• 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 5.3 oz package of plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seed
  • 1 cup reduced fat milk

My friend let me raid her peach tree this summer. I came home and sliced up mounds of peaches to store in my freezer to make peach smoothies and peach shakes this winter.

I love smoothies, yogurt smoothies, ice cream smoothies (I guess that would be more of a shake), green smoothies anything smoothie. When I was in chemotherapy I found it hard at times to eat properly. I would range from a complete lack of appetite to eating anything in the house. I tended to find that I could usually work on drinking a smoothie when nothing else sounded good. I used Greek yogurt for my smoothies frequently because chemo can also hurt the lining of your stomach and getting some good probiotics in the tummy can’t hurt. Smoothies are a great food for cancer patients (at least as far as I am concerned, I am no expert).

Ground Flax Seed – One trick I learned from a nutritionist is to add ground flax seed to your juices and smoothies, it adds a nutty flavor and it is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. I don’t eat a lot of fish and I am not so great at taking fish oil regularly. Studies have been done about whether or not Omega-3 suppresses the formation of certain cancers with nothing conclusive (as most nutrition/cancer tests tend to be).

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 5.3 oz package of plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seed
  • 1 cup reduced fat milk

I throw all of the ingredients in a plastic cup that came with my hand mixer and mix until the peaches are thoroughly blended. It is a little thick at first, but thins out as the peaches melt into your delicious peach greek yogurt smoothie.