Ginger Peach Margarita

A tasty margarita might be just the thing you need to cool off during these hot summer days.  For an extra kick of ginger, throw in a small slice and muddle it with the peach.  

Serves 1. 

Ginger Peach Margarita

3 peach slices

1.5 oz blanco tequila

.5 oz triple sec

1 oz fresh lime juice

.5 oz ginger simple syrup

lime wedge + thin ginger slice for garnish

Muddle the peaches in a glass.  Pour in tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup.  Add ice, shake and tumble into a salted glass.  Garnish with lime wedge and ginger slice.  

 

Ginger Simple Syrup

Ginger syrup, it's so simple to make.  (ha! Sorry.)  It's great way to punch up your lemonade, ice tea or cocktails this summer.  You'll find it in a margarita in an upcoming post.  Store it in the fridge.

Ginger Simple Syrup

8 oz water

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup chopped, peeled fresh ginger

In a small sauce pot, combine water, sugar and ginger.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes.  Strain.  

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

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Satisfy your sweet tooth and your pre or post workout protein fix with this smoothie.  I like Whey to Go protein powder but use whichever chocolate one you prefer.  

If you have the time, I recommend peeling the banana and freezing it before blending for a colder smoothie.  

Makes about 8oz.  

Peanut Butter + Chocolate Smoothie

1 banana, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup fat free milk

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.