freezing peaches for smoothies :)

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Remember this recipe, the smoothie with the peaches & the spinach? Yuppers, this is what we usually do. It’s easier and faster in the mornings to just throw in spinach and frozen peaches, instead of having to take the time to cut them up. It works beautifully!

And anyways, when life gives you peaches, what else are ya going to do with them? 😉

We found a nice, simple way to do this from Better Homes & Gardens. Steps & Pictures 1-6 belong to BH & G. The seventh step is changed to how we normally do it.

How to Freeze Peaches

Step 1: Slit the skin on each peach

Use a sharp knife to make a shallow X on the bottom of each peach.
(This step allows for expansion when the peaches get blanched in Step 2.)
 

Step 2: Blanch the peaches

 
  • Bring a large pot of water to boiling.
  • Fill a large bowl with ice water.
  • Working in batches, carefully lower 3 or 4 peaches into the boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds.

Step 3: Quickly cool peaches

Using a slotted spoon, transfer peaches from boiling water to the bowl of ice water.

Step 4: Peel peaches

When the peaches are cool enough to handle, use a knife or your fingers to peel the skin from each peach.

They should be super easy to peel though. You should barely have to use a knife.

Step 5: Remove peach pits

  • Using a sharp knife, cut each peeled peach in half around the pit.
  • Gently twist each half to expose the pit.
  • Using the knife, pry the pit out of the peach.

Step 6: Slice peaches

Cut each peach half into slices.

Step 7: Prepare peaches for freezing

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Arrange peach slices evenly on baking sheets, and make sure they’re not touching each other (unless you want a big ice-ball of peaches).

Freeze them overnight, put them in plastic baggies, and voila! 😀

2 thoughts on “freezing peaches for smoothies :)

  1. Hey! I was going through my blog followers/members and you are one of them! I wanted to make sure you knew I changed my blog name from agirlaftergodsownheart15.blogspot.com to joyfullyliving4jesus.blogspot.com. I hope you are having a great week!
    ~Tashia
    p.s I asked you before if you had Instagram, but I can’t remember what post it was on! Could you answer my question again on this post? 🙂

    • Oh! Ok! Thank you for giving me your new web address! I got a little confused, haha 🙂 I am having a great week, I hope you are too!

      Unfortunately, no, I don’t have Instagram. I don’t have the fancy phone for it haha 🙂

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