A quick and easy healthy peach green smoothie bowl that can be ready in less than 30 minutes. It’s flavorful, minty, sweet and tangy! It’s packed with nutrients like fibers, probiotics antioxidants, and loads of vitamin C! Moreover it’s naturally gluten free!
I wanted so bad to create a recipe with peach lately, It’s one of my favorite fruits. It’s sweet, firm, and not watery like other summer fruits.
I wanted to make a savory recipe, suitable for summer like a fresh salad, but I have gum infection. I can’t chew very well, so a crunchy texture is not going to be pleasant. I needed a healthy food that is cold to beat the heat here, and after I created my first smoothie bowl, I couldn’t resist making another one!
Since I mentioned in the last post, that my kitchen is missing lots of gadgets, I had to make this recipe at my parents’ home. They were very supportive, they did babysit my boy, gave me enough space to work, and I got free valuable tips from mom.
Yet they think green smoothie bowl is a strange idea -which maybe it is- especially if you like crispy and crunch textures. In the middle east- including Jordan of course- people eat variety of fruits and vegetables everyday, and mainly whole, not pureed. Many main courses already have multiple vegetables in it like Kosa o bandoora, Wara’a dwali, Tabbkh ro7o, Bamya, and much more. They really don’t need to mix vegetables together to make it more palatable, and to get the maximum serving in an quick and easy fix.
But me, my gum hurts when I eat, and I need something soothing, healthy, and yummy! I chose peach because it’s a seasonal fruit, and it has tasty strong flavor . I promise to post more whole recipe with fresh produce to come!
Why you need to include peach in your diet:
Because there are so many health benefits, I’ll highlight the great ones:
- It is high in Vitamins like A and C, and minerals like potassium.
- In a study by T&M , they found that peaches and other stone fruits have bio-active compounds that help fighting the syndrome X the disease that believed to be one of the causes of chronic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
- Here another promising study for cancer treatment, it shows that extracts from peach reduce the growth of breast cancer cells without affecting the normal ones.
Is a very popular herb in the middle east, and its used mainly to add to tea, but also to salads, and its own drinks. Most families in Jordan have their own mint in the garden or on the patio, or even at the window! This means an easy and a cheap access to these delicate leaves.
It’s very aromatic, and healthy especially if you chew the leaves ( I’ll discuss more about it in the future posts). They clear away the bad odor in the mouth after eating garlic or onion, and you feel the same fresh breath after you brush your teeth, and I’m confident to say even better!
Photography in the natural light
Since we don’t have our studio anymore, this is the first time I shoot outside in the natural light. You may think it’s easier since you have light already, but the timing of the day is very important. In this photo, you see the reflection of the sun, which may looks nice, but you loose the sight of the food. I’m not an expert in food photography, I’m still learning and experimenting. Any tips for shooting in the natural light?
Now to the recipe! ———>
- 1 lb of ripe peach
- 1 cup of mint leaves
- 1 cup of parsley leaves
- 100 g of yogurt
- 2 Tb of honey
- ¼ cup of almonds
- ½ cup of water
- Peel the peach, cut in quarters, and add to the blender.
- Wash the mint and parsley very well, and add them to the blender too.
- Add yogurt, honey, and almonds.
- Start mixing in pulses, and adding water gradually.
- keep mixing until you reached the desired consistency.
- Serve immediately .
- Refrigerate any leftover for couple of days.
You may need less or more water, it depends on the consistency of the yogurt and honey you use.