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Smoothie Madness Recipe: Spinach-Peach Layered Smoothie

 

Return of Smoothie Madness!

spinach peach layered smoothieWe ate so many Kid-Approved Blueberry Kale Smoothies that we used up ALL the blueberries in our freezer. And, worse yet, blueberries are coming into season late this year due to our cool spring.

So we went freezer diving to find smoothie ingredients and found plenty of peaches, put up from last year’s farmer’s market purchases. We buy peaches by the box from Jamison Orchards. Their farm is in Nashville, Arkansas, and they sell at the Gateway Farmer’s Market in Texarkana, as well as to local restaurants. The famous peach pie that appears in the summer time at Bryce’s Cafeteria in Texarkana features Jamison peaches. Their peach orchard goes back generations, and so does Bryce’s Cafeteria, so that pie partnership is likely old and well established.

Jamison Orchard booth at the Gateway Farmer's Market in Texarkana AR

Jamison Orchard booth at the Gateway Farmer’s Market in Texarkana AR

When we have peaches in our veggie delivery bag, they usually come from Jamison Orchard. Here’s your peach grower! I lifted this picture from the Jamison Orchard facebook page. I’m sure, like everyone that runs a facebook page, they would appreciate a few more ‘likes’ so go on over there and show them some love, please :)

Alright – the recipe! Let the Smoothie Madness commence!

Spinach-Peach Layered Smoothie

Recipe:

1 1/2 cups partially thawed frozen peaches

1 ripe banana – frozen is great but I didn’t have that handy and used a fresh one

1/2 c greek yogurt

1 tsp honey – if you need it. We did not add any to this smoothie because our peaches were so sweet! Taste of summer…

1 big handful of washed fresh spinach

Put all the ingredients EXCEPT the spinach into the blender or food processor and mix until smooth.

Pour a bit over half of the peach mixture out into a container – I used a glass measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring.

Add the spinach to the peach smoothie that is left in the blender and mix that all up until it is as smooth as possible.

The layering: Take the glass you intend the serve the smoothie in and pour some peach smoothie into the bottom. Now pour some green smoothie in – this is the tricky part! If you tilt the glass and pour it over to the side, you will get a more visible line of green than if you just plunk it down into the middle. Go slow.

Repeat the layers until your glass is full and enjoy!

If you don’t want to take the trouble to do the layering – just throw it all in the blender and go completely green!

Other recipes in the Smoothie Madness recipe series:

Blueberry-Kale Smoothie

Green Pina-Colada Smoothie

Strawberry, Banana, and Beet Greens Smoothie

Peach and Spinach Layered Smoothie

Peach and Spinach Layered Smoothie

Has all this peach talk got you craving peaches? It is not peach season yet, but it won’t be long! If I still have frozen peaches when the fresh peaches come around, I plan to make jam from the frozen peaches to make room in the freezer. Here is our jam recipe using Pomona’s Pectin – which lets us totally control the amount and type of sweetener we use in our jams and jellies.

Peach Freezer Jam

And here is

Peach Salsa!

Mmmm – peach salsa. I have frozen peaches and lots of cilantro in the garden – that is a fresh salsa recipe but maybe I will make a cooked peach salsa. Yum – now I want that! I will keep you posted ;)

 Shared with Humble Bumble Healthy Tuesday Blog Hop and what i am eating

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4 Comments

  1. I could have used one of these around noon Tuesday with the temp getting hotter around here. Thanks for sharing another smoothie recipe.

  2. Kerry says:

    I love the layered effect– definitely different and gives it a great appeal!

    Thanks for sharing on our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

  3. MMmmm….love smoothies, have one every morning, I also love homemade peach jam. But you know I never put peaches in my smoothies.Visiting from the hop.
    Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

  4. This looks good to me! I love peaches and spinach and I am pretty sure I will like this. Thank you for sharing.

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