Peaches are in season during the height of summer, between July and August. This means they’re super-sweet, ridiculously juicy, and at their nutritious peak in terms of vitamin content.
One large peach contains about 20% of your daily vitamin C needs, which helps keep your immune system strong. It also has around 10% of your vitamin A, dietary fibre, and potassium, which keep your eyes healthy, digestion balanced, and energy levels up.
Traditionally, peach melba is made up of peaches, raspberry sauce, and vanilla ice-cream. Our simple, 3-ingredient version is vegan-friendly and even healthier, yet maintains the sweet, creamy flavours of an indulgent treat. You can either enjoy it as a blended smoothie or delicious layered dessert. All you need is:
• 1 fresh peach, with stone removed
• 1 handful or raspberries (fresh or frozen)
• ½ cup or 125g of dairy-free yogurt (vanilla or coconut)
Smoothie directions: blend all the ingredients until smooth, we don’t go in for complicated recipes here ;)
Layered dessert directions: slice half the peach and arrange in the bottom of a mason jar or bowl. Spoon the vegan yogurt on top to create a second layer. Then blend the remaining peach half with the raspberries, and pour on top.
What’s dairy-free yogurt? It’s a yogurt that’s not made from the milk of animals, and is easily available at most local supermarkets. Look for brands like Silk, Alpro, Lactaid, or So Delicious. Or use half a frozen banana in place of the yogurt (check out our article on How To Make a Smoothie Without Yogurt or Milk for instructions).
Can I used tinned peaches? Fresh is best, but tinned is better than nothing. Be sure to buy the versions in fruit juice or water rather than syrup.