Smoothies are often fruity and refreshing. So is this one, but the addition of ginger gives this Peach Ginger Smoothie a little kick from the healing power of ginger (yes, I had a cold when I came up with this in the winter of 2016).
Peach Ginger Smoothie
Recently, I had a craving for a smoothie, something fruity and gently sweet. My automatic go-to for such drinks are the frozen raspberries or strawberries that are usually in the freezer. This time, though, I changed course when I saw the bag of frozen peaches I’d recently purchased — maybe it was time I switched things up a bit instead of making the same-old same-old smoothie.
Since I was feeling a bit under the weather at the time, and since there happened to be a knob of ginger hanging around with nothing much to do, I decided to throw some of that in too. You know, to make my smoothie medicinal. I figured, hey, if I make ginger tea to fight a cold, why not use it in a smoothie?
The resulting drink was refreshing but with a gingery kick as well. It may not have cured my cold, but it sure made me feel better!
Let’s Get Blending
- 1-1/2 cups peach slices, frozen
- 1-1/4 cups milk (dairy or almond)
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 4 dates, pitted (I used Sayer dates, which are about half the size of Medjool)
- 1/4 to 1/2 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Makes two luscious servings.
Looking to Keep that Smooth(ie) Vibe Going?
Honest, I do enjoy green smoothies, chock full of vegetable goodness. I just don’t seem to make many of them myself, although some of my smoothie recipes do have spinach or other green goodness in them … they just don’t look all that green. Anyway, why not check out these recipes and see which is your favourite?
- Tropical Fruit & Mint Smoothie (see, green!)
- Raspberry Cacao Smoothie is a nutritional powerhouse with spinach, hemp and chia seeds, and cacao, which gives it a rich, chocolate-forward flavour
- Date and Almond Smoothie, deliciously nutritious without a bit of green in sight
First Published 2016 03 17
Republished 2022 11 02
Marlene, ginger and hot water always makes me feel better when I have a cold. Your recipe looks like a much pleasanter way help ride a cold out.
When I’m really under the weather, I think I prefer a hot ginger tea, but otherwise this smoothie is restorative and refreshing!
smoothies . very refreshing.
Hope you are feeling better. Ginger goes so well with peaches, I’m sure your smoothie was delicious.
Happy to say my cold is history! Thanks for your good wishes.
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I should borrow a page — at least — from your book, Mar, and stock my freezer with some smoothie fixins. I do enjoy them, just never think to buy the ingredients while at the grocer’s. Regardless of whether it helped your cold, I think your addition of ginger would have gone very well with the peach flavors. This must have been one tasty smoothie. 🙂
I hardly make smoothies, but it’s good to have a recipe or two that can be made from ingredients that are usually hanging around the kitchen!
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Did not know about the other date thank you always get metjool.
Medjools are wonderful dates for snacking and I use them when I make almond milk that I want to sweeten naturally, but there are other, less expensive, dates that work just as well in some recipes. But medjools are my favourite.