3 Peachy Raw Food Recipes for Summer: Peach Ice Cream, Peach Pit Tea, and Peach-Mango Salsa

As a mum I am always looking for new  and interesting recipes so that I can prepare some healthy food for my family and myself, of course without compromising its taste and looks.  I found this really interesting recipe on peaches which is perfect for this summer for me and my family to indulge upon. Hope you’ll love it..!!

3 Peachy Raw Food Recipes for Summer: Peach Ice Cream, Peach Pit Tea, and Peach-Mango Salsa

by Guest Blogger

3 Peachy Raw Food Recipes for Summer: Peach Ice Cream, Peach Pit Tea, and Peach-Mango Salsa

 

Here in the deep-south, Georgia, everyone is excited about peaches!  Of course, it is the “Peach State”.  Even Whole Foods is having the One-Day Sale on Peaches.   So, if you missed the opportunity to pick our own at the local orchards, there is still a chance to stock up.  If you are not living in the deep south, then hopefully your local natural foods market or farmer’s markets has a good crop of peaches to offer as well.

Peaches are high in a number of nutrients your body needs such as niacin, thiamine, potassium and calcium. They are also high in beta carotene, an antioxidant that converts to Vitamin A, which is essential for healthy hearts and eyes. The darker the peach’s color, the more Vitamin A it has in its pulp. The antioxidants may also help in maintaining healthy urinary and digestive functions.

Peach tea is known in Eastern cultures to be a kidney cleanser and used in detoxification. This isn’t peach flavored tea, but a brew made from the pits. Many people claim peaches are good for relief of stomach ulcers and other digestive issues like colitis and kidney disease. This may be due to their high fiber and potassium content.

Summertime peach recipes bring back tons of memories from my childhood. I can remember sitting under a big ‘ole tree in my grandmother’s back yard, listening to the hum of the ice cream maker, just waiting for that first bite of peach ice cream! Here is our favorite raw food version of peach ice cream:

 Peach Ice Kream

(adapted from The Delicious Revolution site)

 Ingredients:

  • Cashews for Raw Peach Ice Cream Recipe
1 cup cashews, soaked
  • 4 cups peaches
  • 1/4 cup raw agave nectar,
    or honey, or maple syrup
    (I like maple syrup in this particular recipe)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
    (as needed)
  • 
dash salt

 Directions:

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until creamy.

Add just ¼ cup of the water to start.

To make ice cream, either pour into an ice cream maker, following maker directions or freeze in ice cube trays.

If frozen in ice cube trays, pop out frozen cubes into your blender and pulse quickly to make a creamy treat.

Our favorite summer salsa!

 Peach-Mango Salsa

 Ingredients:

  • Fresh Peaches for Peach-Mango Salsa Recipe2 mangoes,
    peeled and chopped
  • 2 fresh peaches,
    peeled and chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
    Fresh Mangoes for Peach-Mango Salsa Recipe(optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • juice of one lime
  • dash salt and pepper

 Directions:

Combine all ingredients and chill.

Also, yummy to serve alongside avocado slices.

Makes a beautiful summer presentation!

Recipe for Peach Pit TeaPeach Pit Tea

 Ingredients:

  • Dried peach pits

 Directions:

Remove any excess flesh from the pits. Boil them in water for a few minutes to remove any remaining flesh.

Dry the peach pits on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven for an hour or so. Let cool, and store in an airtight container.

Combine 5 pits with 4 to 5 cups water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, covered for 10 to 15 minutes.

Pits may be used for three or four batches of tea.

Sweeten with honey if you desire.

For variations, try boiling with grated ginger or cinnamon.

Hope you enjoy a slice of summer … the peach!!!

What are some of your favorites ways to enjoy the fresh juicy goodness of peaches? 

Source: 3 Peachy Raw Food Recipes for Summer

 

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