By now you've probably heard its nutrition month which is so exciting for me! I get to bring you some exciting information this month geared towards nutrition and making healthy choices in your every day life. Did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? When you actually have a wholesome breakfast you experience reduced hunger throughout the day, more energy and it is a great tool in maintaining your ideal weight! Now if those aren't enough reason for you to enjoy a delicious breakfast this protein peach smoothie recipe will be!
Protein Peach Smoothie – Nutrition Month Recipe
- ½ cup cold Almond milk
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 8 slices canned California cling peaches
- 3 strawberries
- 1 tsp. honey
- 3 to 4 ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and pour into a glass.
Try it you'll fall in love, we sure did! The kids and adults of the house all ask for this and it is a simple way to get proper nutrition every morning. I was surprised to find out that canned peaches can be so delicious so I looked into them a little more to find out about the process and nutrients in them.
Did you know California cling peaches are picked and packed usually within 24 hours, ensuring they retain their appearance, texture, flavor and nutritional content.
When buying the peaches, make sure they say Made in USA, as some canned peaches are not the same and not as nutritious. Del Monte and some of the house brands are California Cling Peaches! The canning process that California Cling Peaches uses has been proven to increase key nutrients. According to a study by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, canned peaches are higher in antioxidants and Vitamin A and are nearly four times higher in Vitamin C and 10 times higher in folate than fresh peaches.
The best fact I learned was:
California cling peaches are grown and canned in the United States, on family farms, which adhere to the highest agricultural and safety standards, ensuring the freshest peaches make it to shelf.
I know we all want to support as local as we can and by purchasing California Cling Peaches we are supporting products grown and made in North America. Now that is something to be happy about!
Stay tuned all month long to get more recipes and tips on Nutrition Month!