

Peaches in season! Now is the best time to add ripe peaches to your smoothies and salads. Buy organic whenever you can!


Peaches are low in calories - one cup of sliced peaches has only 60 calories - and composed of 80 percent water, peaches are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. The dose of fiber in peaches acts as a gentle laxative, aids digestion, and may also help combat cancer. The fruit is rich in cancer-fighting beta carotene, as well as the immune system boosting vitamin C, which also protects against heart disease. Rich in iron and potassium, peaches help ensure proper functioning of cells, the balance of fluid and electrolytes in the body, and nerve signaling. Lutein and zeaxanthin - two carotenoids found in peaches - help guard against blindness caused by age-related macular degeneration.


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen organic peaches
  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/2 cup organic coconut milk
  • 2 scoops raw protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric 
  • 1/8 tsp hot chili flakes
  • 1 tsp organic coconut sugar (optional)
  • pinch pink Himalaya salt to enhance the taste
  • 4-6 ice cubes if you are using fresh fruit 

Method:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy in good company!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique


         

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