(Update 18/08/2015: this post was written before I started my Slimming World journey. Whilst delicious and nutritious this recipe does not form part of the SW plan:) ).
I can’t bear to throw away fresh fruit (it’s so expensive!) but neither my children, or myself, particularly like over-ripe fruit. One great way to use it up is in a fresh smoothie.
I bought this punnet of peaches just under a week ago and they weren’t quite ripe. I rested them to the side, then forgot about them. They may look okay, but actually, they were starting to turn. I reckon another day or two and they would have been all fuzzy!
To make a super-easy peach smoothie, you will need:
- 4 ripe peaches (peeled and stoned)
- 1 small carton fat-free or low-fat natural yoghurt
- a splash of fresh orange juice or milk to thin consistency
Peel and chop your peaches and toss into blender
Add an entire (small) carton of yoghurt.
This is a great task to let the kiddos help with and have fun making fresh, nutritious food!
Whizz on full-speed until blended and smooth.
Depending on your preference, you can also add a splash of milk or fresh orange juice to thin the consistency.
It was great to see Lauren enjoy it so much, too.
I even kept a little aside to freeze as ice pops… sneaking even more fresh fruit into their diet, cleverly disguised as a treat!
… oh, and whilst those coloured paper straws look fun, they were not a good idea with smoothies. They just went all mushy after a short while. Not good.
Do you eat smoothies?
What is your favourite fruit to have in a smoothie?