Almonds are rich source of Vitamin E and monounsaturated fats, a fat that is recognized for lowering LDL cholesterol. If you are counting calories to lose weight and looking for meals that are filling, healthy and low in calories, this Peach Almond smoothie mix might be the perfect healthy smoothie for you or at least one that you can add to your healthy snack recipes.
Before you start, toast a bag of slivered almonds and put them in a zip lock. Then, you will have them when you want to use. You can use almonds without toasting, but if you toast them you will be able to taste a richer flavor.
Its also easy to turn this Peach Almond smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 1 cup of peach slices (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup of banana chunks (fresh or frozen)
- 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups of of orange juice
- 2 Tablespoons of toasted almonds
- 1 teaspoon Chia seed
Start by adding only one cup of orange juice and add more until you reach the consistency you like best.