Peach Pie Smoothie

Jul 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm |
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Peach Pie Smoothie Your Source of Summer C

Nectarine Neufchatel Cheesecake

(Family Features) – Warm weather is here, and so is the season’s delicious bounty of fresh summer stone fruit. Everyone knows that fruit is good for you, but did you know that peaches, plums and nectarines are good sources of vitamin C? This summer, bite into a fresh California peach, plum or nectarine to get your Summer C.

Vitamin C is essential for healthy teeth and gums, aids in the absorption of iron and helps maintain connective tissue health which is important for defending against infection. However, the good nutrition news doesn’t stop there. In addition to vitamin C, peaches, plums and nectarines also contain potassium and fiber (see chart below).

Naturally sweet and juicy, California peaches, plums and nectarines are the perfect summertime food, from smart snacking to healthy recipes. For a scrumptious appetizer or satisfying lunch that packs a good-for-you plum punch, try Tarragon Turkey Lettuce Cups with Plums and Toasted Almonds. It’s possible to add more nutrients to your favorite desserts, too. Nectarine Neufchatel Cheesecake is reduced fat, but full of flavor and rich in nectarine nutrients. Don’t forget that drinking your fruit counts, too. This simple Peach Pie Smoothie is a tasty twist on a classic that is a wholesome treat any time of day.

Peach (1 medium/147g)

  • Vitamin C %DV – 15%
  • Fiber g / %DV – 2 / 8%
  • Potassium g / %DV – 230 / 7%

Plums (2 medium/151 g)

  • Vitamin C %DV – 10%
  • Fiber g / %DV – 2 / 8%
  • Potassium g / %DV – 230 / 7%

Nectarine (1 medium/140g)

  • Vitamin C %DV – 15%
  • Fiber g / %DV – 2 / 8%
  • Potassium g / %DV – 250 / 7%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on an individual’s calorie needs.

For more recipes and nutritional information, visit www.eatcaliforniafruit.com.

Peach Pie Smoothie

 

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh California peaches,pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 vanilla wafer cookies, crumbled

Preparation

  1. Puree all ingredients except cookies in a blender until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses and top with cookie crumbles

Serves

Makes 2 servings

Calories: 320g Total Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 65mg Protein: 11g
Carbohydrates: 59g Sodium: 85mg

Preparation Time:

5 minutes

Tarragon Turkey Salad Lettuce Cups with Plums and Toasted Almonds

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces extra thick, deli-sliced, low-sodium oven-roasted turkey breast, diced
  • 2 fresh California plums, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 12 butter lettuce leaves

 

Preparation

  1. Stir together all ingredients except almonds and lettuce in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir in almonds just before serving. Spoon about 1/4 cup mixture into each lettuce leaf.

 

Serves

Makes 4 servings

 

 

Calories: 170g Total Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 45mg Protein: 17g
Carbohydrates: 9g Sodium: 740mg

 

Preparation Time:

15 minutes

Nectarine Neufchatel Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Neufchatel cheese (1/3 less fat cream cheese), at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup fat-free plain or Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (6-ounce) ready-to-use natural graham cracker pie crust (with no trans fat)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 fresh California nectarines, pitted and diced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Beat cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and extracts with electric mixer until smooth. Add egg whites and eggs, beat just until smooth.
  3. Pour into crust and bake for 35 minutes or until center is nearly set. Cool on rack, then refrigerate for 3 hours or until well chilled.
  4. Whisk together honey and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add nectarines and mint and toss gently. Just before serving, top each slice with nectarine mixture.

 

Serves

Makes 8 servings

 

 

Calories: 280g Total Fat: 16g
Cholesterol: 60mg Protein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 28g Sodium: 330mg

 

Preparation Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

35 minutes

Chilling Time:

at least 3 hours

 

SOURCE:

California Tree Fruit Agreement

Peach Pie Smoothie Your Source of Summer C Nectarine Neufchatel Cheesecake (Family Features) – Warm weather is here, and so is the season’s delicious bounty of fresh summer stone fruit. Everyone knows that fruit is good for you, but did you know that peaches, plums and nectarines are good sources of vitamin C? This summer, […]