Paleo Peach Smoothie to Curb Cravings
With one quick glance at the title, some of you might be wondering what paleo is. The paleo diet, also known as the Paleolithic diet or caveman diet, is a diet trend that’s been growing in popularity over the years. There are many individuals who have been successful in their weight loss goals, improved their health, and even built lean muscle by following a paleo diet.
All About Paleo
So what is paleo? The paleo diet is about consuming only natural food. A great way to see if certain food is paleo-approved is by asking yourself, “Would a caveman have eaten this?” Remember that back in the day, cavemen could only eat what was growing from the Earth and the animals that they hunted. There was no such thing as sugar, flour, or other processed ingredients simply because they didn’t have the technology to process it.
If you really think about it, going back in time and feeding a caveman any processed snack found in the grocery would probably make him or her sick. In fact, too much processed ingredients like refined flour or sugar will make us sick too. Paleo is not just a diet fad, it’s a healthier way to eat and live. (1) But don’t take my word for it, it was the diet of choice for thousands of years!
Sweet Tooth Anyone?
Just because you’re following a paleo diet doesn’t mean you can’t consume food that’s sweet. They’re so many kinds of food that have a natural sweetness to it. This recipe is actually perfect for individuals with even the most intense sweet tooth but the best part is that it’s 100% paleo-approved. Let’s go over some of the sweet ingredients.
For this recipe, we’ll be using a cup of ripe peaches. You can use fresh or frozen peaches, either is fine. It’s important to use ripe peaches because an immature peach will have a higher ratio of acid to sugar. A perfectly ripe peach has a lower acidity making the fruit achieve its sweet, pleasurable taste.
Another sweet ingredient we’ll be using for this paleo peach smoothie is 1 medium apricot. Often times, peaches and apricots may look alike and people often confuse the two. Unlike a ripe peach that mostly just has a sweet flavor, a ripe apricot is both sweet and tart. The combination of flavors between peaches and apricots will put your taste buds in heaven.
Last but not least, we need to add ½ a small sliced banana to this recipe. The banana adds a sweet, creamy flavor and texture that will also boost the nutrient profile of this smoothie. Bananas are loaded with potassium which is good for lowering cholesterol and helping to prevent heart disease.
In just 5 minutes, you can have a delicious paleo peach smoothie that will satisfy any sweet tooth cravings. In a blender, throw in 2/3 a cup of unsweetened coconut water or just plain water, 1 cup of chopped ripe peaches (fresh or frozen), 1 medium chopped ripe apricot, ½ a small sliced banana, 1 tablespoon of unsweetened finely shredded coconut, ½ a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of raw organic honey, and ½ a cup to 1 cup of ice and blend.
Blend the ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth and serve it immediately. This recipe is good for 1 serving but can easily accommodate up to 4 as long as the ingredients list measurements are adjusted. If you want to make a new healthy lifestyle habit, switch to paleo and enjoy sweet recipes like these!
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Paleo Peach Smoothie to Curb Cravings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut water or water
1 cup chopped ripe peaches, fresh or frozen
1 medium ripe apricot, pitted and chopped
½ small sliced banana, previously slice and frozen
1 tbsp unsweetened finely shredded coconut
½ tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp honey or to taste
½ to 1 cup ice
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
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