Peaches & Cream Smoothie [THM-E]

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Ah, peaches. I love them.

And what better way to honor the peach but to use it in a healthy smoothy?

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I began my peaches & cream smoothy as you would expect.  Almond milk and peaches in the blender.  To that I added some vanilla and some stevia.  ( I was going for a creamy taste without the actual cream). I blended it all up nicely and added some glucomannan to thicken it up a bit. Then in went the ice. 



I took a taste it it was just right, but the color was more brown than peach. This was a not going to fly. 

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I only care about color because my kids still expect peach foods to be peach colored, and the brown of the vanilla had taken over.  So the easy remedy for me, because I refuse to add artificial food dyes to my food, was to add in something orange and sweet.  So I scrubbed a carrot, chopped off the ends, and added it in.

Perfection.  And it made no noticeable change to the flavor, in my opinion. 

Peaches & Cream Smoothy, Trim Healthy Mama

If you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating, this is an E smoothy. 

I’m attaching the recipe, and have it marked as serving one person, but this could easily be shared by two people. 

Peaches & Cream Smoothy [E]
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Ingredients
  1. 1.5 cups of unsweetened, plain almond milk
  2. 3/4 cup of unsweetened frozen peaches
  3. 1 carrot (raw) (if you use brown vanilla and want a more peachy color)
  4. 3/4 tsp. of pure vanilla extract (use clear if you have it)
  5. Sweetener - I used a few shakes of NuNaturals NuStevia
  6. 1/2 tsp. of glucomannan (thickener)
  7. Ice
Instructions
  1. Add almond milk, frozen peaches, carrot, vanilla and sweetener to your blender and mix it all up.
  2. Add the glucomannan while the blender is running (open up the door on the lid of your blender and sprinkle it in slowly so it doesn't clump)
  3. Blend until the glucomannan is all mixed in and then let it sit for a minute or two.
  4. Then add the ice until the texture is to your liking
Nutritional Info
  1. This is the breakdown according to myfitnesspal.com's recipe calculator, including the carrot.
  2. Calories - 140
  3. Carbs - 18g
  4. Fat - 5g
  5. Protein - 3g
  6. Fiber - 6g
  7. Sugar - 9g
Debbie Lund Photography http://debbielundphoto.com/blog/

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  • Hattie Hawkins

    Thanks so much for this!! I am brand new to the plan, and love peaches! We even have peach orchards where we live.

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  • Shari

    Would I be able to add some whey protein & still keep it in the E category? Or maybe egg whites? The protein in this seems pretty low to me, so was trying to bump it up. It looks delicious – and I’ve been missing fruit-y things something fierce!!

    • I hear ya on missing fruity things!!
      You could cut back the almond milk to 1 cup and add 1/2 a scoop of the Swanson Whey Protein powder and be right under 5 grams of fat. That would add in 10 grams of protein, .5 grams of carbs, and you’d still be in E territory.

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  • Hi, Debbie! This is an absolutely delight and I SO appreciate you allowing me to share this with my readers! Lots of blessings, Kelly

    • Thanks Kelly! I appreciate you sharing it on your blog!

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  • Thanks for sharing your THM recipes! I’m pinning them to my THM board. Isn’t carrot a no-no? Just wondering…I’m okay with the color being a little off, but I know you gotta do what you gotta do with those kids! 🙂

    • Hi Sheila~ Since this is an [E] the carrot works just fine. They include carrots in the “ok” list of vegetables for [E] meals in ch. 9. Hope you enjoy it!

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