Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Peach Chia Jam

standard June 24, 2015 2 responses

The best way to savor that fresh fruit flavor long after the season ends? Preserve it! This quick chia jam can be easily frozen to enjoy this summer’s juicy peach goodness for the rest of the year. A little maple sweetness and a pinch of peppery heat is going to make breakfast even more addicting.

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Sweet 'n' Spicy Peach Chia Jam

Serving Size: Serves 8

Calories per serving: 38 kcal

Sweet 'n' Spicy Peach Chia Jam

A little maple sweetness and a pinch of peppery heat is going to make breakfast even more addicting with this quick chia jam. Whether spread on toast, stirred into oatmeal, enjoyed with a little vegan cheese and wine, it will definitely not last long!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe medium peaches, diced (about 1 c)
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 T chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Add peaches and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until peaches are soft and broken down.
  2. Roughly mash peaches to consistency desired. Add maple syrup, red pepper flakes, and chia seeds. Stir to combine.
  3. Continue to cook on low heat until jam thickens from the chia seeds, about 5-10 minutes.
  4. Pour jam into a mason jar and let cool.
http://www.neatandnutritious.com/sweet-n-spicy-peach-chia-jam/

Nutrition:

Per serving: 38 kcal, 8 g carbs, 0 g fat, 1 g protein, 1 mg sodium, 7 g sugar

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Peaches: Sweet Summertime

standard June 22, 2015 Leave a response

My current obsession with peaches has been strong this summer (see here and here). And it’s not slowing down anytime soon. Thank you, Fredericksburg, Texas, for having the best peaches ever. I seriously cannot get enough of their ripe, juicy goodness.

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Nutrition:

One medium peach has just under 60 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates, mostly from natural sugars. They are a great source of vitamins A and C, and also pack in at least 5% daily value of niacin, vitamin K, vitamin E, potassium, manganese, and copper. (Source)

Benefits:

The high vitamin content of peaches provides a variety of benefits. Vitamin A provides eye health, and vitamins C and E provides immune support. Niacin along with a few other B vitamins are vital for cell and nerve health. Vitamin K aids in blood clotting.

As a sweet, low calorie fruit, peaches are a great alternative to sugary treats and desserts, providing fiber and satisfaction at the same time.

Recipes:

Enjoy this summer’s ripe, juicy fruit in one of these fun recipes:

Peach Mint Frozen Yogurt

standard June 17, 2015 Leave a response

Texas peaches are just about one of the best parts of my summer CSA. Small, yet full of juicy flavor, they remind me of all the fun that needs to be had in the coming months. I tend to forget about peaches, and go straight for the summer berries when I want fruit. Just like I had forgotten all about the joys of spending hours in a pool with friends and adventuring through trails and the smell of charcoal cooking all the veggies. The past summers have been marked by lots of work, moving, and traveling, and not as much slowing down. This summer is thankfully already shaping up to be different.

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Peach Mint Frozen Yogurt

Serving Size: Serves 2

Calories per serving: 177 kcal

Peach Mint Frozen Yogurt

Ripe, juicy peaches. Cool, fresh mint. Sweet, creamy yogurt. The best part of summer is refreshing frozen treats made out of ripe, seasonal fruits. Coconut yogurt adds just a hint of coconut but lets the peaches and mint shine in this easy, no cook, summer treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 c fresh peaches, diced
  • 1/2 c plain coconut yogurt
  • 3 T mint leaves
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 T agave
  • 2 tsp almond milk

Instructions

  1. Blend peaches and yogurt in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Add mint, lime, and agave and blend again until evenly mixed.
  3. If you have an ice cream maker, add mixture and mix according to ice cream maker instructions.
  4. If you don't have an ice cream maker, place mixture in a freezer-safe container and freeze until solid, stirring every hour or so to prevent ice crystals from forming.
http://www.neatandnutritious.com/peach-mint-frozen-yogurt/

Nutrition:

Per serving: 177 kcal, 43 g carbs, 1 g fat, 2 g protein, 37 mg sodium, 37 g sugar

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