Yep, another smoothie recipe!
Summer is perfect for smoothie experimentation–warm temperatures outside, so many different fruit varieties to choose from, and most importantly, I have a lot more time on my hands to experiment! Plus, when it gets hot outside, eating a heavy breakfast of eggs or cereal or bagels just no longer seems appetizing.
We got the best nectarines in our last CSA box a few weeks ago (tear)–I ate them for breakfast, lunch, and dessert for the entire week until the last one was gone. And although I normally like using fruit that good in its natural form, I eventually decided I needed to mix it up a bit and use the nectarines in a different way. And what better way than to use them in a smoothie, right?
Padfoot even thought they looked good! (And yes, I am using drink umbrellas to prop up my nectarines…)
I’m also just a wee bit greek yogurt obsessed–I think every smoothie recipe I’ve shared has it in it! I used to absolutely hate greek yogurt. It was just way too thick and sour, and I liked my yogurt so thin it was almost runny, and it had to be packed with sugary vanilla and banana flavor. Eventually, I became more conscientious of the amount of calories and sugar in my yogurt and made the switch to plain, but still not greek yogurt.
Then, Jeff and I flew out to visit my sister in Colorado during spring break a few years ago and of course, greek yogurt was the only thing she had in her fridge. Being my smoothie obsessed self, I gave in and used it that week and have not looked back since. I’ve fallen in love with the creamy thickness of it and coupled with the tart flavor, its just truly perfection. I also fell in love with beer on that trip, but that’s a story for another day!
My favorite way to eat greek yogurt is just with a dab of fresh honey, either in the container already or added by me. And in case you’re wondering, my favorite brand is Fage non-fat plain greek yogurt though I’m on the hunt for a good organic replacement.
Nectarine Honey Smoothie
2 nectarines, roughly chopped (I buy organic, so I don’t have to remove the skin)
1/2 banana, roughly chopped
1/2 cup non-fat honey greek yogurt
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes.
Time: 5 minutes