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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl (vegan, gluten-free)

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Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl - the New Year's #healthy answer to peach pie, with canned peaches (handy in winter!), a touch of decadent coconut cream & toppings like coconut, blueberries, oats & cinnamon. #vegan #glutenfree #bowls #smoothies #smoothiebowls

This Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl is the New Year's healthy answer to peach pie. It's a tasty blend of California cling peaches, a touch of decadent coconut cream, bananas, Medjool dates and toppings like coconut, blueberries, oats, chia cereal and cinnamon. Besides being super healthy and delicious, this peach smoothie bowl is vegan and gluten-free. It makes for a great start to your day or even a satisfying evening snack. If you fill up on something healthy in the evening, you're sure to reduce junk food cravings.


Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl - the New Year's #healthy answer to peach pie, with canned peaches (handy in winter!), a touch of decadent coconut cream & toppings like coconut, blueberries, oats & cinnamon. #vegan #glutenfree #bowls #smoothies #smoothiebowls

You can adjust the sweetness of your Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl by adding more or less dates. And feel free to play around with the toppings. How about adding cacao nibs, strawberries or granola cereal?

Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl - the New Year's #healthy answer to peach pie, with canned peaches (handy in winter!), a touch of decadent coconut cream & toppings like coconut, blueberries, oats & cinnamon. #vegan #glutenfree #bowls #smoothies #smoothiebowls

I used to love eating peach halves from the can when I was a kid. I would spoon up the tasty juice from the middle of each peach half before eating the peaches themselves. Lest you think that canned peaches are not as healthy as fresh-picked peaches, never fear - California cling peaches are picked and packed usually within 24 hours. So they keep their texture, flavour and nutritional content. Strangely enough, the canning process has even been proven to increase key nutrients in your peaches, including Vitamin A, Vitamin C and folate.

Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl - the New Year's #healthy answer to peach pie, with canned peaches (handy in winter!), a touch of decadent coconut cream & toppings like coconut, blueberries, oats & cinnamon. #vegan #glutenfree #bowls #smoothies #smoothiebowls

Essentially, canned peaches are like fresh - they retain their shape and firmness well, unlike thawed frozen peaches. That means sliced canned peaches are a pretty addition to your smoothie bowl toppings. And you can always keep a couple of cans in your pantry cupboard, whatever the season.

Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl - the New Year's #healthy answer to peach pie, with canned peaches (handy in winter!), a touch of decadent coconut cream & toppings like coconut, blueberries, oats & cinnamon. #vegan #glutenfree #bowls #smoothies #smoothiebowls

So go ahead, get your blender out and give this healthy, refreshing smoothie bowl recipe a try! My kids really enjoyed it and I was able to sneak some good nutrients into them without making a big deal out of it. Do the same for yourself.

What toppings would you include on your Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl?



Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl



by Joann MacDonald
Keywords: smoothie breakfast snack gluten-free vegan
Ingredients (2 smoothie bowls)
  • 1 1/2 cups canned California cling peaches
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream (or non-dairy milk)
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 frozen bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • handful of ice
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (as needed for consistency)
For toppings
  • peach slices
  • gluten-free oats
  • chia seeds or chia cereal blend
  • unsweetened shredded coconut
  • cinnamon
  • cacao nibs
Instructions

Put all ingredients from peaches through to ice in a blender. Blend, slowing adding non-dairy milk by the tablespoon as needed to get the right consistency (thicker than a smoothie, not as thick as nice cream). Continue to blend until the mixture is smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. This could take a few minutes depending on your blender.

Pour into two bowls and add toppings as desired.

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24 comments:

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    1. What a lovely way to describe it! And we could use some sunshine here. :)

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  2. I want some right now, your pictures are perfect as usual Jo

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  3. I just purchased some great figs which I'd put on top!
    jan

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  4. I'm so glad smoothie bowls are a thing. They are so much more enjoyable to me than regular smoothies! I love topping mine with granola. I guess I like to have a crunchy component to chew on, haha.

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    1. It is a nice variation on a smoothie for sure. And I like a crunchy topping too! :)

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  5. Oh my goodness this looks delicious. I love smoothies and smoothie bowls! I'd imagine this would taste great with a variety of toppings!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, it's good to switch up the toppings. :)

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  6. I'd add lots of cinnamon, and some flax!

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  7. Your toppings looks great but some spirulina or almond meal might be an idea!

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  8. I love blueberries with peaches but would also add raw pecans and flax seeds! Yum!

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  9. I like the idea of the blueberries with the peach :) I would also add some flax

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    1. I love the colour and taste combo of the blueberries and peaches. :)

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  10. I've never thought of having my smoothie in a bowl but that looks amazing so I'm up for trying it. Thanks for sharing.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  11. I'd add some hemp seeds on top too!

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  12. I would love to add walnuts and chia seeds to top it off!

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