summa summa summa tiiime.
you know its summer when you eat a big fat yellow peach and have juice dripping down your chin and down your wrists. that sounds gross when writing it out, but you know the feels! or how bout a red plum! that too!
peaches are sooo primo right now! yum yum juicy juicy.
i wanted to make a super simple smoothie, and to make it extra summery!
enter fresh summer peaches and strawberries. add some banana for texture, lemon juice for citrus zing, spinach for extra fiber & sneaky veggies, and coconut oil for that extra hint of summery vibes. if you love coconut flavor, you will love coconut oil in your fruit smoothies. it adds the ever so slightest hint of coconut and its SO GOOOOOD. and light and refreshing.
the thing about using just a little bit of spinach in your smoothies is that it always turns out brown. wah wahh. use a lot of spinach and it will turn out a very pretty green!
i usually blend my smoothies for super duper long, like 5 minutes. haha. kind of overkill. but i want them to be extra smooooooth. i have a ninja blender and it works pretty dang well. i have never used a vitamix, but i bet it pulverizes all those tiny strawberry and spinach particles into smooooothie goodness.
don't forget dat coconut oil. it's like a little tropical island daydream in a glass. aaaaaah coconut oil smoothie take me awayyy.
Simple Summer Strawberry-Peach Smoothie
Time: 10 minutes
- 1 1/2 bananas
- 2 large ripe yellow peaches
- 2 cups fresh strawberries (about 8-10 strawberries)
- handful of fresh spinach
- juice of 1/2 a lemon, plus some lemon pulp
- 2 TB coconut oil
- 6-8 ice cubes
Wash all the fresh fruit. Cut off all strawberry stems, cut the peaches off their pits, and peel bananas. Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until spinach and strawberry are chopped up as finely as possible and the mixture is super smooth. Add the ice very last and blend again.