Fitness Food Friday: Grilled Peaches with Coconut Cream

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Sarah Williams is a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado with a Culinary degree and a background in nutrition. She has spent time honing her skills in local restaurants including Giovannis and Fire. For the past three years Sarah has been a personal chef for elite and professional athletes, designing menus that adhere to strict dietary needs. When she is not cooking, Sarah is a mom to two active children and enjoys yoga, biking, and cross training workouts with her husband. Being physically fit, healthy, and knowing where her food comes from are passions of hers. If you would like to reach Sarah personally, email her at sarahpersonalchef@gmail.com. Every Friday, Sarah will have a new healthy and delicious recipe to share with the fitness community. Stay tuned for

Peaches and Ice Cream

It’s time for a healthy, sweet snack for a change. Peaches are an amazing fruit. They are filled with so many health benefits including antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, carotene, potassium, fluoride, iron and the list goes on. To top it off you can even grill and bake these. The best time to buy peaches is from June all the way into the fall. I am sharing a recipe where it doesn't really matter what season it is, because we will be grilling them and adding some delicious flavors. This dish is so refreshing, easy, and inexpensive to prepare. As a bonus, it only takes a few ingredients. How perfect is that?

Grocery list

3 medium ripe peaches

1 tsp of vanilla

1 can of coconut milk, refrigerated

1/4 cup of chopped walnuts

Fresh mint (optional)

Cooking

Place the peaches on the grill with the cut side down first. Grill on medium to low heat until they are soft. As a reference, this should take about 3-4 minutes on each side.

Scoop the cream off the top of the can of chilled coconut milk. Whip together coconut cream and vanilla with a handheld mixer or using a whisk by hand. Drizzle over each peach and top with cinnamon, mint, and walnuts to garnish.

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