Enjoy the days when you’ve bought a box of peaches from the farmers market or Trader Joe’s.
Four or five peaches in a smoothie for breakfast and a single for a snack wrapped in basil later in the day.
This smoothie uses frozen bananas which are a great replacement for ice. They add a little bit of flavor and a cold creaminess that makes for a perfect texture.
- 4- 6 pitted peaches
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 pitted Medjool dates
- dash of ground cloves
- dash of vanilla powder or splash of extract
- dash of licorice root
- dash of sea salt
- water to desired thick or thinness
- Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2, 24+ oz smoothies.
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I opted for cloves instead of cinnamon to use a neglected spice and because I do really like cloves! I hate licorice candy, but there’s something about the spice that’s more appealing and a few sprinkles in a smoothie just add something special. Vanilla powder adds that ‘baked’ quality that makes you think you really are drinking a cobbler. And sea salt rounds everything out by bringing out the sweetness and adding healthy needed minerals to your morning.
Enjoying a beautiful orange-cream smoothie also means you won’t get asked “what are you drinking??”, masked by that weird constipated face, trying to figure out what shade of green is truly edible. :)
Peach fun facts [source]
- They are native to China
- Same species as a nectarine, but nectarines have a recessive allele
- Is a drupe
- It’s not just luck at the grocery store, there are 2 types of drupes: clingstone and freestone
- Spanish explorers brought them to America – thank you Spain!
- Growth requires full sun, but they enjoy the colder setting of a high altitude area
- A climacteric fruit, continues to ripen after it’s picked
How many peaches can you eat in one sitting? xo
All about that avocado and sauerkraut. No trouble. To make it into a snack that is.
Grab that quarter of avocado leftover from something else equally delicious and throw a few spoonfuls of homemade ferment in there.
Then grind a few turns of black pepper across the surface. The black pepper adds color, a little bit of crunch and small bit of spiciness.
Have you tried these two together? The creaminess of the avocado plus the salty tartness of the ferment make for a great combination—hence the yin and yang.
In our house avocado and sauerkraut are a OTP. We love them together over a salad, pizza, baked potatoes, and of course nestled amongst veggies in a sandwich. And it’s just as delicious going solo.
I threw this ‘cup’ in a little container, grabbed a spoon, and took it to work for a quick and tasty snack.
Another benefit besides great flavor is that the acidity of the ferment somehow prevents the avocado from browning. Small victories.
Long gone are the days of BOOK IT and being needlessly bribed to read. As a child you could find me wedged between the edge of my bed and the corner of my room tucked into the cold crevice completely absorbed by a book. Probably Little House on the Prairie, Nancy Drew, The Bobbsey Twins, Sweet Valley High, or anything Lurlene McDaniels.
I might not have needed pizza as an incentive to read, but reading definitely created some early love for the savory pie. I loved smacking those stickers on the big BOOK IT pin and heading out to Pizza Hut for a true treat. A personal—my very very own—pepperoni pizza. The best.
Fast forward several years and I still love the Italian inspired slice. Just not Pizza Hut pizza – though my mind’s eye can still taste it. Weird.
As an adult, I can often finish an Amy’s pizza by myself with bravado and a pridefulness reserved for bronze-winning olympic athletes.
Starting this past summer I’ve tried to curb back my amazing skills, saving half for lunch the next day. I’m crazy for attempting such a wild feat. I know.
So I bring to you…
How to Eat Pizza
Besides how unhuman this sounds, I’ve found that wrapping pieces in a big piece of lettuce—like green leaf or romaine—is damn delicious!
I get my greens and also have my pizza and the greens are filling enough that you can in fact control yourself from eating the entire pizza. Promise.