Yes, it’s cold….even in Houston. But I still start most days with a smoothie in the morning; in fact, I start the day with a HUGE smoothie. This one was put together yesterday and I really enjoyed it. It may look green (see the picture below), but peaches are definitely a huge part of the finished product.
(Vegan, Nutritarian, Fat-Free, Salt-Free, Sugar-Free)
Makes one LARGE Smoothie
1-1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla
2 Tablespoons hemp hearts
3 medjool dates; remove the seeds!
3 large kale leaves, stems removed (save the stems for juicing if you have a juicer that handles greens)
1 lemon, peeled and quartered
10 oz. frozen peaches
Cinnamon or Nutmeg, as desired
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender until well-blended. (You can definitely use any blender; blending time will be longer and the end product may not be as smooth.) Add ice if desired to get a thicker texture.
This would also work well using nut milk or coconut water. Other greens, like spinach or collards, would be an excellent substitute for the kale. Add some raspberries and make it a Peach Melba smoothie.
Please try it and let me know what you think….