Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie

Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie

Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie

Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie is a great summer smoothie option because peaches are so delicious this time of year!  Feel free to substitute nectarines or any other stone fruit for the peaches in this recipe if you prefer.  Not only are peaches delicious, but they have so many health benefits.  I should probably do a separate blog post just on peaches because they are so beneficial, but here is a quick overview.  Just like strawberries and raspberries in my previous post, peaches are another great source of antioxidants and vitamin C.  According to www.medicalnewstoday.com, stone fruits like peaches contain bioactive and phenolic compounds that have anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties.  This reduces bad cholesterol associated with cardiovascular disease, and wards off diabetes.

So if the above paragraph was super boring but you love peaches just trust me and try this recipe and maybe buy a few extra peaches too for a snack between meals.  Your body will thank you!

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Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches (or more for snacking) chopped (half a peach per smoothie)
  • 1 1/3 cups of frozen mixed berries (1/3 cup per smoothie)
  • 1 1/3 cups of plain non-fat Greek yogurt (1/3 cup per smoothie)
  • 4 Persian cucumbers diced (1 per smoothie)
  • 1/2 cup of ground flaxseed (2 Tbsp per smoothie)
  • 8 scoops of vanilla protein powder (*Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder) (2 scoops per smoothie)
  • 8 packets of Stevia or 8 tsp of agave
    • *optional (this is if you like your smoothies a little sweeter like the peach shakes at Chik-fil-A)
    • (2 packets or 2 tsp per smoothie)
  • A few Tbsp of water *optional (this all depends on how thick you like your smoothies)

Instructions

  1. Divide the ingredients up equally amongst 4 different blender cups, and blend each until smooth.
  2. Seal and refridgerate until ready to eat.

Notes

Nutrition

This recipe is from Bob Harper’s “Skinny Meals” book.  If you would like to omit the protein powder it would also make a great snack.  The recipe makes 4 servings and each serving contains 291 calories, 28g of protein, 29g of carbs, 10g of fat, and 7g of fiber.

*I want to take a moment to share some info regarding protein powder.  Most protein powders contain either soy or whey.  Both of which are not good for you.  Soy contains estrogen which your body doesn’t need regardless of whether you’re male or female.  Whey protein is highly processed, and contains dairy, which can cause negative effects to many people.  Ever since I did a 30 day Arbonne cleanse, I now swear by their products.  Arbonne protein powder contains 20g of plant based protein (pea protein, cranberry protein, and brown rice protein) in every serving.  This helps support your muscles by delivering essential amino acids and more than 20 vitamins and minerals.  It also has been clinically tested and certified to have a low glycemic index, so all you diabetics out there this protein powder is your jam!

Grocery List

Below is a chart of price comparison grocery stores. When reviewing this chart, keep in mind that the prices may have changed slightly from when I visited these stores. Whole Foods only offers organic options, and also offers coupons and cash back programs to its Amazon Prime members. The Target prices do not include the 5% red debit card discount, cartwheel offers (since these change weekly), or the $0.05 off per bag for any bags used from home. Also be sure to check Publix’s current bogo list. If you really desire convenience both Publix and Target offer delivery, and Target also offers buy online/store pick up too.

Price Comparison Grocery List for Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie

Do you have extra Persian cucumbers or want other smoothie ideas? Try the Spicy Green Smoothie.

Do you all love peaches as much as I do?  What are some of your favorite peach recipes?



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