The other day I realized I had run out of frozen berries for my breakfast smoothie, and all I had left in the freezer was a bag of frozen peaches. Now, I love peaches, but I was looking to kick it up a notch. I realized that I had a hunk of fresh ginger in the fridge, and voila--the ginger peach smoothie was born.
Those of you who know me know that I weirdly adore ginger in all of its forms: chocolate covered, in thai food, cookies, ramen, tea, etc. Not to mention, this warming spice has anti-inflammatory qualities and is great for digestion. This smoothie may sound like a weird concoction but trust me--the combination of sweet peaches, zinging ginger, vanilla greek yogurt and chia seeds is good for you, so yummy, and a great way to start your day.
*For those of you whom I can't convince to love ginger, I am sure you could substitute cinnamon for a similar but a little less pungent hit of spices.
Ginger Peach Smoothie
5 Oz. Vanilla 0% Greek yogurt
1 Cup frozen peaches
1 Inch fresh ginger, peeled and cut into small pieces
2 Tbsp chia seed
1/2 Cup water or almond milk
Stick all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust liquid to desired consistency. You can also add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an extra shot of protein. Enjoy!
Happy Monday Everyone!