Erik and I went to a peach festival last Sunday so I wanted to make a peach smoothie in honor of that. Since I also still had cherries to use up I tossed those in too. The result was yummy and refreshing. Now I just need to come up with some more peach recipes to use all the peaches we got at the festival!
For those who don’t know, Peach Melba is a fairly simple dessert featuring peaches (sometimes grilled, vanilla ice cream, raspberry syrup, and oftentimes mint. My dad really likes Peach Melba, and I just got it in my head last year that I should make a Peach Melba smoothie. I like turning desserts into smoothies because I know it should be yummy. I could have used ice cream in the smoothie if I really wanted to, but to keep things more on the healthy side I used my standby vanilla yogurt instead. And it did turn out yummy!
Summer is here! Which means that Smoothie Sunday is back! I have to admit, I’m feeling a bit intimidated about coming up with 3 months’ worth of smoothies for a third year in a row. But I shall do my best to bring you new smoothie ideas every Sunday. I also admit that Smoothie Sunday season snuck up on me a bit this year and I wasn’t totally prepared, meaning I was a bit lacking in supplies when it came time to start making smoothies. But we here at Poor Couple’s Food Guide are nothing if not thrifty and up for improvising. So first smoothie up this season wasn’t as carefully planned out as last year’s…this one was inspired solely by what fruit was around the house. Originally it was going to just be a peach mango smoothie, but I had some strawberries left from strawberry picking that had to be used before going bad, so in they went! I also forgot to buy yogurt, so I didn’t include yogurt in the smoothie I made, but I’m including it in the recipe because there wasn’t enough smoothie without it.
Full confession: this was originally supposed to be a peach cobbler-like smoothie but the second peach I had got eaten before I made my smoothie. So I had to improvise. Luckily it still turned out really yummy. If you do want to make this a peach cobbler smoothie, just use 2 peaches and cut out the strawberries. Either way this will be a lovely late summer smoothie.
Well, this is the last Sunday in September, which means by this time next week it will be October. Which also means it’s the start of pumpkin season! Let this smoothie help you transition into fall. I used the pumpkin similar to how I used the avocado in the avocado mango smoothie a couple of weeks ago. And like that smoothie it came out pretty thick. But it’s definitely yummy, and a nice intro into fall breakfasts.