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Summer Peach Milk Kefir Smoothie

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Ingredients

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¼ Tablespoon of honey
1 cup of milk kefir
1 large peach whole ripe
1/8 teaspoon of ginger ground
2 Ice cubes

Summer Peach Milk Kefir Smoothie

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    A great way to celebrate the onset of summer is with this recipe. Enjoy the peach taste as it combines with the cinnamon and honey for a refreshing and nutritious beverage delight.

    • 14 minutes
    • Serves 8
    • Medium

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    Ah, summertime. There are a few warm images that pop up in your mind when you think about summer; water, sunshine, and foods that are associated with this wonderful season. With fruits growing on trees during this season, it’s not surprising that grocery stores are stocked full of them. Orchards are inviting everyone to come and pick your own, and farmers markets can’t wait to open up so they can unload some of the delicious tasting fruit. One particular fruit that seems to stand out more in the summer is the peach. Its somewhat amazing to think that that simple peach in your hand can actually help the body in so many ways. For this recipe, you will need peaches, honey, and some ginger.

    Peaches are available throughout the growing season in the summer. Some recipes call for the use of peaches and while they come in varieties, the yellow peach is the most popular in recipes. Some recipes will call for fresh or frozen however this recipe will come together must better if you use fresh peaches instead. Peaches offer the body a wide variety of vitamins and minerals which consists of Vitamin A,B1, B2, B3, B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, zinc, and phosphorus. Peaches offer an antioxidant which is found in the peeling as well as the pulp. Many people will peel the peeling off their peach before eating it but the peeling has so many of these vitamins and minerals. The antioxidants can assist the free radicals receive more oxygen which can help to protect the body. Since peaches are high in carotenoid as well as phenolic compounds, it can discourage any type of growth and development of tumors and other properties that can lead to cancer. Peaches are also great for maintaining eye health, providing essential vitamins needed in the body during pregnancy in order to promote bone and muscle growth. These golden fruits can also help with reducing aging symptoms, aiding in bone growth, detoxification, cellular health, nervous system, immune system, lowering cholesterol levels, and more.

    Along with peaches, you will be using honey. Its best to buy honey local in order to get the most out of it. Honey offers cancer preventive properties that work alongside what is within your body now to fight off those properties that contain cancer forming cells. Honey can work as a wound healer because of its antibacterial properties. If you are trying to eat right to prevent heart disease, honey can help. Do you have a sore throat? Honey can be a natural remedy to a sore throat too.

    Cinnamon is good when added to many dishes but did you know that cinnamon can help reduce your chances of developing heart disease? There are two different types of cinnamon. True cinnamon is called Ceylon. Most grocery stores will sell the cheaper version of cinnamon which is still good however, it cannot be consumed in large doses due to the compound called coumarin. Using the cinnamon you bought at the grocery store for this recipe will be fine because you won’t be using a large amount.

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    Steps

    1
    Done
    2 minutes

    Rinse the peach

    You will want to rinse the peach in a gentle stream of water going gently over them with your thumb and fingers to lift up anything that may be harmful or dirty. Place the peach on a towel and allow it to drip dry.

    2
    Done
    5 minutes

    Prepare the Peach

    Since you will be placing your peach into the blender, you will need to dice the peach. Once it is in bite sized pieces, place it inside your blender.

    3
    Done
    1 minute

    Ice

    Add the two cubes of ice to the blender.

    4
    Done
    1 minute

    Honey

    Add the honey to the ingredients in the blender.

    5
    Done
    1 minute

    Cinnamon

    Sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the ingredients inside of the blender and place the lid on.

    6
    Done
    3 minutes

    Blend

    Blend all ingredients in the blender until the texture is smooth.

    7
    Done
    1 minute

    Taste

    Taste the smoothie and if it's not sweet enough, you can add more honey and cinnamon until it is.

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