Monday, July 28, 2008

Summer Fresh Treat

There is little that can rival a ripe, warm peach or apricot fresh of the tree at the peak of ripeness. The sweet floral aroma invades your nostrils and the juice runs down your arm and chin no matter how you try to catch it all. If you are lucky enough to have a tree or can get good fruit at a farmer's market and find yourself with several on hand which all needed to be used yesterday this is a great way to use them up. It tastes like a treat, but it's a sight healthier than anything you are going to find at the ice cream parlor.

Fresh Peach Shake
4 or 5 fresh peaches (or nectarines), pitted and cut into quarters (not peeled)
1/2 box silken tofu
1-4 tbsp agave nectar (to taste, depending on your fruit)
2-3 cups ice
soy milk or water to desired consistency

Place peaches in blender and give it a whirl until the big chunks are gone. Add tofu and agave nectar. Blend until smooth, 15-30 seconds. Taste to determine if you want more agave, and add if desired. Add ice and blend until smooth. If you want it thinner add soy milk or water, if you like it thicker add more ice. Serves 2(ish).

This is fantastic on a hot afternoon when you want a nice cold snack that won't weight you down.

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