We are on a road trip to South Carolina but I simply had to share this recipe with you all while I’m gone. Recently I was running a bit late in my day which meant that I was still working on my Fuzzy Navel Mocktail recipe when my daughters arrived home from school. The girls always love when this happens, I allow them to get involved and taste test each and every mixture. It does slow me down but it becomes somewhat of a family event.
Once I was finished, I left all of the fruit and other ingredients on the counter and went to take a phone call. When I returned to the kitchen area, I found my darling 10 year old with my coveted dslr camera strapped around her neck bending over something on the counter.
Stifling my urge to scream out “NOOOOOO”, I took a deep breath and decided to be a calm, encouraging Mom. I quickly realized what she’d done…she wasn’t just playing, she’d actually put some thought and energy into what she was doing!
My kid had made her own smoothie recipe, set up a photo shot, dressed the glass with a garnish and was trying to get some photos! SHOCKED. I was utterly shocked to see how much my child had absorbed from working on recipe development with me.
The instant pride that filled me still lingers today as I look at this photo I snapped with my phone. This 10 year old has only had 1 photography class at school and managed to pull this together.
Sydney realized I was in the room with her and excitedly told me all about her Orange Peach Smoothie recipe, why she chose the glass she did, how the light works for her and kept snapping away. I asked to see some of the pics and was flat-out impressed.
Some were at odd angles but she liked the result, she said it shows off the bubbles and skin from the peaches. Well she’s right on that one!
After some taste-testing I just had to share the recipe with you! I’m proud of her and all of these photos were taken my my amazing 10 year old daughter, Sydney.
Sydney’s Orange Peach Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup peach nectar
- 2 peaches (skin on, pit removed and cut up into chunks)
- 1 large orange (peeled and divided)
- 2 cups of ice
- Place juices, ice, peaches and orange into your blender and blend on medium speed until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
If you could all leave Syd a message of encouragement, I’d appreciate it!