When I was in sixth grade, I started baking homemade pies.
Each week, I would meet with other sixth graders and our 4-H leader. We baked cream pies, custard pies, no-bake pies, and fruit pies. Fruit pies are still my favorite: cherry, blueberry, strawberry-rhubarb, and of course, peach.
For my family, pie is a food that is reserved for the holidays. When I make it, I use butter-flavored shortening for the crust and sugar with the fruit. I indulge.
Without the greasy crust and sugar, peaches are a great fruit to indulge in.
Peaches are a great source of potassium and beta carotene. They also contain two other carotenes, lutein and lycopene, which lower your risk of developing macular degeneration, cancer, and heart disease.
Cinnamon has a host of health benefits, including regulating blood sugar. Add it to the peaches, almond milk, and vanilla extract in this smoothie, and you have the taste of peach pie in a glass.
This recipe makes two servings at 135 calories each.
|Peach Cinnamon Smoothie|