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Peach & Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie

It’s definitely the time of year when I have mixed emotions about another summer passing. The nights are getting cooler and the dark is coming sooner – the still night air is replaced by a stirring that I can feel all around – both inside and out. It’s almost here: the start of another school year, the marking of another summer gone, and always, for me – another birthday. I love September for that. In fact, it’s always been my favourite month. A clean slate. A new start.

But while I find myself looking forward, there is still delicious evidence that the sun is still ripe with warmth and sweetness. The summer fruits on the counter, in my fridge, and in my bowl, seem as though they are always here. Always this good. It’s hard to imagine in a few short weeks it’ll all be done for another year. This smoothie is dead simple – but at the sundown of summer – with the fruit at its peak, there’s not much more you could ever need. It’s a great way to use up older cherries that are soft, and of course, ripe bananas. The peaches and nectarines right now are incredible. Freeze some or all of the fruit beforehand – it’s entirely up to you. Better yet, freeze it all and save it for a dark day in December when you need a little brightening.

Peach + Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie
Peach + Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie

Either way, enjoy every drop and every moment! These days don’t last long 🙂 For all you Ryan fans, I found this little gem of a recording from ages ago and can’t stop listening. xox

Peach + Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie
Peach + Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie
Peach & Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie:

2 ripe bananas
2 ripe peaches (or nectarines)
1 cup pitted cherries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup plant-based milk of choice

Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a tall glass garnished with fresh or frozen berries and perhaps some fresh mint or basil. This recipe should serve 2 generously or 4 as a smaller offering. If you like a colder, thicker smoothie, you can freeze any or all of the fruit a minimum of 3-4 hours before (this is handy if you ‘save’ ripe bananas in the freezer).

Peach + Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie
Peach + Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie

3 responses to “Peach & Blueberry Cherry Bomb Smoothie

  1. I love smoothies rich with summer fruit. The colors and smell delights the senses. So sad when they are done for the season, but then we are graced with beautiful rich colored pumpkin, squashes, winter roots veggies, greens that dance so well with beans and other winter specialities. I want to thank you for the time you have taken over the summer to answer my questions. I have gone back to a vegetarian diet and love it. My husband lost the thirty pounds he has needed to and is thin and svelte again. It is so enjoyable to see your beautifully plated creations. They add variety and suggestions to the meal planning. Loved the lentil, curry, tomatoe stew. One of my long time favorites. Quick question, what are a few of your winter breakfasts? I know you mainly eat two meals so they might be more lunch-like? Could you just list a few if it is not too much ch trouble. Enjoy the end of the summer and your birthday. Both my children are September birthdays and a wonderful month to celebrate.

    1. Hi Leslie, this is great news, thank you so much for sharing with me! I am always happy to help when I can and am so glad to hear you are enjoying the recipes! And big pat on the back to your husband (and you for initiating!) – well done, and so inspiring!

  2. The transition from summer to fall is bittersweet… I miss the warm air, late sunsets, and bright sunlight that summer brings, but I always look forward to Autumn. It’s my favorite time of the year! Maybe it’s a New England thing but there’s something about the crisp temperatures and falling leaves that make me think of home 🙂

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