Peach Smoothies

Peaches are bountiful now. And we have a connection at a local produce stand that allows us (by way of Charlie) to have all the peaches they can’t sell.  They sort through their produce every morning and remove the ones that are bruised or blemished in any way. We, on the other hand, are not that picky and gladly receive these soon-to-be-thrown-away fruits.

Peaches

 When the peaches come home, Charlie peels them, cuts them up and bags the pieces in zip-lock sandwich bags. This size bag allows for quick partial thawing.

Cutting and bagging peaches.

These bags of peach pieces are then frozen.

Freezer bin full of bagged peaches.

To make a peach smoothie the following utensils are helpful:

Mixing wands - left has circular blade for really whippy consistency; right has s-shape blade for a coarser texture.
  • tall container in which to mix
  • blending wand (or a blender)
  • serving glasses or cups (we’re using old-fashioned punch cups for a party but a goblet is great too)

And I use the following ingredients:

    • frozen peach pieces (or cut-up peaches and ice cubes)
    • low-fat milk or juice (I use cran-raspberry and call it Peach Melba)
    • vanilla extract
    • Splenda or sugar
Peach smoothie utensils and ingredients.

Add partially thawed peaches (you want them to be very cold or you’ll need to add ice cubes) to tall container.

Peaches

Cover with milk or juice.

Add milk to peaches

Add dash of vanilla and sweetener to taste.

Add vanilla

Blend with wand to a think and creamy consistency.

Blend until creamy

Pour into cups and serve.  This is both healthy and refreshing. Appreciated by children and adults.  A great reason to party. And, because we get the peaches free, extremely frugal.

Smoothie being poured into punch cup.

We made this recipe over and over at our Peach Smoothie party

3 trays of punch cups

We have about 50 punch cups and every one was used and refilled. The only drawback to this kind of party is the smoothie making really can’t be done ahead of time but they’re oh sooooo good and refreshing on a warm night.

Smoothie ready to serve

Our son would like to trade out the peaches for strawberries. What’s your favorite summer cooler? Isn’t now a great time to whip up a batch?

Sidebar:  The above post is my recipe meaning low-cal and low-fat.  Charlie’s recipe involves vanilla ice cream in lieu of the milk and sugar in place of Splenda .

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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