Peach season is my favorite season of all! There is nothing like biting into to a perfectly ripe Georgia-grown peach. Luckily, I live in Tennessee so they are plentiful! We’ve already been through two cases this summer! I wish it lasted longer. But all good things must come to an end, that’s what they say right? That may be true, but I like to prolong things a bit. During May and June, we pick up extra local strawberries and peaches to freeze, so we can enjoy them longer. I might make a fruit-filled dessert, but a smoothie is my go-to use for my coveted frozen fruits!
Smoothies are refreshing during hot summer days, and a wonderful way to add some needed nutrients to your day, too. My whole family likes them, so we enjoy making a big batch to share for a snack or meal.
Both peaches and strawberries contain fiber, which supports digestion and gut health, blood sugar balance, and promote fullness to keep you satisfied. Peaches and strawberries are also great sources of vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants!
With PCOS, it’s beneficial to include fiber, protein, and fat at meals (and some combination of those at snacks, too), to help keep blood sugar balanced and provide plenty of nutrients the body needs.
The typical smoothie is just fruit, liquid, and maybe yogurt, too. This smoothie recipe, however, includes much more to provide you with a satisfying and nutrient-dense delicious smoothie! It includes protein, fat, and fiber to make this a “PCOS-friendly” smoothie!
You can read more about how to build a PCOS-friendly smoothie here. Typically, it includes this basic formula.
The basic smoothie formula: liquid + protein + fat + fruit + veggies + extras
In this PCOS smoothie you’ll find:
Liquid: water or water kefir
Protein: greek yogurt or dairy-based kefir
Fruit: strawberries, peaches
Veggie: baby spinach
Extra: a splash of OJ (optional)
This combo makes a tangy, creamy smoothie! It’s enough for two servings–one for you and one to share! Or if you prefer, you can put half of it away for later (use within a couple days). This is perfect for breakfast and snacks on a hot day. I suggest pairing it up with scrambled eggs at breakfast or a summery salad at lunch for even more nourishment and flavor!
Peach Strawberry Smoothie for PCOS
- 1 cup frozen peaches and strawberries
- 1 handful spinach
- 1/4 avocado
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 cup greek yogurt or plain kefir
- 1/2 cup water or water kefir (depending on desired consistency)
- 1 splash orange juice (optional for tangy flavor)
- Add all ingredients to a large blender. Blend until completely smooth. Serve cold!
A final note: You CAN most definitely enjoy fruit with PCOS! You’ve probably heard otherwise, but there is NO basis behind that claim.
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