Peach, Cherry and Oat Parfait Smoothie

Our Peach, Cherry and Oat Parfait Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. We chose only the most nutrient-dense ingredients for this yogurt smoothie so you can charge into your day filled with vim and vigor.

Oats contain a fiber called beta-glucan that can improve your well-being on multiple levels. They make a particularly wonderful addition to a breakfast smoothie, since beta-glucan stimulates the release of hormones associated with satiety and appetite control. You can say goodbye to mid-morning hunger attacks!

Since they rank fairly low on the glycemic index, cherries don’t cause your blood sugar levels to spike and drop the way higher sugar fruits can. They’re also a great source of antioxidants that can help prevent or treat conditions such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and migraines.

Delightfully sweet peaches contain rich stores of vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, B vitamins, folate, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, and zinc. They’re also low in calories and a good source of fiber.

We rounded out our parfait smoothie with almond milk, yogurt, and a heaping tablespoon of flaxseed. Blend them all together into a portable power smoothie that makes the ideal sidekick for handling the most hectic days in your week.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen peaches

  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries

  • 1/2 cup almond milk

  • 1/4 cup yogurt

  • 1/4 cup oats

  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed

Instructions
  1. Add 1 cup of frozen peaches and a 1/2 cup of frozen cherries to your blender or food processor.

  2. Pour in a 1/2 cup of almond milk.

  3. Measure and add 1/4 cup of yogurt and 1/4 cup of oats.

  4. Finish with 1 tablespoon of flaxseed.

  5. Blend until your parfait smoothie is beautifully combined and ready to sip.

Health Benefits
  1. Peaches: contain magnesium, a mineral that’s essential for balanced nervous system function. Increasing your magnesium intake can decrease anxiety and depression.

  2. Cherries: are dripping with potassium, vitamin C, melatonin, antioxidants, and other potent nutrients. Two of the antioxidants found in cherries, cyanidin and anthocyanin, have proven anti-inflammatory benefits that can lower pain levels.

  3. Almond milk: is made from one of the most nutritionally dense nuts in existence and contains some percentage of those nutrients, which include vitamin E, calcium, and riboflavin. The percentage varies depending on how many almonds were used to make the milk.

  4. Yogurt: offers a convenient way to add protein, probiotics, and active cultures to your morning smoothie. This can improve gastrointestinal health and keep you feeling full so you’re not drawn to unhealthy between-meal snacks.

  5. Oats: provide key nutrients like beta-glucan, which cells in your immune system use as fuel while they work to protect and heal your body. Research reveals that beta-glucan can boost immune system function in individuals dealing with ongoing, elevated stress levels or chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as individuals undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and other intense medical treatments.

  6. Flaxseed:gives you a dose of both soluble and insoluble fiber. The first helps to keep your blood sugar levels steady and the second promotes the passage of food through your digestive system.

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