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Sassy & Southern: Magnolia Blue's Official Summer Smoothie

Sassy & Southern: Magnolia Blue's Official Summer Smoothie

I'm not going shellac it, y'all - I love delicious food, but don't always eat on time, or make enough time for meal prep or forget to eat altogether. My husband has been known to order food for delivery for me (he's in Florida) to our Maryland house because he thinks I'm not consuming what I need, when I need it. God bless him!

Some time ago, I began incorporating more smoothies in my diet (making them myself, or buying them). Unfortunately, I can no longer have the spinach-kale smoothies I very much love for getting my dose of veggies (dark leafy greens are high in oxalate, which is the leading cause of kidney stones - see my previous blog on southerners and lemonade!), but I can use smoothies as a way of getting the protein, grains, vitamins and other nutrients I need, that  may elude me when I miss a regular meal.

As Maggie Blue, I went to one of my favorite Baltimore peeps, known for her nutritious dishes and impeccable style. I asked her to develop a smoothie just for Magnolia Blue - something southern and healthy for all my blog and social media followers. Well, my friend, Dulany Noble, hit this one out of the park with this antioxidant-rich, healthy gut and immune-boosting blast of southern sass.

This peach concoction is the height of hydration and nutrition. Southern summers, even with all the humidity, can be dehydrating and peaches are one of the most hydrating fruits available at 89% water. Add to that, this southern staple is packed with vitamins and minerals, like vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium. The ginger and cinnamon not only add some spicy sass, they are gut-healthy immune boosters, as is the honey, which can also help to lower triglycerides.

This calcium and protein dense smoothie is a great kick-start to your day - but I think I'll have one for lunch!

Magnolia Blue Official Sassy Southern Summer Smoothie
1 cup frozen peaches 🍑
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
3/4 cup milk beverage
1/4 cup oats
1 carrot
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
Put all in high speed blender and blend until smooth.
You can follow my friend, Dulany, for more of her fabulous recipes @DulanyDishes on Instagram and, of course, for her impeccable styling @GalaCloths. Dulany's entertaining style is gracious and relaxed, and full of southern hospitality. She not only, literally, makes a business of being a top hospitality professional in the Baltimore region - I've been a lucky guest at Berry Patch Farm, enjoying the scenery of the rolling expanse of farmland, with time to play with her kitty, Monday and gab with the girls. An accomplished horsewoman, Dulany spends her free time with the Carrollton Hounds and her sweet horse, Smitten. We are really pleased with this special smoothie she developed for those of us here on the front porch. 
Drink up, y'all!



Comments on this post (1)

  • May 31, 2021

    I have adopted a habit of having black coffee for breakfast. I proceed to get busy and then realize around 2:30 -3:00 p.m. that I haven’t eaten. I get shaky and hangry. I reach for the dark chocolate protein granola and nut bar in the pantry. After inhaling my snack I notice the chips, pretzels and cookies. I convince myself that since I haven’t really eaten, I’ll supplement my snack and ignore the fruit and baby carrots. I become the living human form of “If you give a mouse a cookie”. Peaches are just taking off in north Texas. Parker Country will host the Parker County Peach Festival in mid June. This smoothie will hit the spot and hopefully break some bad habits.

    — Jane Wittman

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