peachy keen

“i arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. this makes it hard to plan the day.”
– e.b. white

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good morning friends!
another silly summer weekend has come to a close…for me this included our mandatory world cup bbq’s, a sprinkle of toy story 3 (3d), a dash of celebratory engagement cocktails with my favorite girlfriends, a wonderful family brunch and the best, coziest hours with my guy and pup. 
now i’m geared up to start this wild week and want a refreshing and healthy-ish breakfast to match.
i took some inspiration from the bundle of organic peaches lounging in our fridge. then i turned to miss martha for a creative recipe, added some healthier elements (almond milk!) and poof! the perfect summer smoothie.
what’s your favorite way to start the day?

here’s to a easy, breezy week.
happy monday!

vanilla, peach & almond milk smoothie
{inspired by martha stewart}

We poached ripe peaches with a vanilla bean, then pureed them with almond milk and ice for a rich, tangy treat for breakfast or anytime.


Serves 4 to 6

* 2 cups sugar
* 1 vanilla bean, halved with scraped seeds
* 5 peaches, quartered, pitted
* 1/2 cup almond milk
* 1 1/2 cups small ice cubes


1. Put 4 cups water, sugar, and halved vanilla bean with scraped seeds into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add peaches. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until peaches are tender, about 15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer peaches to a plate to cool completely; remove bean, and discard poaching liquid.

2. Puree cooled peaches in a blender. Add almond milk and small ice cubes; blend until smooth.

bon appetit!

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  1. Vanessa wrote:

    Mmmm. I usually make my weekend morning smoothies with fruit, low fat milk, honey and flax seed, but I’ve never tried almond milk. I will definitely check this out!

    Posted 6.28.10 Reply
  2. That sounds delicious. Just bought a bunch yesterday and may have to try this out! Thanks 🙂

    Posted 6.28.10 Reply