I love fall, but the only thing that I don’t like about the crisp, beautiful change of weather is the fact that peach season comes to an end. That juicy fruit with its velvety and nutritious skin is hard to beat. In fact, peaches are often used to dress up some otherwise blah foods like oatmeal and yogurt. But this summertime favorite isn’t just a sweet treat, it’s also good for you to eat!
Peaches contain ten essential vitamins: vitamins A, B-6, C, E, K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and pantothenic acid (source). They’re also rich in minerals: potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, iron, and calcium. And believe it or not, the fuzzy skin on peaches is just as important to your health as its fleshy interior. Significant antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid are present. Chlorogenic acid has been linked to warding off cancer and reducing body inflammation (source).
And last but not least, let’s not forget the large amount of fiber that one peach contains (source). As we all know, fiber is wonderful for preventing constipation and promoting digestive health. Now that’s a lot of goodness coming from a single fruit. As peach season comes to a close and fall inspires new juice recipes, say goodbye to this delectable fruit with a little Peach Harvest concoction.
- 6 peaches—rich in essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber
- 6 oranges—antioxidant protection and rich in vitamin C
- 4 red apples—regulates blood sugar levels
- 3 lemons—helps lower the risk of stroke and fights free radical formations
- 1 large bag of carrots—excellent source of vitamin A
- Wash peaches, oranges, apples, lemons, and carrots.
- Peel oranges, lemons, and carrots.
- Core peaches and apples.
- Toss all of the ingredients into juicer and activate.
- Pour into pitcher.
- Stir and serve.