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I’ve gotten into thinner smoothies instead of thick milkshakes lately – I find them more refreshing during the summertime. This peach smoothie reminds me of the smoothies my mom used to make our family for evening snacks as a treat once in awhile during the summer. She combined different fruits depending on what we had on hand, but peach was always the star. One of her smoothie concoctions actually made it into the Light & Tasty magazine (or was it Quick Cooking?) back in the day. I come by the recipe creation gene honestly!
This smoothie only takes a few simple ingredients. Since it contains 1/2 c. cottage cheese for creaminess, I didn’t even add any extra protein powder or collagen, but you definitely could if you want a great protein boost. Those of you who are turning up your nose at the idea of cottage cheese in a smoothie – stop it. Unless you have a really nasty brand of cottage cheese, you won’t taste it when it’s blended up with ice, almond milk, and a cover-up flavor such as peach! What you will taste is a nice smooth creaminess without a bunch of calories. Now hear me out: I recently found out that not all cottage cheese brands are created equal. We usually buy big tubs of cottage cheese from Sam’s Club because we go through it so fast and like to save money, but when I was in Ohio working for my grandparents recently I bought a store brand cottage cheese from a local store (Walnut Creek Cheese, for you locals) that was nigh unto gross. I ate it, of course, but I can definitely imagine that putting that salty stuff in a shake would be a major turn-off. I wouldn’t know, since I didn’t have a blender in Ohio. (Can I just say that it’s great to be back cooking in my own kitchen again?)
While I was in Ohio, my mom actually found a working Nutribullet at a thrift store really cheap! I’ve been loving it for quick shakes and smoothies. It has a single-serve cup (well, that’s all ours has, to be honest) which is something that my dearly-beloved Vitamix doesn’t sport. The Nutribullet really does a great job of blending ice up very fine.
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- Starting THM
- my recipe index
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- all my peach recipes
- Single-Serve Peach Frozen Yogurt
- Single-Serve Peach Cobbler
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- 1 large peach, chunked (I didn't peel mine)
- 1 c. crushed ice
- 1 c. unsweetened almond milk
- ½ c. low-fat cottage cheese
- 1/16 tsp. (2 doonks) THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- Dash vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. glucomannan
- Blend the ingredients together until smooth and enjoy! (I used our Nutribullet.) Feel free to top the smoothie with a squirt of fat-free Reddi-wip if you like.
Feel free to add some whey protein or collagen for additional protein. The cottage cheese adds about 10g protein on its own.
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