Peach Pie Smoothie Your Source of Summer C
Nectarine Neufchatel Cheesecake
(Family Features) – Warm weather is here, and so is the season’s delicious bounty of fresh summer stone fruit. Everyone knows that fruit is good for you, but did you know that peaches, plums and nectarines are good sources of vitamin C? This summer, bite into a fresh California peach, plum or nectarine to get your Summer C.
Vitamin C is essential for healthy teeth and gums, aids in the absorption of iron and helps maintain connective tissue health which is important for defending against infection. However, the good nutrition news doesn’t stop there. In addition to vitamin C, peaches, plums and nectarines also contain potassium and fiber (see chart below).
Naturally sweet and juicy, California peaches, plums and nectarines are the perfect summertime food, from smart snacking to healthy recipes. For a scrumptious appetizer or satisfying lunch that packs a good-for-you plum punch, try Tarragon Turkey Lettuce Cups with Plums and Toasted Almonds. It’s possible to add more nutrients to your favorite desserts, too. Nectarine Neufchatel Cheesecake is reduced fat, but full of flavor and rich in nectarine nutrients. Don’t forget that drinking your fruit counts, too. This simple Peach Pie Smoothie is a tasty twist on a classic that is a wholesome treat any time of day.
Peach (1 medium/147g)
- Vitamin C %DV – 15%
- Fiber g / %DV – 2 / 8%
- Potassium g / %DV – 230 / 7%
Plums (2 medium/151 g)
- Vitamin C %DV – 10%