Cherry-Vanilla Peach Green Smoothie Recipe

Cherry Vanilla Peach Green Smoothie RecipeThis green smoothie recipe is one of my spring and summer favorites. I love peaches, cherries and vanilla and it just so happens that these three flavors combine wonderfully in a smoothie!

This smoothie isn’t all fruit either. Both carrots and romaine lettuce add minerals and extra vitamin A (as beta-carotene).

This green smoothie recipe is rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins, which give the cherry its red color. It is this antioxidant that studies have shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help with symptoms of arthritis. Eating cherries may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers (breast and colon).

Peaches are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, lycopene and lutein. Research shows that lycopene and lutein may help prevent heart disease, macular degeneration and prostate cancer.

Cherry-Vanilla Peach Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 2 organic peaches, pitted
  • 1 cup whole cherries, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into slices
  • 8 ounces of filtered water

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 294
Fat: 2g
Protein: 9g
Carbohydrates: 67g
Fiber: 15.7g
Calcium: 13% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 4.5mg
Vitamin A: 1284% RDA
Vitamin C: 120% RDA
Folate: 455.5 micrograms

This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamins B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.

Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)

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About Tracy
Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.

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