The simple things in life are the best. That sums up how I feel about this nectarine smoothie. This simple recipe is light, refreshing, and has a delightful sweet flavor and incredible creamy texture because of the ripe fresh nectarines.
Nectarines come second only to mangoes for me in their solo ability to cream up a smoothie. Because of their natural velvety texture, nectarines are brilliant additions to smoothies. and you don't need to add bananas, avocado or raw nuts. Their natural sweetness also cuts through the earthy gritty taste of some greens.
This smoothie is literally all about the nectarines. You could make this smoothie green by adding some baby spinach or romaine. Use filtered water instead of raw coconut water if you don't have it. You can also leave out the ginger, if you don't want the heat. I like salting the rim of my glass to turn this into a mocktail. Make this recipe your own. Just don't compromise on the quality of your nectarines. Use high quality nectarines at the peak of ripeness and flavor for the best results. Just blend and add ice for flavor fever.
Don't miss this smoothie in the summer time. It's blendsational.
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*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.
*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.