Deliciously creamy and smooth

I like smoothies, especially green ones. I made Peachy Keen for the first time yesterday and loved it. I decided to get my husband’s opinion before posting the recipe. though. He’s not a big fan of weird-colored drinks. He’s pretty much just a Strawberry-Banana Smoothie kind of guy.

His first comment was, “It doesn’t taste like it looks.” (In other words, I’m surprised it tastes so great because of the color! ) Then, after a few more gulps, he said, “This is excellent, babe!” If my husband approves, I know you will, too!

Peachy Keen Smoothie

Peachy Keen Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, rice, soy) or water
1 cup sliced fresh or frozen banana, peeled (about 1 medium banana)
1 cup sliced fresh or frozen peaches
1 cup fresh spinach or kale leaves
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts (about ½ ounce)
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal, optional

Place all ingredients in a blender, and process until smooth.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 8 ounces or 1 cup)

Recipe Notes

  • If your smoothie is too thick, add a little more non-dairy milk or water.
  • Make sure either the banana or peaches are frozen so your smoothie is chilled.
  • To freeze bananas, remove peels before placing in freezer. Put in a plastic zip-top bag until completely frozen.
  • Flaxseed meal is a powder made from ground flaxseeds. It is high in fiber and a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Nutrition Facts (calculated using almond milk and flaxseed meal)
Calories per serving: 151
Carbohydrates: 22
Fat: 8
Protein: 4
Sugar: 11

Comments

  1. Wanda Suter says:

    Would it be OK to use just regular flax seeds instead of the flax seed meal? Seems you would get the same amount of fiber. Thank you.

    • From the Mayo Clinic: “Most nutrition experts recommend ground over whole flaxseed because the ground form is easier for your body to digest. Whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won’t get all the benefits.” 🙂

      • Wanda Suter says:

        Makes sense to me. Thank you so much for your response.

      • I have been told that it is better to grind your own flaxseeds because the nutritional value is lost when you are using ground flaxseeds as you don’t know how long it was since they were processed. I buy flaxseeds and keep in the refrigerator. I love using flaxseed oil on salads and baked potato.

  2. Catherine Couey says:

    This sounds amazing!!!!!! As soon as I get some walnuts I am making this for my family. Thank You for all you encouraging post and recipes. We are listening………

  3. Josie Ixtacuy says:

    I just found your site today and really have enjoyed what I have read. Congratulations on a great job and thank you for your work. I am an American living in Guatemala, raising our two girls and being at home a lot……. your words are encouraging. Take care:)

  4. Crystal Funderburk says:

    Hi, i’m really loving the recipes that you have put on your website. What could i use instead of bananas in your Peachy Keen Smoothie, i don’t like bananas to much. Thanks

    • You can substitute any fruit you like! The bananas add a nice, creamy texture to the smoothie. You can also add a little avocado to get a similar result.

  5. Cecelia Green says:

    Hi Kristen, I am a diabetic doing the Daniel Fast for the first time and thanks to your recipes & smoothies I have been quite successful! Prior to finding your site, I just wasn’t sure what I could eat and still maintain a healthy glycemic level so I wasn’t able to join my church in the fast. Now I have so many ideas to incorporate into my meal planning! God’s richest blessings to you for all you do to assist us who desire to keep our bodies healthy in obedience to Him!

    • Cecelia, I’m so thankful you’ve been blessed by the information on my website! I appreciate your feedback and kind words. May the Lord continue to strengthen you with His power as you trust in Him!

  6. Thank you for your wonderful recipes! I am allergic to almonds. What would you recommend to substitute?

    • Are you referring to the use of almond milk? The recipe calls for any non-dairy milk, so you can use rice milk, cashew milk, soy milk, etc. Thanks for your question!

  7. My almond and cashew milk have carrageenan and gellan gum. Are these ok of are they considered chemicals? Thank you so much for this website. We are starting tomorrow and going for 40 days.

    • Hi, April! I’m sorry for the delay in replying. It’s always best to avoid as many chemicals and additives while on the Daniel Fast. Some brands of nut milk are healthier than others, so try to find the brands that are the purest as far as ingredients. The almond milk you are using is acceptable; however, you might take a look at other brands to see if you can find something better. Thanks for your question!