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Peach and Mint Smoothie

A quick, versatile, nutritious fruit and yoghurt drink, this Peach and Mint Smoothie is ideal for breakfast, as an after-school snack or a post-workout refreshment. This recipe serves 2 people but if making it for 1 person, simply halve the ingredients.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 132kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 2 large peaches white or yellow *
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt unsweetened
  • 12 large fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp lime juice * freshly squeezed
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 2 tsp honey * or sweetener of your choice

Instructions

  • Prepare all the ingredients.
  • Wash and dry the peaches and cut them into chunks.
  • Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and enjoy.
  • Drink as soon as possible after blending as the peaches will oxidise and become a less than appealing brown shade if left too long.

Notes

*Peeling the peaches is optional. For ease of preparation, and additional nutrients and fibre, I have not peeled the peaches. If you choose to leave the skin on the peach be sure to wash the fruit well before use.
*I have used plain, unsweetened, Greek yoghurt but any plain yoghurt will be suitable. It is preferable to avoid yoghurts which have added sugar.
*I like the flavour of freshly squeezed lime juice with the peaches but you could also use lemon juice. Freshly squeezed juices are preferable to the bottled variety as they have superior flavour.
*I like to use honey as a sweetener but you may prefer to use agave nectar or rice malt syrup.
*An extra tip: to enjoy the flavour of summer on a bleak winter’s day, I like to freeze some fresh peaches at the height of the season. Chop peaches into cubes, spread them out on a shallow tray which you have lined with cling wrap and put in the freezer for a few hours. As soon as they are frozen, put into a labelled zip-lock bag and enjoy throughout winter. Just be sure that you don’t leave them too long uncovered in the freezer or they will sustain freezer-burn.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 0.7mg