Friday, February 21, 2014

Celebrating National Canned Food Month with Peach Smoothie

Since it is the National Canned Food Month, I am celebrating it with Del Monte Canned Peaches by making a delicious smoothie. During the cold winter months, it is difficult to find fresh, economical fruit to include in our fruit and nutrient intake. Luckily, we can buy canned fresh fruits such as California peaches that have vitamins our body needs.
In celebration of National Canned Food Month this February, the California Cling Peach Board commissioned did a survey that revealed some shocking misconceptions about canned peaches. Almost two thirds of Canadians think that the canning process adversely affects the nutritional content of the peaches. However, according to a study by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, canned peaches are higher in antioxidants and Vitamin A and are nearly four times higher in Vitamin C and 10 times higher in folate than fresh peaches. California cling peaches are picked and packed usually within 24 hours, ensuring they retain their appearance, texture, flavour and nutritional content.
The online survey done between January 14th to 17th, 2014 on 1510 randomly selected Canadian adults aged 25-54 who are the primary or shared grocery shopper in their household reveals additional key findings about canned peach users:
  • 69% indicate that reducing the sugar content would likely encourage them to buy canned peaches more frequently than they currently do. California cling peaches do not contain added sugar. They are packed in water or their own light juice. 
  • 69% say knowing the peaches came from Canada or the U.S. would likely encourage users to buy canned peaches more often. 
  • 55% say convenience is what they prefer about canned peaches over fresh.
Not only are canned California cling peaches nutritious, but also delicious and versatile, which can be included in a number of recipes. Here is a recipe for a protein-packed peach smoothie courtesy of the California Cling Peach Board that is guaranteed to leave us feeling nourished and energized in the winter months.
1/2 cup cold Almond milk 
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 
8 slices canned California cling peaches 
3 strawberries 
1 tsp. honey 
3 to 4 ice cubes 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pour into a glass.

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31 comments:

  1. I love canned peaches,,yumm,,this souds good!

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  2. I absolutely love canned peaches. I didn't know they were that healthy.

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  3. The smoothie looks nice and sunny :)

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  4. This looks so yummy. We go through a lot of cans here :|

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  5. Nice, When I think of smoothies I always think fresh or frozen fruits. Never thought of canned for some strange reason! I love canned peaches!

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  6. slurrppp :P yummyyyy smoothiieeee :) wish i could get this glass :P

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  7. The smoothie looks great but would love a non-dairy version using vanilla soy milk since 3 out of 4 of us in my home are allergic to dairy products. I like canned fruit. I think they taste very fresh (especially peaches, pears and pineapple) especially compared to frozen fruit that get mushy when they thaw.

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  8. yumm, love my smoothies and this one sounds good!

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  9. must admit I haven't had canned fruit in years.
    jan

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  10. I buy canned fruits to as its hard to find fresh fruit sometimes that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg for price! P.S. love the smoothie recipe!

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  11. I never thought of making a smoothie from canned peaches. This I would enjoy.
    (Debbie W)

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  12. Yumm, I love peach smoothies. I've always had fresh, but prefer the taste of canned peaches, so I will try this next time.

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  13. I seldom buy canned fruits but I do buy canned beans which is really a convenience.

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  14. Sounds absolutely wonderful. :)

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  15. Sounds like a yummy smoothie. We do keep canned Peaches on hand especially in the winter! (Judy Cowan)

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  16. Looks like a delicious smoothie. Thanks for your recipe share.
    Cheers.

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  17. Now that looks refreshing! It actually makes me miss summer more then ever, if that's even possible.

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  18. We use a lot of canned fruit, mostly stuff I can myself but we buy some as well. I love making smoothies too!

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  19. My family enjoys peaches so in the winter I'm always glad to be able to get them canned.

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  20. That looks so good. I love peaches and can't wait for warmer weather so I can enjoy these cold.

    Rafflecopter name: Sarah S.
    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  21. Smoothies are such a good breakfast. My grandchildren just love them too so it is a perfect way to give them a nutritious snack.

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  22. Mmmm I really love smoothies :) DOnt ask me why but I have never thought to use canned fruit in them - thanks for the idea :)

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  23. We love smoothies in our house, and adding canned peaches sounds so good!

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  24. I love smoothies! I have never thought of using canned fruit though!

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  25. I am craving one now. For some reason I never think of using canned fruit for smoothies and I know I have some!

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