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Fun Facts about Peaches!




To lighten the mood a little something this week, we want to talk about peaches. Did you know August is National Peach Month? That's right, President Ronald Reagan signed an order on June 16th, 1982 to honor peaches. He wanted more people in the United States to add this and other nutritious fruits to their diet so that they can live a more healthier and longer life.

Fun Facts About Peaches

Did you know?

1. Peaches are packed with Vitamins A, B & C, and minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, and magnesium. They are antioxidants that are helpful for high blood pressure heart disease and certain cancers.

2. Eat a peach day is August 22nd and Eat a Peach Pie Day is August 24th.

3. June through mid-September is the perfect time eat peaches.

4. As with Avocados, peaches can be ripened by placing them in a dark paper bag for about three days.

5. Peaches are low in calories, eat plenty.

6. Peaches are high in fiber, hence making it easy to digest and helpful in moving food through the system quickly to avoid constipation.

7. Peach cobbler, salad, smoothies, and cupcakes/cakes are delicious, nutritious treats that are favorites here in the United States. Make one or all this month :)

8. Most Peach trees produce fruit for roughly 12 years.

9. Peaches symbolize good luck and long life.

10. A peach tree can grow up to 33 ft.

Peach Note

Telling someone "they are a peach" means they are sweet and kind and that you like them. How many people are peaches in your life?

Trivia Questions:

  1. Which state in America, is the Peach State?

  2. What 3 states in America produces the most peaches?


Raw/No Bake Peach Cobbler

Serving Size: 6 - 8

Prep Time: 35 Minutes

Crust

(1) Cup Pecan or Almonds or Walnuts

(12) Dates

(1/2) Teaspoon Cinnamon

(1/2) Teaspoon Lime

(1/2) Teaspoon Lemon

Filling

(4-5) Cups Peaches (Organic)

(1/4) Cup Coconut Water

(1) Teaspoon Cinnamon

(1) Teaspoon Lime (Fresh)

(1) Teaspoon Vanilla (Organic)

(2) Tablespoons Agave/Maple Syrup or Brown Sugar for sweetness


*Optional (Teaspoon of soaked oats for decor and extra fiber)

Instructions:

Mix all the crust ingredients in a food processor or blender until it becomes a cookie dough consistency. Once everything is fully blended place in a pie bowl and let sit while preparing the filling.

In a bowl, mix together all the filling ingredients together. Add the peaches in first (sliced thinly of course), followed by all the other filling ingredients. Stir it all together and let sit for about 10 minutes. Pour into the pie crust and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top and eat as is or chill in the fridge. Your no bake peach cobbler is ready to go down, causing no digestion issues either. Raw baking never tasted so great and it is gluten and guilt free.

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