Sugar, cinnamon, fruit, and spices meld together in pies for a dessert that entices cravings at any time of the year. The only downside to pining after pie year-round is when summer hits, and the temperatures start soaring off the charts. Even though nutmeg and peaches are the pairing you desire above all, hot weather and hot kitchens aren’t always a recipe for success.
Thankfully, there are smoothie alternatives that won’t cause you to break a sweat. With pie-inspired smoothies, you might even get a few healthy benefits in your dessert lacking in traditional pies. So when the sun’s rays are making your kitchen too hot to handle, stay cool, and drink one of these six smoothies instead of baking up a storm.
1. Peach Pie Smoothie
Spot on for the summer season are Ellie Krieger’s peach smoothies from The Cooking Channel. The ratios below make one 2-cup sized serving, but it can very easily be increased for sweet smoothie sharing.
- ½ cup nonfat or 1 percent lowfat milk
- ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened frozen peaches
- 1 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch ground nutmeg
- pinch ground ginger
Directions: Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.