Good-bye Summer Smoothie

Although I can’t believe it, I realize the calendar says September 10th. I’m fully aware that I’m supposed to be buying cans of pumpkin, planning my Halloween costume, planning my Thanksgiving potluck, and starting my Christmas shopping. (I like to plan ahead.)

But then I go outside to sunny blue skies; I can’t remember the last time I needed a jacket. Although it was a bit overcast this morning, and there is a fresh, fall-esque breeze blowing in my window at the moment…it’s really no more than a whisper. A gentle announcement that fall is coming soon, but it’s not quite here so go out and enjoy what’s left of summer.IMG_0947

And what says summer better than peaches and basil? At the farmer’s market on Saturday, both were still abundantly available, so I scooped some up and made this smoothie. It’s light, refreshing, and the perfect snack. Feel free to add a banana or protein powder, or both, to make it more of a meal. I’ve done that for breakfast and it tides me over for a good amount of time. Chia seeds would also make a lovely, nutrient dense, addition.

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Peach Basil Smoothie
Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups frozen peaches
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • ¾ cup coconut water
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

I’m holding on to summer as long as I can, and when fall comes I’ll hold on to that, too. Maybe I’m just not very good with change, but I like to think instead that I appreciate each season so much that I’m always a little sad to see it go.

Until next time, my friends!

 

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