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With all the peaches we’ve had lately, we’ve been making this refreshing slushy quite a bit. It’s so easy that I don’t think I can really give you a recipe, but I’ll tell you what we do. For our 8 cup capacity VitaMix, we put about 3 cups water in the blender container and then add frozen peaches while the motor is running until the container is full. Add a spoonful of honey or a pinch of stevia powder, and it’s done.

This slushy is equally good made with frozen strawberries instead of the peaches. Yum!

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Minus the sugary sweetness of the store bought frozen treat, this really does taste like orange & peach sherbet. I use a Vita Mix for mine, which is powerful enough to handle this super thick smoothie. If you’re using an ordinary blender, you will probably need to add another orange or two.

When I make this smoothie with organic oranges, I often add a half inch piece of the rind for extra flavor and vitamin C complex. Try peeling your oranges with a knife so you can leave on some of the nutritious white pith too. The carrot is added for color and beta carotene, but you can’t taste it.

2 oranges, peeled, seeds removed
1 cup frozen peaches
1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
1 small piece orange rind (optional)
1/2 carrot (optional)

Put the oranges in the blender first, then slowly add the frozen ingredients and orange rind while the blender is running. Use the Vita Mix tamper or add extra oranges as necessary. Serve with a spoon.

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Ingredients

1 cup plain yogurt

1 quart strawberries, hulled

1 frozen banana, broken into chunks

2 peaches, cut up and pitted

8 ice cubes

Directions

Pour the yogurt into a blender and add the strawberries, banana, and peaches.  Blend until smooth and then add the ice cubes, one at a time.  Serve right away.

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A beautiful orange smoothie, full of antioxidants.

3 cups carrot juice (from about 3# carrots)

1 cup fresh orange juice

2 cups frozen peaches

2 cups frozen strawberries

2 tablespoons flax seeds

Makes about 8 cups.

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Although I’m not a fan of tahini, this smoothie is one of my favorites.  I am using Ida Red apples from our last bulk order, for the juice – they’re my favorite (not too sweet).

1 cup fresh apple juice

1 tablespoon tahini

1 stalk celery

a handful or two of spinach

1 frozen banana

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