Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Apricot smoothies

A local couple has a backyard farm, Amadio Ranch, that is truly enviable. And this week their Apricots are coming into their own. THEY ARE DELICIOUS! And because they are organic and fresh off the tree ripe, they are quick to bruise. So rather than trying to eat them all plain, I thought it would be fun to try some of the most ripe in a smoothie. It was so good, I played around with the recipe until I came up with this:

6 very ripe apricots (pits removed)
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
1/2 teaspoon orange marmalade
Ice Cubes

Blend and enjoy! Smoothies are super simple, and this one is high in protein and not TOO high in sugar/carbs despite it's sweet and slightly-tangy goodness. According to it has 30 carbs, 2 fat, 13 protein and 5 of that is fiber. I'm thinking of making them into a compote to have on pork or chicken next.

How do you like your Apricots?

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