I was walking around at the Whole Foods here in Denver yesterday and saw some gorgeous Colorado peaches that were just begging to come home and jump in my blender 🙂
Just being around all of that fresh, seasonal fruit inspires me to try new things, and late August in Colorado is bursting with color and flavor!
It’s great being back in Denver this week – it was SO hot and humid in Austin when I left, and it’s been rainy and cool since I’ve been here. I do love the changing seasons.
No matter where I travel, it’s been easy to keep up with all of you fortunately! I’ve been really enjoying the recipes everyone is posting on Instagram and Facebook for the Never Give Up Green Smoothie Recipe Contest – I’m so excited to see who wins, and to share all of the great recipes with you! There’s still time to participate if you haven’t already, just click the LINK (opens in a new window) and you can get all the deets!
Here’s my latest recipe, inspired by beautiful Colorado and these delicious, fresh peaches!
Colorado Green Machine Green Smoothie
Yield: 1 serving
You will need: blender, knife, cutting board, measuring cups and spoons
3/4 peach – reserve a little as a garnish
1/2 cup blueberries
1-2 handfuls of mixed baby greens (my mix had baby kale, baby spinach, chard, mizuna and mustard greens)
Fresh mint – I used the leaves from 5 stalks – I love mint
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup (approximately) plain, unsweetened almond milk
Nutmeg – garnish, and/or add 1/2 tsp
Optionally, garnish with a little cucumber, mint and fresh peach wedge 🙂
Makes one serving.
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