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