Now that I’m heading to Arizona in just over a month, I’m trying to develop a recipe list of drinks, meals, and snacks to cool me down. I visited Nathan in Arizona, the summer after my freshman year at Hopkins, and it was over 100˚F, which coming from Maine, was hotter than anywhere I had been before.
I’ve never exactly been sold on “green” smoothies. Sure they pack in some extra veggies, but most of the ones I’ve tried are pretty gross, and the ones I want to make often have ingredients that I’ve never heard of (what the heck is maca root powder?). While I’m sure maca root powder does wonders for your skin, boosts longevity and wards off cancer, I’m not going to buy it for just one smoothie. This peach, kale, and coconut smoothie, however, is different. It’s surprisingly fresh, contains all common ingredients, is super fast to make, and more importantly, tastes good.