A Ginger-Peach Smoothie to perk up your day
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. Almond Breeze sent me product to use for this post. All opinions are my own (and delicious).
I love it when a product that I love and use regularly lands on my doorstep. I'm kind of picky when it comes to reviews because I say "no" more than "yes." But when I was asked to come up with a smoothie recipe that uses Blue Diamond unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, I was all "Duh! Of course!" Not only do I use it regularly, I'm really relying on it for this 2-week dietitian-prescribed eating plan that calls for two smoothies a day. Unsweetened almond milk is one of the nut milks that is on the list, so it was super easy to come up with a recipe.
I had this for lunch on Monday, after I got home from the gym. I had just bought a whole bunch of different frozen fruits because I was tiring of blueberry smoothies. Frozen peaches are less sweet than a lot of frozen fruits, so I added a packet of stevia. I also added some fresh ginger, which pairs beautifully with peaches. You can use whatever protein powder floats your boat -- usually I use whey protein but I'm using the pea protein powder that's part of the plan. The ginger adequately hides the beany flavor of the protein powder. Depending on the protein powder, this smoothie is around 225 calories with plenty of protein and fiber.
Ginger-Peach Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup Blue Diamond unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
- 1 serving (140g) frozen peach slices
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 packet stevia
- 1 serving protein powder of choice
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
Place all ingredients in a single-serve blender cup, process and enjoy!