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Nectarine Blush

Nectarine Blush

  • Prep

    2 m
  • Cook

    2 m
  • Ready In

    4 m
Trinka G

Trinka G

I love making this drink in the summer with fresh nectarines. It is also really good made with fresh peaches. The buttermilk gives it a fresh and tangy flavor while the brown sugar disguises the fact you are using buttermilk!

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  • Calories:
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 132 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the nectarines, brown sugar and buttermilk in the bowl of a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
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naples34102
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naples34102

8/9/2010

Hubs walked into the kitchen as I was making this - uh-oh! The buttermilk carton was on the counter, so I quickly hid it under the sink before he could see it. I knew if he knew there was buttermilk in it, this smoothie would be doomed. I watched as he quickly drank the first glassful and I asked him to comment while I poured him a refill (this was about 30 seconds later). He said it was "peachy," (of course he MEANT "nectarine-y"), and that there was "something odd about it - but in a good way." Only after he finished the last of this 2-serving recipe did I reveal there was buttermilk in the drink, to which he quickly scrunched up his nose. And then he rated it four stars. I never saw him drink a smoothie that fast. I made this exactly as the submitter directed and threw a few ice cubes into the blender as well. Hubs said he appreciated that this wasn't so cold that it gave him an ice cream headache. Maybe that's why it went down in a New York Minute.

CC♥'s2bake
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CC♥'s2bake

8/16/2010

I do like buttermilk in a smoothie, but it was too dominant here, and though I used sweet ripe nectarines, their flavor did not come through as I was expecting. Because the recipe doesn't use frozen fruit or ice, it was warm, which was not appealing. I added a frozen banana after the fact which helped make it slightly icy and more refreshing. Ice cubes would dilute the flavor even more. I might make this again if I have buttermilk to use up, but I would chop up the nectarines ahead of time and toss them in the freezer overnight, cut the buttermilk in half and make up the difference with orange juice.

icook
9

icook

9/21/2010

I would give it five stars, but I didn't think that was fair considering that I changed the recipe some. I took CC's advice and chopped the nectarine up, froze it and then used half OJ and half buttermilk. The buttermilk would have been overpowering if I had used the full cup. (and I love buttermilk!) So the recipe, as is, would be good, but not something I make again. With those changes, it is now my all-time favorite smoothie!

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