Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret

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Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret. Happy November everyone! I am kicking off this week and this month with a smoothie recipe that has a little secret.

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret (2) You see, It’s Smoothie Week over at Williams-Sonoma and I’m joining in. They’re looking for some Not Your Average Smoothies and I think once I tell you about this smoothie’s little secret ingredient you’ll agree that it is anything but average. I have added some pretty out-there ingredients to my smoothies in the past with varying results.

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret (3) A helpful tip: don’t add grapefruit, it’s just not worth it. Iceberg lettuce doesn’t work very well either and I never can seem to get raw carrots smooth. The latter is probably because I have been using an old blender. It’s pretty ancient and I really need to get a new one. There are some really nice ones available over on Williams-Sonoma’s site. You can go check out their availible blenders if you need a new one too.

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret (8) I am constantly trying to think up new nutritional ingredients to add to smoothies that wouldn’t be detectable to my favorite bunch of taste-tester kiddos. They love their smoothies and are always there to help me out when a smoothie is involved. I’ve thought about adding tomatoes or tomato sauce and I am intrigued by what it would taste like with berries. Definitely something for next time, but I didn’t add tomatoes to this one. Nope, I added something even weirder.

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret So what is this secret ingredient?

Enter: My peaches and coconut cream smoothie containing white beans.

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret (5) I know,  it seems like a very regrettable choice to put beans in your smoothie but you have to try it. You can’t detect a thing and it adds fiber and protein without having to use overpriced powders with artificial flavors.

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret (6) No one who tried this could tell they were in there, chef’s honor. Not only that, they loved it. I only needed to add a little sweetness because the coconut cream is already naturally sweet. It also offers a healthy alternative to dairy and makes this a vegan smoothie too (if you use almond milk and agave), so everyone can have some.

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret (7) I don’t know if you can tell but I am pretty happy with this one. Maybe I’m just relieved that my craziness wasn’t total insanity and didn’t end in a smoothie down the drain. A little pinch of cinnamon finishes this smoothie off and makes it like drinking peach cobbler in a glass!

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret (4)

I hope you guys try this recipe. I think it’s a keeper!

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie with a Secret

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream (not milk)
  • 1/2 cup cooked white beans, rinsed well
  • 3 medium peaches, peeled with pits removed
  • 3 tablespoons or to taste honey or agave nectar (or sugar)
  • 1/3 cup milk, almond milk, or water
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut (optional for added coconut flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or chilled
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