It’s about time we talked about a cool, refreshing beverage again and this Paleo Peach Smoothie definitely fits the bill. It’s only got four ingredients and you know I’m peachy keen (sorry) on easy recipes for summer. You don’t even need to sweeten it (thanks to the coconut water) and the ginger adds that extra kick. Confirmed: this peach ginger smoothie is sweet AND spicy at the same time, not to mention TASTY.
This Paleo peach coconut smoothie goes beyond refreshing and is nice and filling too thanks to a very dear friend of mine—the avocado. So yes, we’ve got peaches, we’ve got ginger, we’ve got coconut water (did someone say “hydration station”?) and we’ve got avocado.
Mix that all together and you’ve got your new favorite breakfast/afternoon snack/dessert. Versatile as heck and Paleo-friendly. You’re welcome.
Paleo Peach Smoothie
This Paleo Peach Smoothie is packed with healthy fats (avocado and coconut water), and the peach-ginger combo gives it the perfect sweet and spicy kick!
- 2 cups frozen peaches
- 1/2 small hass avocado
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated or finely chopped
- 1 1/4 cup coconut water
Peel and grate or chop your ginger.
Add all ingredients to a blender.
Blend on high until smooth.
If you have a high speed blender, chopping your ginger is fine, but if you have a regular blender, I highly recommend finely grating the ginger with a microplane. This will allow it to blend and incorporate more easily.
What is Paleo?
If your first thought is paleontologist and you’re thinking fossils and dinosaurs, you’re actually not that far off. The Paleo way of eating cuts out any foods that weren’t around during the Paleolithic era (aka a helluva long time ago). That’s why you may have heard some refer to it as the “caveman” diet, which is actually a variation on Paleo. By the way, that’s cavewoman to you, thankyouverymuch.
The idea behind Paleo is that our bodies are not genetically designed to handle the highly modified foods we put into them and we should cut out what’s considered too modern for our ancient bodies. Okay, so what foods does that include?
Well, a fair amount of them. It means most dairy products are off the table along with grains, legumes, refined sugars, and any processed foods. Woof. That may sound like a lot, but at the heart of Paleo, the idea is to raise your consciousness and awareness about what you put into your body.
So what will you be working with if you decide to go Paleo? Lean proteins, fruits, veggies, seeds, and nuts. All things we love. Oh and peach ginger coconut smoothies, thank god.
You guys, ginger!!! It’s so spicy and yummy AND it’s good for you and your tummy. Pardon my enthusiasm. Let me expand.
You’ve likely seen ginger in all kinds of forms from tea to dried spices to ginger chew candies. In its freshest form, ginger is a peppery tasting root that looks kind of like a knobby potato on the outside. The inside is about the same color as the inside of a potato too, but with a ropier texture.
About that knobby outside…I do NOT recommend trying to peel ginger with a knife. It’s got all kinds of nooks and crannies and it’s kind of just asking for a kitchen accident. Instead, try holding the root in one hand and scraping it with the edge of a spoon away from your body. You’ll find the round spoon gets you into all those crevices without risking any knuckles.
Ginger is totally on your team when it comes to health. It helps with digestion and nausea, can relieve muscle cramps, is antibacterial, AND can help regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol. Keep a bag of ginger chews in your nightstand next time you’re having a hangover moment…they could be your saving grace.
On top of all the amazing health benefits, ginger is insanely versatile! Use it in a sweeter smoothie like this one to add some spice or slice the root and steep it in hot water for fresh ginger tea.
Imma have you eating ginger breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Let me know how it goes. xo.