From the White Lotus Kitchen

Summer Stone Fruit

Peachy Dreamsicle Smoothie

While the season lasts, stock up on your favorite stone fruits from your nearby market or a rambling roadside stand. Peaches and nectarines have been outstanding recently and have inspired everything from morning smoothie combinations and fabulous fruit salads to afternoon ice cream toppings and inspiration for turning wine into white sangria. Now is the time to indulge in these delicious bursts of summer sunshine, and also to pop them into your freezer to brighten up those days when the sun just don't shine.

Slice these juicy beauties into a blender with your favorite combination of plant based milks or coconut cream along with other fruits or frozen berries. We have also been enjoying pomegranate powder in our smoothies for brilliant color and sweet-tart flavor, and whey protein powder.

Enjoy our White Lotus Kitchen Peachy Dreamsicle for just one possible smoothie combination. Slurp, Slurp, It's Summertime!

1 ripe peach or nectarine
splash of dairy or plant based yogurt drink or almond milk
coconut yogurt or coconut cream
1-2 medjool dates
frozen blueberries
2 scoops whey protein powder or protein powder of your choice
small handful of almonds
1 Tbs toasted brown sugar banana ice cream  or vanilla gelato (optional...if you just happen to have some in the freezer)

Slice a fresh peach or nectarine, removing the stone pit, and toss slices into the blender. Add a splash of yogurt drink or plant milk, and a few tablespoons of coconut yogurt or coconut cream. Add a date or two depending on how sweet you like your smoothies. You can substitute a monk fruit sweetener or use no sweetener, as well. The nice thing about the dates are that they also thicken the smoothie a bit. Add a handful of frozen blueberries and two scoops of your favorite protein powder. If you are going all out, add the optional bit of ice cream now. Blend in low, and then on high til completely smooth. Slurp, Slurp, It's Summertime!