Today is the first day of the 6 week Eat to Live trial and I opted for a fruit smoothie for breakfast. I picked up fresh Chilton County peaches at the produce stand yesterday and decided to pair them with frozen blueberries and fresh mint for a very refreshing start to the morning. I could easily have doubled this recipe and still eaten it all myself. And check out the nutritional info below – eating lots of fruits and vegetables is the easiest way to get fiber on a gluten free diet. Who needs All-Bran when you can have a smoothie instead!
Minty Purple Peach Smoothie
2 peaches, unpeeled
1 c. blueberries, frozen
5-6 mint leaves
1/2 c. soy milk*
Roughly chop the peaches and place them in the blender with all other ingredients. Pulse the blender a few times to get the blueberries going, and then let it run for 30 – 60 seconds. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
*This is an estimate – I forgot to measure =)
Makes 1 serving. Per serving: 273 Calories (kcal); 4g Total Fat; (12% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 60g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 62mg Sodium; 10g Fiber
If you’re looking to find more about the health benefits of fresh fruit and fresh juice, check out this great juicer recipes site.