It’s that time of the year when peaches are aplenty! Ripe and ready to be eaten, these luscious fruit are a delight when in season. Made in pies, juices, oatmeal, fruit bowls, salads, popsicles, ice cream — you name it — peaches are a favorite among many. A friend of mine had recently gifted me a large basket of donut peaches. With so many, I had to think of ways to sneak this sweet treat into every meal. So I decide to make a peach smoothie with toasted buckwheat groats. It's a simple, green smoothie that satisfies your hunger and your metabolism!
For this smoothie, I used 2 small donut peaches, but if you were to use a regular peach, 1 would be enough. I also added spinach, almond milk, blueberries, banana, and some ice. Feel free to add more peaches if you want. You could also skip the blueberries, but because blueberries are in season I couldn’t resist. Mango would also be delightful and compliment the flavors wonderfully.
For the toppings, I kept it simple: gogji berries, coconut flakes, banana, and buckwheat groats. If you haven’t tried buckwheat groats, you definitely should! Easy-to-make and versatile, buckwheat groats are a great way to add texture and nutritional value to your meal. I toasted the groats in some coconut oil and topped it with cinnamon and salt, but you can season however you like. Agave, honey, a little brown sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract — all would be delicious. Best part, you might ask?! -- Toasting takes only about 5 minutes to make. I can’t wait to experiment with buckwheat groats and add them to salads, porridge, soups, toast, rice bowls, and more!
But as I always say, smoothie bowls are about using produce you have and getting creative with your food. So whatever you like and decide to make, make sure to have fun with it!
In a high-speed blender, add the almond milk, spinach, banana, blueberries, peach, and ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl.
For the toppings, in a saucepan over medium heat, add the coconut oil and the buckwheat groats. Toast until golden brown. Add the cinnamon and salt to your liking and pour over the smoothie bowl. Top with sliced banana, gogji berries, and coconut flakes. Enjoy!
Yields: 1 serving
Total time: 10 minutes
1 cup almond milk
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup blueberries
1 large peach
1 small handful of ice
1 tablespoon buckwheat groats
1 teaspoon coconut oil
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/4 banana, sliced
1 tablespoon gogji berries
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes