Feelin’ Peachy? Try These Peach FITBlast Smoothie Recipes That Are Perfect for the Summer!

Who doesn’t feel “peachy” on a hot summer day?

 

Peaches are a rich, treasured fruit that can be a delightful treat on a hot summer day. Not only is it a tasty fruit, but it also nourishes the body, inside and out with its health benefits and healing properties. This juicy fruit is also refreshing, hydrating, and satisfying to the soul.

 

Peaches are a nutrient dense snack that can help with weight loss. It’s the perfect snack to make you feel full and keep you from overeating. Peaches will satisfy a sweet tooth craving and get this: They’re only a whopping 40 to 50 calories!

 

Here are some of the other amazing benefits peaches provide:

 

PEACHY BENEFITS

  • Low in calories
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Perfect if you have a sweet tooth
  • Contains no saturated fat or cholesterol
  • Protects eye vision
  • Good source of dietary fiber
  • Supports digestive health (calms an upset stomach)
  • Controls blood pressure and protects against anemia
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Promotes skin health
  • Reduces hair loss
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Natural diuretic effects to cleanse the kidneys and bladder (i.e. peach tea)
  • Contains sedative properties (i.e. remedy for restlessness; boil peach flowers and honey)
  • Provides rich minerals of calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, manganese, zinc, and copper.

 

PEACHY FUN FACTS

  • First cultivated in China
  • Considered a symbol of immortality and friendship
  • Part of the Rose family
  • The fuzz on a peach is controlled by a single gene
  • Called a “Stone Fruit” due to the hard pits surround their seeds
  • The pit can be pulverized into tiny beads to use for DIY skin cleansers
  • Don’t like the fuzz? Boil it for 30 seconds, transfer to cold water, and it will peel right off!

 

Inside their fuzzy exterior, peaches are perfect to toss in a salad, prepare in deserts, blend in a smoothie, or simply eat them whole. Need some inspiration? Expand your smoothie recipes with one of nature’s precious fruits by blending up these simple peach treats:

 

SIZZLIN’ SUMMER SMOOTHIE RECIPES

 

FIT Blast Vanilla Protein

FIT Blast is a vanilla protein powder by Total Gym that supports a healthy weight loss meal replacement with boosts fat-burning properties. Its timed released protein blend contains 24 essential vitamins and minerals. It is gluten free and contains 17 grams of whey protein and milk protein isolate.

 

These recipes contain FIT Blast. If you are sensitive to dairy products, please substitute a vegan option or omit the protein.

 

Fuzzy-nilla Smoothie

  • 1 cup of frozen or fresh peaches
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 3 – 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 scoop of vanilla FITBlast protein
  • 2 – 3 ice cubes
  • Blend ingredients until smooth
  • Can you say delish?!

 

Peach-berry Perfect

  • ½ cup of fresh or frozen peaches
  • ½ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup of coconut water or use unsweetened coconut milk for a creamy texture
  • 2 – 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 scoop of vanilla FITBlast protein
  • 2 – 3 ice cubes
  • Blend ingredients until smooth
  • Enjoy the perfection!

 

Peach Pie

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 chunk of fresh ginger root
  • 1 scoop of vanilla FITBlast protein
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Blend ingredients until smooth
  • Sip & enjoy!

 

*Be sure to check out the video to see how to make a Fuzzy-nilla Smoothie!

 

Sweet peaches are a delicious, healthy, and nourishing fruit that can make you feel warm and “fuzzy” on a summer day! Enjoy capturing the flavors of summer in these refreshing smoothie treats!

 

Happy Summer Times,

 

Maria

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Maria Sollon
Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Enhancement/Injury Prevention and Kinesiology. She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques and Kettlebells. She is the creator of the Plyo Pilates Method and has developed a series of amazing workout DVDs. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, Peak Pilates, Kettle Bell Concepts and is a freelance writer for Fitness accredited magazines, newsletters, and fitness blog sites. Maria demonstrates her knowledge each day and uses her dynamic creativity throughout her specialized line of work.

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