There is nothing better than the simple satisfaction that comes from putting yummy goodness into a blender…pressing puree…and then enjoying a frothy, healthy, fulfilling smoothie. With the invention of the smoothie there is no reason not to have time for a good start to your day. This month’s featured smoothie is the Ginger-Peach Smoothie from Weight Watchers. Ginger has many health benefits, as do Peaches.
Ginger can help stimulate digestion, relieve nausea, and sooth cold symptoms to name a few. Peaches are a powerful anticarcinogenic. Which simply means it’s believed to fight some cancers since it contains high level of antioxidants. They are also believed to help with digestion due to their high water and dietary fiber content. The nice thing about peaches is they can be found year round in your grocery store freezer section. Always seek frozen fruits that have no added sugar.
Let’s get to the YUM! You will need the following ingredients:
1-2 pieces of crystallized ginger (can be found at your local health food store.)
2 tbsp of agave nectar
1 cup of unsweetened, sliced, frozen peaches
1/3 cup of nonfat, plain, Greek yogurt
3 tbsp of orange juice
1/2 cup of water
handful of ice cubes
Combine all ingredients into blender. Puree until smooth. Depending on level of hunger could yield 1-2 servings.