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It’s peach season!
In years past, if I wasn’t canning them (learn how to can peaches without sugar here), I was making things like peach tart, or peach pie crock pot oatmeal with them. Now that I’m grain free (and loving the possibilities) I am always looking for ways to use them up in grain free recipes.
Grain free peach bread with cinnamon and cardamom is a variation of my other grain free breads on the blog: zucchini, banana, and blueberry. It’s a great base recipe and so far has been very versatile.
I’m fortunate to have access to spray-free peaches and lots of them. Peaches are high in pesticides if grown conventionally so be sure to look for organic or no-spray when purchasing.
Grain Free Peach Bread with Cinnamon & Cardamon
We usually eat this for breakfast but it makes a great snack as well. It’s great to make the night before for a quick morning breakfast.
I love the subtle taste of cardamom in this recipe. It’s perfectly balanced by the peaches and cinnamon. It’s great paired with bacon and a glass of raw milk!
Be nourished. Be happy.
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It’s still summertime, and the temperatures are hitting sky-high numbers. When you’re faced with this kind of heat, what do you do? You look for a refreshing, cold drink! This flavorful Sunshine Smoothie will hit just the right spot. With its tropical, fruity taste, I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
To make this deliciousness, all you need is natural ingredients that are good for your health and your beauty, too. If you take a look at the nutrition factors for this smoothie, you’ll find it’s not just a refreshing smoothie, but it’s also the perfect natural remedy for vibrant and healthy skin!
Peaches are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They’re also packed with vitamin C, which keeps skin even-toned and reduces puffiness. Plus, peaches contain antioxidants that help protect your body against aging and disease.
BONUS TIP: The fresher and riper the peach, the more antioxidants your body will get.
But the main star of this Sunshine Smoothie is delicious mango! It is such a sweet and tasty fruit. I’m not sure if you know, but mango is a super-fruit as well. Mangoes are high in fiber, which is good for your healthy digestion. Also, they are an excellent source of vitamin B6 (one of the essential vitamins for our body), vitamin A (nutrient for smooth and radiant skin) and powerful vitamin C (immune boosting).
Another healthy ingredient in this smoothie is almond milk, which is a plant-based milk that’s nutritious while being low in calories. It’s loaded with vitamin E (helpful against inflammation and stress) and a good source of calcium (great for healthy bones).
Lastly, the final ingredient is Greek yogurt. Adding it to your smoothie will give it a smooth, creamy texture. And Greek yogurt provides your body with a super dose of protein, which is key to recharging your energy and rebuilding muscle after a long workout! Not to mention that both plant-based milk and Greek yogurt are great for keeping your gut happy.
When shopping for the ingredients, make sure to grab the unsweetened kind with no added sugar. Doing so will keep the smoothie completely added-refined sugar-free. You’ll find its sweet enough on its own, so you don’t need to use any added sweeteners.
During this time of the year, peaches and mangoes are both in season, so fresh fruit works wonderfully for this smoothie.
You can try with frozen fruit as well. The frozen fruit makes this smoothie creamy, so I highly recommend freezing your fruit ahead of time! I love prepping my fruit and vegetables on the weekends and putting them in freezer-safe containers. It allows me to just grab-and-go as I prepare a smoothie. Super practical, isn’t it?
If you have nut allergies or dislike the taste of almond milk, you can substitute with light or low-fat coconut milk.
If you don’t want a dairy product in your smoothie, but you’re into yogurt, you can try to find delicious coconut milk yogurt.
Or you can try adding a tablespoon or two of chia seeds or flaxseed. Mix the seed with water before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. They will gel up and keep the smoothie thick and creamy. And as a bonus, they’re great sources of omega-3 fats and protein.
Fresh is always a better idea if you ask me, but if you make a double batch, store your smoothie in a mason jar with an airtight lid.
Fill the mason jar to the very top to prevent air from being trapped in the jar. It’s a very important step because air will oxidize the nutrients in your smoothie. Seal your container tightly and store in the refrigerator for one day or a maximum of two.
BONUS TIP: Add lemon juice to your smoothie. You’re probably asking WHY? The answer is very easy: the extra vitamin C will also help prevent oxidation.
When you’re looking for a refreshing, cold drink, this flavorful Sunshine Smoothie will hit just the right spot. With its tropical, fruity taste, I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute