The concept of desserts has been around for a while. Even very old civilizations ate desserts that were often fresh fruits or nuts with honey. This is interesting because, back then, there was no large scale movement of foodstuffs from one location to another as we know it today so folks ate just what was available. For most this was fruit and/or nuts covered with honey. When you think about it, that’s not so different from a lot of dessert smoothie recipes today!
The dessert we have come to enjoy didn’t make an appearance until the middle ages when the manufacturing of sugar came along. Even then, sugar was prohibitively expensive and was enjoyed only by the truly wealthy and then only on special occasions. As sugar became more affordable more and more people developed a “sweet tooth” and desserts became a more commonly served after meal dish.
Today, we have an unlimited number of dessert choices ranging from the truly sinful but satisfying confections to desserts created with artificial sweeteners that, while low in calories, aren’t nearly as fulfilling.
But this dessert smoothie recipes is an exception. It is deliciously sweet naturally and is still low in calories. Even better, it has a fresh and clean taste that will go with just about any meal.
In your favorite blender mix these ingredients:
– 1 cup seeded, sliced fresh peaches (nectarines will work and so will apricots, its your choice)
– 1/4 cup of milk (low-fat, soy, 2% etc.)
– 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (use the flavor of the fruit you chose)
– (optional) 1 tbsp. Chia seed