We’re getting into late-ish summer, and peaches are in season. The grocery stores have bins and bins of the fuzzy fruit, and I’m a happy girl.
Peaches are one of my favorite summer fruits and I’m always so glad to see them back in season. For me, nothing beats a juicy-drip-down-my-hand-ripe peach.
Raspberries are one of favorite berries. I won’t gush on them like I just did about peaches, but I have been known to stuff myself with them fresh from the vines in my sister’s back yard. Just sayin’.
The sweet and juicy flavors of peaches and raspberries blend very deliciously in this peach raspberry green smoothie. This is easily one of my favorite smoothies.
The great thing about peaches and raspberries is you can usually find them in the freezer section of your grocery store. You can enjoy this smoothie any time of year.
This smoothie is packed with fiber and will keep you feeling full for a long time. It’s a great meal replacement smoothie!
Don’t forget – if you want to mix up your greens you can always swap the spinach out for another leafy green. Swiss chard, collard greens, and Romaine lettuce are all highly nutritious greens that are mild in flavor. You can learn more about leafy greens to use in smoothies here.
Peaches are low in calories – one large peach has fewer than 70 calories – and are packed with many health promoting compounds, minerals, and vitamins. They are a great snack (or great in a smoothie!) for losing weight because they make you feel full with very few calories.
Peaches are loaded with the antioxidant vitamin C, and are a great source of vitamin A. They contain very high levels of potassium – almost 10 percent of the recommended daily amount.
Raspberries are high in vitamin C, manganese, and fiber. Raspberries also have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Cinnamon contains high amounts of manganese, fiber and calcium. The essential oils in cinnamon contain antimicrobial properties. Cinnamon can slow the rate that the stomach empties after meals, reducing the rise in blood sugar after eating.
Flaxseeds will give your smoothie an omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and protein boost.
Omega-3 fatty acids promote cardiovascular and immune system health, brain and joint function, soft skin, and a lot more. Fiber supports a healthy colon, helps to regulate blood sugar, and makes you feel full for longer. When you feel full for longer you may snack less. This can help a lot when you are trying to lose weight.
Spinach has many health benefits including anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, bone, and antioxidant benefits. It is packed with vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium and B vitamins. It is also a great source of fiber and protein – both help to make you feel fuller faster and longer.
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Peach Raspberry Green Smoothie
- 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup peaches, fresh or frozen
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 1 cup spinach, packed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract (optional, skip this if you are using vanilla protein powder)
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (optional, the one I use can be found here)
- 3/4 cup water (more if using frozen fruit)
- 4 to 5 ice cubes (skip if using frozen fruit)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Want to know what I use to create these delicious smoothies? Visit my Resources page to learn more.
If you’d like to try other thickeners in smoothies check out my guide 23 thickeners to use in smoothies.
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