Peach Smoothie Recipes and Nutrition

peachPeaches make a delicious, semi-creamy base for a green smoothie. They can also complement the flavor of other fruits such as banana, mango, and strawberry. Nectarines can be substituted for peaches in any of these recipes.

Peaches are a juicy, sweet stone fruit that is very popular throughout the world. The peach is strongly rooted in history, the first mention of the fruit being cultivated around 2000 BC in China. The peach was first introduced to North America in the early 17th century, although they were not commercially produced in North America until the 19th century.

Peaches are a summer fruit that is harvested from late May to September depending on the climate. Other than being consumed raw, peaches are commonly used in jams, desserts and wines.

Peach Nutrition and Health Benefits

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 certain cancers.

Peach Smoothie Recipes

Peach-Strawberry Smoothie
2 peaches
6 strawberries
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1/2 cup water

Calories: 132 | Fat: 0.8g (grams) | Protein: 4.8g | Carbs: 32.7g | Calcium: 12% | Vitamin A: 92% | Vitamin C: 203%

Peach Green Smoothie
1 medium peach
1 banana
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1/2 cup water

Calories: 169 | Fat: 0.6g (grams) | Protein: 4.4g | Carbs: 44.4g | Calcium: 10% | Vitamin A: 88% | Vitamin C: 71%

Peach-Nectarine Smoothie
1 peach
1 nectarine
1 carrot
1/4 avocado
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1/2 – 1 cup water

Calories: 219 | Fat: 7.8g (grams) | Protein: 6g | Carbs: 38g | Calcium: 14% | Vitamin A: 269% | Vitamin C: 78%

Peach-Banana Smoothie
1 peach
1 banana
½ cup blueberries
2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
1/2 cup water

Calories: 200 | Fat: 0.8g (grams) | Protein: 0.5g | Carbs: 54.5g | Calcium: 11% | Vitamin A: 89% | Vitamin C: 82%

How To Select Peaches

Purchase peaches that give slightly to pressure and are aromatic.  Peaches do not ripen after being picked, so unripe peaches will not get any sweeter.  Avoid refrigeration as the cold will lessen the flavor.

Peaches have the highest pesticide residue load ranking 100 out of 100 according to research conducted by the Environmental Working Group.  You should always purchase organic peaches.  If that is not possible, peel the peach to reduce exposure.

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