Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

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I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South Carolina. And you can bet I’ve had some of the best peaches this summer!

Last week, I stopped by a road stand just off exit 177—the last exit in Georgia, right before entering South Carolina. There were baskets full of some of the most beautiful peaches I’ve ever seen, all plump and ripe.

The man at the fruit stand told me these would be the sweetest peaches I ever had, I really couldn’t believe him, because he said these were South Carolina peaches. And being from Georgia … well, let’s just say I’m a little biased when it comes to peaches.

When I got home, I couldn't wait to try one—and I had to control myself not to eat every single one of them right then and there! Those were some of the sweetest and juiciest peaches I’ve ever had.

I’m not quite sure of the thought process I used for this recipe, I think it was just dumb luck, but for some reason, I sliced up some peaches, poured a little coconut milk over them, added a little plain Greek yogurt for thickness, and drizzled some honey on top to sweeten it up. Oh, my, it was heaven in a bowl! Pure. Golden. Heaven. In a bowl! This must be ambrosia of the gods!

Ever since, this has been my favorite thing to eat for breakfast. This sweet and creamy heavenly combination is easy to make, healthy, and can even be made the night before so the flavors blend together, making it even more scrumptious!

Peaches and Cream, the Healthy Version

Ingredients:

  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut milk, canned
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey

Directions:

Slice the peaches and place into a cereal bowl. Set aside.

In another small bowl, add yogurt, honey, and half of the coconut milk. Whisk together until mixture becomes smooth. Blend in other half of coconut milk.

Pour coconut milk mixture over the peaches and enjoy!

By the way, if you’re ever in the area of North Georgia and South Carolina during peach season on the weekends, pull off exit 177 at Dad’s and see if the peach man, Zeeny Cobb, is out there selling peaches. If you make it this year before peach season ends (within the next three to four weeks), you will enjoy some of the best peaches ever!

*Helpful Hints*

- can use 1/2 cup Silk coconut milk with 1/2 cup canned coconut milk for less fat.

- All measurements are US

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Julie

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