Peach Ginger Smoothie

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Makes 4½ cups

Note: If you have a sensitive mouth or throat issues, omit the ginger to avoid throat irritation.

1¼ cups peach nectar
¾ cup organic plain yogurt
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
3 cups frozen peaches, or 3 cups fresh peaches, pitted and chopped
1 Tbsp finely ground flaxseeds
1½ tsp maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp freshly squeezed lime juice

Combine the peach nectar, yogurt, ginger and half of the peaches in a blender and process until smooth. Add the remaining peaches, the flaxseeds, maple syrup, vanilla and lime juice, and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

Add 1 Tbsp of unrefined virgin coconut oil for additional healthy fat and calories. For more protein, add a scoop of whey protein powder.

Store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for 2 days. Shake well again before serving.

Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 135, fat 2.4 g (saturated fat 1 g), protein 3 g, carbohydrates 25 g, fiber 1 g, sodium 27 mg

Recipes reprinted with permission from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery. Copyright © 2009 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA. For more information, visit

October 2012