Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Peaches are my absolute favourite summer fruit. Once they start showing up in the markets and the grocery store it’s a sure sign that summer is here!

This past weekend I picked up my first basket, and while I usually like to just eat them on their own, I couldn’t resist throwing them in a smoothie! The temperatures here this week are sneaking up above thirty, so this was a great summery breakfast smoothie to kick the day off with.

I find peach a very delicate flavour to work with, so in smoothies I would always recommend using fresh, very ripe peaches. You could make this with frozen peaches, but I’m not sure the flavour would come through strongly enough.

The addition of the oats and cinnamon give you all the flavours of a peach cobbler, but in an easy grab and go smoothie!

Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 fresh, ripe peaches, chopped and pits removed

  • 1 cup (250mL) coconut milk

  • ¼ cup (60mL) oats

  • 1 tbsp (15mL) almond butter

  • ½ tsp (2mL) vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp (1mL) cinnamon

  • 1 scoop (±60mL) protein powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Enjoy!

Serves One

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl

I just love the vibrancy of blueberries in my smoothie. There’s something about a purple coloured breakfast that just makes me happy in the mornings!

The almond butter in this smoothie bowl gives the whole thing a flavour reminiscent of a blueberry muffin. It’s a hard one to call, but they were definitely one of my top muffin flavours growing up (with the crumble on top, right??). But bet you couldn’t sneak some extra greens into the muffins like you can this smoothie!

If you’re not feeling the thickness of the smoothie bowl, you can always change the coconut cream for some normal coconut milk from the carton. Just increase the amount until you have the smoothie at the texture you want it to be and/or use fresh fruit instead of frozen.

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 100g (3oz) spinach

  • 250mL (1 cup) almond milk

  • 125mL (½ cup / 2 scoops) protein powder

  • 30mL (2 tbsp) coconut cream

  • 15mL (1 tbsp) almond butter

  • 5mL (1 tsp) vanilla extract

  • 250g (½ lb) frozen blueberries

  • 1 frozen banana, chopped

Combine the spinach, almond milk, and coconut cream in a blender and blend until well combined.

Add in the remaining ingredients and continue blending until smooth. You may need to pause to scrape down the sides as the mixture will be quite thick.

Pour into two bowls and top with your chosen garnishes.

Serves 2

Stress Support – Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Not only does this smoothie taste like a delicious orange creamsicle, but it can also help our body recover from stress!

Our adrenal glands are key organs for producing many of our hormones, and this includes the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is a normal and needed hormone, it’s what wakes you up in the morning and when it’s in balance it gives you energy throughout the day. It helps manage our blood sugar levels. But the more stress and pressure we feel, the more cortisol our adrenals produce, beyond what our bodies need to stay in balance.

Since the adrenals are not only responsible for producing cortisol (they also produce sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, as well as adrenaline and noradrenaline), they have a high need for nutrients. And when we are in a state of chronic stress, the adrenals will start stealing nutrients to produce more cortisol and so our production of other hormones will suffer.

This effects not only hormone production, but also our blood sugar regulation, our digestion, our ability to handle and remove toxins, and our ability to deal with inflammation.

While drinking this smoothie isn’t going to magically recover your body from the effects of chronic stress, it will give you many of the key nutrients your adrenals need to help replenish their depleted stores. Along with some healthy fats and fibre, this smoothie will give you some vitamin B3, B6, C, and E, and minerals like calcium and magnesium.

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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups (375mL) water

  • ⅓ cup (80mL) cooked cauliflower (fresh or frozen)

  • ¼ cup (60mL) coconut cream

  • ¼ cup (60mL) protein powder (I like an unflavoured organic whey)

  • ½ tsp (2mL) vanilla extract

  • 1 orange, peeled

  • ¼ avocado

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (Be sure to blend long enough, the pulp of the orange takes longer to break down than the other ingredients.)

Enjoy!

Serves 1

Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie

This smoothie has superpowers! Not just because it’s totally healthy but yet still tastes like a milkshake, but because it has a sneaky serving of veggies hidden inside!

Frozen cauliflower is an amazing addition to your smoothies. It leaves no taste behind, helps make the smoothie a creamier consistency, and seriously boosts its nutrition factor! Some people overlook cauliflower’s healthy status because we tend to associate white foods with being unhealthy. But it gives just as much benefit to it’s green cousins like broccoli!

Cauliflower is especially high in vitamin C, and also contains vitamin K, many of the B vitamins, and minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Plus blending it into your smoothie gives you a hit of extra fibre! Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family (along with veggies like broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and dark leafy greens to name a few), a family which provides abundant health benefits. They provide antioxidants, support our immune, digestive, and cardiovascular systems, and help our natural detoxification process. 

How to use it in smoothies

It’s pretty simple to incorporate cauliflower in your smoothies! Steam the veggie until soft, using a fork to test. Be sure to not overcook it where it starts to fall apart or become mushy. Spread the cooked cauliflower out on a baking tray or plate to cool. Put the baking tray / plate into the freezer for at least an hour before transferring the cauliflower into a freezer safe container. Then whenever you’re making a smoothie just toss in a handful!

Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie

  • ¾ cup (185mL) frozen or fresh strawberries

  • ½ cup (125mL) frozen cauliflower

  • 1 cup (250mL) coconut milk

  • ¼ cup (60mL) full fat greek yogurt or coconut yogurt

  • 2 tbsp (30mL) almond butter

  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (optional)

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Serves 1

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Let’s continue the trend of adding veggies to our smoothies, shall we?

A pumpkin spice smoothie is really what autumn is all about. With all the warming spices in this smoothie, it’s essentially like drinking a pumpkin pie. And to all my non-North American readers out there, you may not have had pumpkin pie before, but I promise you it is absolutely delicious!

I like to use real pumpkin that I’ve roughly chopped up and steamed until soft. But you could definitely also use pumpkin puree – just make sure to read your ingredients list on the can to be sure nothing sneaky has been added in!

Cooking the pumpkin

For cooking the pumpkin, fill a deep baking tray with around 2cm of water. Then cut the pumpkin in half, scoop out the centre with the seeds, and place cut-side down in the baking tray.

Cook in a 200C / 390F oven for about 40-45 minutes. The meat should be soft when pricked with a fork and come easily away from the skin. Then slice off the skin, roughly chop the pumpkin, and refrigerate for up to a week until needed.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

  • ¾ cup (180mL) pumpkin

  • ½ cup (125ml) steamed then frozen cauliflower

  • 1 medium banana*

  • 1 cup (250mL) milk of your choice (I use almond or coconut)

  • 2 tbsp (30mL) almond butter

  • 1 tbsp (15mL) flaxseed

  • 1 tsp (5mL) vanilla

  • 1 tsp (5mL) cinnamon

  • ½ tsp (2mL) cardamom

  • ½ tsp (2mL) ginger

  • ¼ tsp (1mL) nutmeg

  • 1 scoop protein powder

Place all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth!

Serves 1

* The banana adds some sweetness to the smoothie, you could start with ½ banana and add more as needed.

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