There's just something so refreshing about peaches and nectarines when they are in season. You can just feel the weight of the juices in them under your fingertips, waiting to spill out.
When I was in my sickest phases, I ate a lot of pureed foods, you know....baby food in a pinch. They're great because they can be free of additives, be pure food, and since they are pureed, they are easy on a sensitive digestive system while still containing those coveted enzymes we look for in fresh raw fruits and vegetables. Well, baby food can get old real fast, so I played with a variety of flavors to "grow them up" a little bit.
This grown up peach puree is a favorite of mine as it's cool and refreshing, and with a hit of ginger is calming to the belly. The tastes are more mature and you don't feel like an overgrown baby eating it....I promise.
Nectarines and peaches are skin perfection by the way, so gobble them up for soft supple glowing skin.
Side bonus...I make these almond crackers, and take out all of the seasonings, adding 2 tsp of cinnamon instead. Bake and break and dip the into your grown up puree for a delicious dessert crunch!
1 peach or nectarine, with skin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 thin slice fresh ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 scoop collagen protein
Puree all in a single serve blender and eat (or drink). Can be refrigerated, though the enzymes will darken the color a bit.
If you make this recipe, I'd love to see how you like it. Let me know in the comments below!
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Amanda Plevell, PhD, CNHP is a Natural Medicine Practitioner, researching Cellular Biochemistry, and the effects that food, disease, experiences, emotions, and beliefs play into the programming of the cells, along with the resulting health expression. She is the founder of the Natural Source Companies including community WellClinics, Health Rocks Cafe online education hangout and, as a Personal and Business Transformation Expert, The Success Conditioning Academy. Author of over 28 natural health and self development books, her bestselling books include such titles as "The Genesis Code", "UnBound: Kicking Anxiety From Your Bucket List", "The Energy of Divorce", "The Real Heal", "Clean Your Plate", and "Beyond the Plate". When she's not serving at her Minnesota-based practice, she spends her time homeschooling her children along with her husband, growing her food forest.